Tonight's intransigence by Hosni Mubarak is poor news for Israel. Over thirty years since Sinai, we'd hope that the peace is between the peoples of Egypt and Israel, not just between the governments. And now, commentators are saying a lame duck Egyptian President is been propped up by Washington and Jerusalem. Up to tonight, a better economic future mattered, and there was a possibility of someone who understood Israel's position (Suleiman) taking over for the reins. However the popular revolution is happening in Egypt now, and from tonight they're more interested in change and the departure of Mubarak than in what follows him. Suleiman is so intrinsically linked with today's shambles that he can't get out of it with his own reputation intact. This shift should be of huge concern. Notwithstanding Ambassador Sallai Meridor's explanation in the Washington Post why Israelis aren't on the streets at one with their Egyptian cousins, this is where Israelis should be. Regardless of peace, if 80 million neighbours aren't happy, that's not good for Israel. The sooner Mubarak goes, and the people of Egypt start to build their economic futures - and realise that Israel is intrinsic to that - the better. Whatever Bibi and Obama say or think, the quicker this transition happens the better for Egypt - and Israel.
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from the article: Mubarak hands over power to Egypt VP, but won't step down