Egypt has been Israel’s near partner in maintaining peace, albeit a ‘cold peace’, for many years. What would a democratic government in Egypt do to that process, especially if it was the Muslim Brotherhood who controlled the Government?
“The Israeli government is freaking out,” said Dr Shmuel Bachar, at the Israel Institute for Policy and Strategy. “For the past 30 years we have depended on Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel. Now, suddenly, we have rediscovered the existence of something called an Egyptian public, the existence of which we’ve vigorously tried to ignore.” (here)
The President of the United States has, at the first, refused to almost make any statements calling for anything but support of a 30-year dictatorship. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has been less committal.
So my question is this: To what end is Zionism, Christian or otherwise, or maybe better, the fear that democratic Arabic nations may threaten Israel in some way playing into the world (non-)reaction to the what is happening in Egypt?
- Mubarak: The odyssey of the last Pharaoh (vanguardngr.com)
- Israeli Fears Over Regime Change In Egypt (news.sky.com)
- Mubarak sees Brotherhood plotting behind protests – Reuters Africa (news.google.com)
- Egypt protests: stability is returning, President Hosni Mubarak’s allies claim (telegraph.co.uk)
- “Israel Wants Mubarak Toppled” and related posts (aangirfan.blogspot.com)