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Neocons Split With Israel Over Egypt, Part 2

The Washington Post notes that the Israeli government’s shifting its stance on Egypt after an initial divergence with US neocons: Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu likened the situation in Egypt to that of Iran, making the menacing prediction that a post-Mubarak Egypt could join other “repressive regimes of radical Islam.” The sentiment has

Israel and Egypt: Rounding Up the Reax

• Yossi Klein Halevi explains why the unrest matters to Israel. For Israel, then, peace with Egypt has been not only strategically but also psychologically essential. Israelis understand that the end of their conflict with the Arab world depends in large part on the durability of the peace with Egypt — for all its limitations,

Scapegoating Israel for the Arab World’s Problems

It was only a matter of time before Israel was blamed for the Arab world’s unrest. I’m not surprised that one mainstream paper gave a wonk a soapbox to argue just that. See HonestReporting Canada’s response to the Toronto Star’s tosh, which told readers: Many Arab leaders . . . are perceived as, intentionally or

Mideast Clarity ATF, After Tom Friedman

I agree with a lot of points Tom Friedman makes about Israeli concerns over Egypt. But he puzzles me with this comment: To put it bluntly, if Israelis tell themselves that Egypt’s unrest proves why Israel cannot make peace with the Palestinian Authority, then they will be talking themselves into becoming an apartheid state —

February 1 Morning Links

• Of all the articles I’ve read about the Israeli take on Egypt, Benjamin Kerstein resonates the most. Otherwise, Reuters describes what’s at stake with just the facts. • Is Roger Cohen channeling his inner Sharansky? • A Seattle reader wants my take on yesterday’s WSJ Q&A with Bashar Assad. Since you asked: Assad has

Pro-Israel Blog-Off: Round 1 Match 2

Aussie Dave just introduced the second match of the 2011 Pro-Israel Blog-Off. This match pits against each other submissions by Divest This!, CiF Watch, and Huffington Post Monitor. Check out their submissions and vote. And congrats to Elder of Ziyon, who advanced to the blog-off’s quarter finals. HonestReporting’s a proud sponsor of the blog-off.

Who Needs Peace Talks When You Have the Boston Globe?

As the Palestinians seek a UN Security Council condemnation of settlement activity, a Boston Globe staff-ed thinks the US should leverage its veto power with Israel: Obama should use the threat of a Security Council resolution on settlements to push Netanyahu to do what he has said Israel must do: preserve the democratic and Jewish

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