"I don't see Palestine on the agenda of the United States or Israel. It is on the shelf..."
- ZAKARIA AL-QAQa Palestinian expert in national security at Al Quds University in Jerusalem, arguing that the Arab Spring, the U.S. presidential election and Europe's economic woes have sidelined the Palestinian cause
"The Arab Spring is coming to China."
- JOHN MCCAINU.S. Senator, pointing to a wave of self-immolations by Tibetans protesting China's repression of their freedom and culture
"Their sentences are the Chinese government's response to the Arab Spring: Freedom and democracy are dirty words, and anyone advocating for them will be punished harshly."
- WANG SONGLIANof the Chinese Human Rights Defenders group, on the latest sentencing of a democracy activist, Li Tie, in central China
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