What Would an El-Sisi Presidency in Egypt Mean for Israel?

(Algemeiner-JNS) Alex Traiman - "Abdul Fattah El-Sisi is Egypt's strong man right now, and has been fighting against radical Islam and against the Muslim Brothers. This is very positive both for Egypt, but also for Israel and the entire Middle East," said former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Zvi Mazel. "For us in Israel, it is very difficult to understand recent American positions toward Egypt," Mazel said. "When Morsi was elected, they gave him all this support, despite the fact that any good observer could see that Morsi was working to establish a new Islamic dictatorship, by monopolizing legislative and judicial powers and stuffing all the government ministries with Muslim Brothers." "And when the second, or corrective, revolution came, the U.S. was against it, and threatened immediately to cut off military assistance. This is hard to understand because this new temporary regime is fighting against the Muslim Brothers and radical Islam in general. And this is in the best interests of the United States, and obviously also in the best interests of Israel."

2014-02-07 00:00:00

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