Friday, February 04, 2011

This is not 1979

"Already we hear the predictable warnings from Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu: This could be Iran 1979, a revolution for freedom that installs the Islamists. But this is not 1979, and Egypt’s Facebook-adept youth are not lining up behind the Muslim Brotherhood, itself scarcely a band of fanatics.

Hope for the Middle East — and ultimately Israel — lies in Egyptian reform that would create the first peace between a Jewish and an Arab democracy." --Roger Cohen

If Egypt reforms, will Israel reform too? Or do they expect Egypt to change without Israel changing?

1 comment :

K said...

This look much more like 1989 to me. Lets pray it does not turn into a 1991.