The View From Israel
Haaretz reports that Israel is instructing its diplomats to remind their host countries of the importance of stability in Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood is the alternative to Mubarak in much the same way that Hamas is the alternative to the PLA, and Jerusalem has concluded that Team Obama has tilted against Mubarak.
Robin Wright’s excellent Dreams and Shadows has a pair of chapters on Egypt that will bring a reader up to speed on the three parties in Egypt –the autocrats, the democrats, and the theocrats. It won’t help the democrats of Egypt, or the Copts or a large number of the women of Egypt if the Islamists replace the autocrats.