Former Egyptian Official Compares Israel and Arab Countries

(MEMRI) Reda Abd Al-Salam, former governor of Egypt's Al-Sharqiya province, wrote in Nile-press on Jan. 12 that Israel surpasses the Arab countries in many ways because it has invested in education, health, science, and technology, and in building a democracy, while the Arabs have remained mired in primitiveness and tyranny. "The Arab and Muslim peoples live under regimes that for decades have engaged not in developing their peoples and establishing themselves in economy, society, science, and democracy, but in establishing their rule....During this time, those we called 'the sons of apes and pigs' engaged in real building. They focused on education, health, economy, and technology, and of course on democratic process." "Over the past decades Egypt has received tremendous support, in billions of dollars, from its Arab brothers and also from the international institutions in the form of grants and aid for developing education, roads, and the like. Where has [this money] gone?"

2018-05-04 00:00:00

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