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Friday, March 4, 2016

We Must Not Be Naive When It Comes to Arabs

I was terribly shocked by this ridiculously naive and misleading headline:

Israel's Ambassador to Egypt plays down tension in relations with Egypt following dismissal of MP who met him.
Especially considering the unrest and upheavals in the Arab world, how could he say something like this?

It wasn't all that long ago that there were revolving door revolutions in Egypt, that notorious "spring."
2012–13 Egyptian protests

Egyptian protesters hang a giant banner in the colors of Egypt’s national flag on barbed wires in front of anti-riot soldiers at the entrance to the presidential palace in Cairo. (AP)

CAIRO, March 8, 2013 Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Cairo, Egypt, March 8, 2013. (Xinhua/Amru Salahuddien) 

We must always remember that there is no Arab/Muslim country that can be considered a non-enemy. Egypt has never considered itself a friend/ally of Israel, and maybe youngsters don't remember, but Egypt was the instigator of both the 1967 Six Days War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. We in Israel must never forget that. Today it seems that Egypt is busy with its own problems and does not want to fight us, but that does not mean the situation is forever.



Anonymous said...

Why were you shocked? It's to be expected. Their stupidity is beyond belief. They think the public is so stupid and feel they can feed everyone all the bull.. they want. Truth is the public is not stupid (as a whole) and know it's all phony and bluster.

Garnel Ironheart said...

Just like they assured everyone in September 1973 that the Arabs would never dare attack Israel again?

Batya Medad said...

I'm not shocked; I'm just disgusted that people refuse to see the truth.