Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Obama Continues to Flirt with Muslim Brotherhood
Sisi: Protecting Egypt More Important than Struggle Against Israel
- Zvi Bar'el
For the first time, an Arab leader, Egypt's President Abdel al-Fattah al-Sisi, is challenging the common view that "resistance" organizations that are fighting Israel necessarily serve Arab interests.
The "sanctity" of the struggle against Israel is no longer seen as justification for the existence of an organization that turns its arms against Egypt.
Egypt and the New Terror Onslaught - Zvi Mazel
Unfortunately Cairo's long-term ally, America, has yet to restore fully its military cooperation, and Egypt is not receiving the help it so desperately needs to maintain its stability.
The Obama administration still supports the Brotherhood. Just last week a delegation of members of the Brotherhood who fled Egypt was received at the State Department. When will America finally understand that a prolonged and bloody conflict in Sinai will affect all countries in the region?
The writer is a former Israeli ambassador to Romania, Egypt and Sweden.
Egypt Outraged by U.S. Hosting Brotherhood
A delegation of Muslim Brotherhood members met with officials at the U.S. State Department on Jan. 27, 2015. The Egyptian regime, outraged by the visit, accused the U.S. administration of not respecting Egyptian law that defines the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, and of discounting the will of the Egyptian people.
It also claimed that this conduct flies in the face of U.S. policy, which champions the struggle against global terrorism.