IM Issue 45 – March 2011

What Israel Fears in Egypt
By Sallai Meridor, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, 2005 to 2009 [Washington Post, Feb. 9]

One might expect that Israelis, who live in the only democracy in the Middle East, would turn out in the squares of Jerusalem and the gardens of Tel Aviv to show solidarity with the demonstrators in Egypt. The protesters, after all, are seeking to overthrow an authoritarian regime. Israelis, however, have stayed at home, warily following events on TV and the Internet.

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