Shalom: Moderate Arabs likely to drift away from West

Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom warned Tuesday that moderate Arab states may lean towards extremism in light of the attitudes the West took towards former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in his final days in office. He gave Syria as an example of a country that drifted away from the Western sphere off influence.
Shalom added that Israel is closely following events in the region but is refraining from interfering.