Monday, January 31, 2011
Egypt's opposition leader fronts for Muslim Brotherhood
Muslim Brotherhood Backs ElBaradei Role -Margaret Coker & Summer Said
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has agreed to back the secular opposition leader Mohammed ElBaradei [pictured], 68, as lead spokesman for the country's opposition groups in reform negotiations, suggesting the movement may be positioning itself as a significant political actor in future Egyptian politics.
(Wall Street Journal)
ElBaradei Doesn't Like America -Michael Ledeen
Mohammed ElBaradei is one of the last men I would choose for leading Egypt to a "peaceful transition" to greater democracy. He doesn't like America and he's in cahoots with Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Israel: Curb Criticism of Egypt's Mubarak -Barak Ravid
Israel called on the U.S. and a number of European countries to curb their criticism of President Hosni Mubarak. "Jordan and Saudi Arabia see how everyone is abandoning Mubarak, and this will have very serious implications," one senior Israeli official said.
If the Muslim Brotherhood Takes Over -Yaakov Katz
If the Muslim Brotherhood grabs the reins in Egypt, Israel will face an enemy with one of the largest and strongest militaries around, built on some of the most advanced American-made platforms. At the moment, assessments in Israeli intelligence circles are that Mubarak will survive.
Beware Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood -Leslie H. Gelb
The Muslim Brotherhood supports Hamas and other terrorist groups, makes friendly noises to Iranian dictators and torturers, would be uncertain landlords of the critical Suez Canal, and opposes the Egyptian-Israeli agreement of 1979, widely regarded as the foundation of peace in the Mideast.
Above all, the Muslim Brotherhood would endanger counterterrorism efforts in the region and worldwide.
How the Israeli Press is Interpreting Obama's Policy on Egypt -Dore Gold
Precisely when the Egyptian government had its back to the wall with the worst protests in recent history, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs threatened the embattled President Mubarak with a cut in U.S. foreign aid. What kind of signal did the White House press secretary's threat about cutting aid send to King Abdullah of Jordan or to President Saleh of Yemen, as well as to other allies in the Persian Gulf? Did it mean that as soon as an Arab leader gets into trouble, he starts to get disowned?
(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs)