Arab Revolutions:  Implications for Israel

The Arab Revolutions:  An Israeli Perspective   
By Ehud Yaari

Israel has been watching the ongoing upheaval in the Arab world with steadily growing concern. While they hope to see a happy, democratic end to the popular eruptions of protest and discontent against dictatorial regimes, Israelis are bracing themselves for a series of less optimistic outcomes. Will Egypt Be a Partner in Peace? By Michael B. Oren, Israel's Ambassador to the U.S.  Read more

Will Egypt Be a Partner in Peace?
By Michael B. Oren, Israel's Ambassador to the U.S.
FOLLOWING an uprising in Cairo, Israel’s prime minister told the Knesset that he “wishes to see a free, independent and progressive Egypt,” and that “the stormy developments there may contain positive trends for progress.” The prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, spoke on Aug. 18, 1952, shortly after a young and seemingly moderate officer, Gamal Abdel Nasser, came to power. Read more

The Plagues of Egypt -
by Dr. Mordechai Kedar

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 131, February 21, 2011

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In Egypt, there is almost no social contract to govern the conduct of its citizens – as there is in democratic societies. The norm, then, is to behave without inhibition, and violent confrontation is usually the standard response to conflict. With Mubarak out of the picture, and with the behavior of democratic society not yet learned, it seems likely that in the near term Egypt will be a society plagued by political intrigue and instability – providing alarming headlines almost daily. The governments of the world must be alert and vigilant for developments that could threaten the Suez Canal, the peace with Israel and regional stability.
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The Muslim Brotherhood - in its own words
PMW translation of Jihad is the way
" by Mustafa Mashhur
Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, 1996-2002 
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

One of the results of the turmoil in Egypt is the rise in influence of the Muslim Brotherhood. In order to understand the implications, Palestinian Media Watch has translated the book Jihad is the way by Mustafa Mashhur, who was the official leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt 1996-2002. The sections include: Islamic world domination; mandatory Jihad, death for Allah, and specific Jihad against Israel.
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Coming War Threat: Terrorists Developing a Safe Haven in Egypt to Attack Israel
Barry Rubin December 18, 2011
In the Sinai Peninsula, Hamas is building support bases and arms-manufacturing facilities including those for building rockets.


Worrying Signs from Egypt
Evelyn Gordon 05.09.2011 
... there are grounds for serious concern that the new regime in Cairo may end up sparking the first Egyptian-Israeli war in four decades.

Muslim Brotherhood urges review of Israel ties

Heba Saleh in Cairo May 5 2011 

Egypt Reviewing Peace Treaty with Israel

Israel’s New Neighbor Egypt: Radical Nationalist President; Islamist-Dominated Parliament
Barry Rubin May 10, 2011

Congressional hearings on Persecution of Christians in Egypt

Islamist Winning Elections

Egypt Elections: A surge for Islamists 
November 30, 2011

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