Egypt must choose peace - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Jeffery Koch
    • 11.09.11 | 22:25 (IDT)

    Egypt has to decide whether it wants to be part of the community of nations or else whether it wants to become a pariah State like Iran. Civilized countries do not allow their citizens to attack and destroy the embassy of another country and, unless they were stopped, to possibly maim and kill diplomats. Egypt was once the cradle of civilization but now it is a poor country that has offered nothing to the world in terms of science, medicine, literature, and technology. Egypt has to choose between mob rule by Islamic fundamentalists or joining the world community. Killing Israelis is not going to free Egyptians from the abject poverty they live in, and killing Israelis will not make the Egyptian people free, or give them the rights to freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of religion. Egypt has a clear choice between joining the Assad's and Ahmadinejad's of the world and bettering the life of all its people or else letting the fundamentalists destroy a once great nation.

    from the article: Shots fired from Egypt toward IDF vehicle on Israel border
    First published 22:16 11.09.11 | Last updated 22:16 11.09.11
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