Gleanings, 20.02.11

Dan Eldar: Israel could be the one thing all Egyptians agree on (MUST READ)

Hostility to Israel, which is deeply ingrained in the Egyptian consciousness and supported by a growing identification with Islam, could become a bond between the various opposition elements and the army.

Aluf Benn: Egypt is no longer committed to an alliance with Israel against Iran (MUST READ)

There is growing concern in Israel that Egypt will become a hostile front, adding to the feeling of international isolation which has only intensified since Benjamin Netanyahu became prime minister.

Caroline Glick (video): Future Peace with Egypt is Imperilled (MUST WATCH)

As Israel moves into the uncharted territory of managing its relations with the post-Mubarak Egypt, it is imperative that our leaders understand the lessons of the past.

Elder of Zion: Islamists 1, young secular Egyptians 0

Thomas Friedman, Roger Cohen and the reality

J. E. Dyer: Iranian Warships Having an Outsize Impact (MUST READ)

The big shift here is in political perceptions of power. The important facts are that revolutionary, terror-sponsoring Iran — under U.S., EU, and UN sanctions — feels free to conduct this deployment, and Syria feels free to cooperate in it. Egypt’s interim rulers apparently saw no reason to block the Suez transit, in spite of the Egyptians’ very recent concern over Iranian-backed terrorists and insurgents operating on their territory. Saudi Arabia, for its part, considered it prudent to host the Iranian warships last week — in spite of the Saudis’ own conviction that Iran has been aiding rebel groups that threaten Saudi territory.

Jeff Jacoby: No rights for women, no freedom in a nation

PERHAPS THE most shocking thing about the despicable sexual attack on CBS correspondent Lara Logan in Cairo’s Tahrir Square is that to those who know Egypt, it wasn’t shocking at all … If there is no liberation for women, there is no liberation.

Martin Kramer: Is it surprising that the cultish pseudo-field of ‘genocide studies’ has become one more arena for defaming Israel? Not in the least. Genocide Scholars Battle Over How To Characterize Israel’s Actions by Gal Beckerman | Forward

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