So says As'ad Abu Khalil, the Lebanese American professor in California: "Ever since Ajami wrote that lousy article on the death of Arab nationalism, lazy Western analysts and journalists readily believed him. I have often argued otherwise. If you have been following in Arabic the news coverage and particularly the noise of the Arab youth on Facebook and Twitter you would not have doubted that common Arab political and emotional sentiments are still shared by the Arab people. Most Arabs on Facebook have put the Tunisian flag or the picture of Muhammad Bouazizi as the profile picture."
I agree that political and emotional sentiments are shared by the Arab people, especially with respect to Palestine.* But are those sentiments strong enough to unite the Arab people into an egalitarian nation, with peace and justice for all? Fat chance.
*The Arabs are divided on a few issues, like Saddam, Iran, and political Islam, to name a few.