The West does not understand the Middle East - Dr. Gerald Steinberg Herland Report

The West does not understand the Middle East – Dr. Gerald Steinberg


Herland Report TV (HTV): Hanne Nabintu Herland discusses with NGO Monitor leader, Gerald Steinberg what went wrong in the so-called Arab Spring.

In a series of interviews, Herland talks to leading Conservatives experts, professors, writers, journalists and priests who live in the Middle East.

“It is a huge mistake to think that whatever your Western country went through a hundred years ago, is the same process that is taking place in Egypt, Syria or Iraq,” says Gerald Steinberg.

He is a political scientist, professor at Bar-Ilan University, founder and president of NGO Monitor, a policy analysis think tank focusing critically on the politicization of non governmental organizations. Watch it here.

In discussing the Arab Spring in 2011, Dr. Steinberg says: “In Egypt there was an election, but very few in the West including Obama understood the context of that election. It brought to power The Muslim Brotherhood.”

“They are not democrats. They wanted to impose their radical Islamic views on the rest of the Egyptian people, and that would have been a disaster and the Egyptians did not want that.”

“The West immediately assumed that this would be the moment when Egypt becomes democratic, like the French Revolution or the Magna Carta in the UK. But every culture has to develop its own process.”


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For many years, Hanne Nabintu Herland has traveled the Middle East, speaking to various groups in the multicultural layers of the Middle Eastern fabric.

In a series of interviews, we will hear the voices of leading intellectuals from the region and their perspectives on current affairs. Their views illustrate how far from the current Western narrative the reality on the ground in the region often is.





The Herland Report Scandinavian news site and TV channel on YouTube has millions of readers/viewers yearly, featuring leading free thinkers, intellectuals, authors and activists on foreign policy, Western cultural decay, religion, values and the need for international justice and respect for national sovereignty. 

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She was born and raised in Africa, has lived in Europe, South America and currently in the Middle East, and traveled extensively in Asia.


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