Morsi’s dilemma

17.11.2012                      03.Kislew. 5773                      Toldot

Arabische Welt:

Morsi's dilemma

The Egyptian president needs to be seen as doing more against Israel than his predecessor.

Egypt lost no time in adopting a number of retaliatory measures following the killing of Ahmed Jabari, the strongman of Gaza. The Egyptian ambassador was recalled to Cairo – either for consultation or for an unlimited period – and Israel’s ambassador was called to the Foreign Affairs Ministry to receive an official protest. The Egyptian president turned to the secretary-general of the Arab League and demanded an urgent meeting of Arab foreign ministers to discuss what he calls the “criminal Israeli aggression” on Gaza, while instructing his ambassador to the United Nations to demand an immediate reunion of the Security Council….