Friday, November 23, 2012

What is a Middle East "statesman"? It is a tyrant who can follow Israeli orders

""So Mr Morsi's conduct offers a gleam of hope. His government will be closely involved in monitoring Gaza's borders. That could also augur well for conciliation between the rival Palestinian groups, for a broader Palestinian dialogue with Israel, and also for Egypt's relations with America. "This is Morsi's first test," says Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, a former Israeli defence minister who for a long time served as a conduit to Hosni Mubarak before he was deposed as Egypt's president last year after keeping the peace with Israel for 30 years. "Is he an Islamist or is he a statesman, too?"" (thanks Amir)