Virtual Jerusalem published this article this morning. After an intensive week of my own personal obsessions, the news has been rippling constantly with reports from Egypt.
When I first came to Israel in 1978, Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin signed their historic peace agreement, making Egypt an important figure in Middle East stability. Mubarak has upheld this relationship. What will be? We can only stay tuned.
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Egypt, one of the only two Arab states to sign peace with Israel, is wobbling dangerously on the brink of revolutionary change with potentially spreading fallout. This week, Israel was dismayed to find itself looking suddenly at three blatantly hostile fronts about to spring up around its borders: Lebanon, which has dropped into the Iranian orbit, followed by Egypt, which is heading for terra incognita, and the Gaza Strip, where the Palestinian Hamas, offshoot of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, has gained altitude as a Middle East player from the rise of its less radical parent.
Indeed Gaza’s rulers, who are close to Iran, are puffing themselves up as a bridge between the Shiite Revolution of Iran and the Sunni-led revolution of Egypt…
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