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Israel and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution
This position was the main indicator that a Western weapon backfired in Egypt. Facebook, Twitter, Google and other internet giants serve western security services as information gathering tools (in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights), and for information-access manipulation. Mossad Director Tamir Pardo and his counterparts at the CIA, MI6 and other international terror agencies probably can’t sleep well at night after discovering that Google, Facebook and Twitter played a key role in the ousting of their favorite yes-man in the Middle East: Hosni Mubarak, the Last Pharaoh of Egypt. A boomerang hit the West. The Israeli support of Mubarak was known to the protesters. Ever since, there has been a popular request in Egypt to conduct a referendum on the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty; it is quite obvious that in such an event, the treaty would be rejected. Thus, this is a non-topic for the Egyptian government, which enjoys generous US funding as a result of the peace treaty. The protests continue even now well over one year after they began, though now they are directed against the military junta running the country. Former Defense Minister General Mohamed Hussein Tantawi leads the junta, which looks like a continuation of the repressive Mubarak regime.
The Attack on the Israeli Embassy in Cairo
In the aftermath, the Egyptian army reinstated martial law, known as State of Emergency. Information Minister Osama Heikal stated that Egypt is committed to all international treaties to which it is a signatory, and that Egypt is committed to the safety of all foreign diplomats in the country. the next day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a televised press conference in which he emphasized the need to maintain Israel’s strategic relations with Egypt, which is crucial to the region’s stability. Overall, the event sped-up the process of reverting Egyptian society to the oppressive reality of Mubarak’s days. In this affair, Israel played a clear anti-freedom, anti-democracy, anti-human rights role.
Sealing Freedom’s Tomb
On March 28, 2012, an Israeli delegation of senior officials, including high ranking officials from the foreign ministry and the Shin Beth, held negotiations with senior Egyptian officials in Cairo. The main topic was finding a new embassy building for Israel, after the latter finally evacuated the building attacked last year. Several options are being considered. The talks also included discussions regarding a prisoner exchange of an Israeli citizen, Ouda Tarabin, for 63 Egyptian prisoners. The fair request of the people for a referendum on the peace treaty is being blatantly ignored.
One year after the Arab Spring ousted its most prominent enemy, Egyptians still cannot eat apricots, while a military junta as repressive as the ousted regime turns backward the wheel of history. The Last Pharaoh is dead, long live the New Junta!
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