From our friends at The Israel Project: Egyptian Crisis Shows Need for Democracy, Stability, Economic Cooperation. More…

Posted on February 2, 2011

Egyptian Crisis Shows Need for
Democracy, Stability, Economic Cooperation

Jerusalem, Feb. 2 – At a time when much of the Middle East is in flux and mass protests are engulfing the Arab world, Israel says it hopes two key countries with which it has peace treaties – Jordan and Egypt – remain open to continuing positive diplomatic and economic relations.

Israel is also hoping that democracy will spread through the region. Click here to learn more.

“Israel is a democracy and supports the advance of liberal and democratic values in the Middle East. The advancement of those values is good for peace,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement.

Demonstrations across the Middle East began with a focus on economic plight, saying regional leaders are out of touch with the peoples’ daily struggles.

Democracy and economic cooperation can only lend to the region’s stability


Crisis in the Arab World – Feb 1:
TIP Press Release

  • Mubarak won’t run again – but says will finish term
  • Jordan’s King Abdullah Fires Cabinet
  • Palestinian Authority to Announce
    Local Elections Next Week

Activists Call for Demonstrations in Syria Feb 4/5

The Muslim Brotherhood: Background
TIP Press Release, Feb. 1

  • Egypt’s oldest Islamist group; maintains informal ties with Iran
  • Backs opposition to President Hosni Mubarak’s National Democratic Party

Motto: Islam is the solution  

Muslim Brotherhood: ‘Prepare for War Against Israel‘ Article by Yaakov Lappin, Jerusalem Post, Feb. 1

A Democratic Egypt or a State of Hate? Op-ed By Richard Cohen, Washington Post, Feb. 1 

Israel Fears Egypt Unrest Will Threaten Gas Supplies  AFP, Feb. 1

Four Lessons from Egypt Newsweek, Jan. 31

Cairo Regime Change Could Make IDF Boost Forces Article by Yaakov Katz, Jerusalem Post, Jan. 30

Beware the Muslim Brotherhood Op-Ed by Leslie Gelb, The Daily Beast, Jan. 29 

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Egypt-Israel Relations
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