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    • Dino
    • 12.02.11 | 12:35 (IST)

    You have showed the world how to fight for your rights, with honor and dignity. You have succeeded in overthrowing a thirty years old tyrannical regime in under twenty days. This is history unfolding right in front of our eyes, and I am very happy for you, as is the most of the world, I am sure. Egypt will be a healthy secular democracy through the very fact that any would be dictator must overcome 80 million people who are sick of autocrats treating them like infantile children. Israel should not worry about the peace treaty, either. Egyptians have achieved what they wished for when Sinai was returned. There is no reason for war with Israel. If you have been listening to the Egyptians: they don't even mention Israel that much. They just want democracy and life befitting human beings. If anything, relations with Israel could improve. But Israel's administration will have to change its tune, as Egyptian government will shape its policies according to the will of the citizens. In essence, Israel had a deal with one man - Mubarak. Now it will have to make one with an entire country. More demanding task, for sure, but if achieved it will be long-lasting. Cold peace might become warm friendship. Be glad for your neighbor, Israelis. If they are content, economically well off, free to express themselve, Israel will be better for it. Content people don't crave war and harm on others. Frustrated, impoverished people do. Keep that in mind and rejoice. Middle-East will be a better place because of this. To the Egyptians: you have surmounted an enormous obstacle, but the hard work of bringing a country to order is just beginning. Good luck and all the best!

    from the article: Egyptians wake up to the dawn of a new era without Mubarak
    First published 10:28 12.02.11 | Last updated 10:28 12.02.11
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