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The anger on the Arab street for the failure of the United states and the parties themselves to resolve the conflict has played into the backdrop of the Arab uprisings.
what is the " play into"? What is "backdrop"? And what is the meaning of " the conflict has played into the backdrop of the Arab uprisings"?

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    He used the wrong word. I think he may have meant "background" which is something that goes on behind the scenes.
    In this sense, he probably means that the United States and parties themselves may have played a PART or ROLE in the uprisings.

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