New friends, new enemies

Anne's Opinions

Never has the saying “politics makes strange bedfellows” been more relevant than the present moment in the Middle East. Israel especially is seeing the truth of this adage in real time as the collapse of Arab regimes all around us, the rise of ISIS, and the ineptness (to say the least!) of the US under the Obama administration, has led to the forming of new alliances and the abandonment of old friendships.

Egyptian historian Maged Farag

Despite the cold peace that still prevails between Egypt and Israel, even under the relatively benign leadership of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, it is gratifying to note a call (via MEMRI) by Maged Farag, an Egyptian historian for normalizing relations with Israel. It is both refreshing to hear Farag’s realism in recognizing Egyptian interests in normalization, and yet horrifying to see how the interviewer believes in slanderous fictions like the Protocols of the…

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