1. Nice to see that ynet also covers what moderate arabs say
as oppose to quote radicals for the sake of inciting the public...
Rami of Nazareth ,
2. Wael Kifuk? You sound like a Reasonable Man
Can't You and The Educated secular eygptian Dispell The Centies Old Rummors about Israel? The Israeli Only want Peace and Quiet and Pray To The Living G-d. You Don't Hear about Masses of Autricites Committed on arabs ? Oops I'm Wrong. Only by arab Dictators Crooked, payed off Theives who Steal from the people, You might not have agreed with Everything about Hosni Mubarek, But you did have Order. Thats does Say Something about This Man. By standards of almost 50 years on this Planet Peace, True Peace can be achieved but it takes work, Hard Work. Who knows maybe some day You and I will dip Our Bread in the Same Hommus and Tabulie. One can only Hope. Inshallah Habibi. Good Luck .
Failure to suppress the Muslim brotherhood made a mockery of your "revolution". If you do not take action soon against the fundamentalists in your country you will go the way of the Iranian Revolution.
Moishe Kapoir ,
4. this man
needs to be the president of egypt. he has more common sense than 80 millions of those animals.
7. Israel, welcome to the new Middle East that you and...
your cronies in the US helped to create. You did your level best to reject, sabotage and hamper peace at every turn. Now your chickens have come to home. Your "old friends" have abandoned you and you are unable to pull the wool over the eyes of anyone. The US has realized you are working against its national interests and you will be paying the price of calling Obama "muslum". Love every minute of it.
8. Wael might consider what happened to banisadr (iran) et al.
why should Wael, who is no doubt sincere, believe that his ideals would be the ideals that governed the regime that would follow Mubarak? he might have lived in California, but the people that he leads do not. and, California is not going to break out anytime soon in Egypt. he might well consider what happened to the democrats that were instrumental in deposing the Shah of iran: those that were not murdered by the regime they helped to install are in prison or in exile.
9. Egypt's revolution
I believe that some of the young people who started the revolution six months ago really wanted another kind of regime, with democracy and transparency and economic reforms. Unfortunately, the present situation in Egypt turned into their nightmare. Nothing good happened in the meantime for the Egyptian people. They are in worst situation than ever, with tourism, which was one of their important assests disappearing almost completely and their dreams for a better life look very grim. Notwithstanding the relationship with Israel turning sour, the arab spring looks unreachable. It is more like a very dark and tumulteous winter. It seems that achieving democracy in Arab countries will take a long time It is probably the goal of the educated people and not of the masses. We do wish them to overcome their difficulties and to have a brighter future.
Tel Aviv Israel
10. Hope for Egypt?
May be the Young and educated will save Egypt after all?
aline silverman ,
11. eypt must think...
peace with israel brought ONLY benefits for egypt. it brought them sinai and a stable southern border.
i realy hope that egpyt will stande by the peace and:
-prevent any attacks on israelis in cairo and from sinai.
-destroy the tunnels from rafah to gaza so hamas gets no more weapons.
thats part of the peace treaty. israel fulfilled its part for more then 30 years and now egypt has to do the same.
12. Who will gain control of Egypt?
It appears that a small percent of the population of Egypt is controlling the government, the army, and the other 80% of the population. Not that I'm naive enough to think the majority likes Israel but at least they may want to be a civilized, rational country. I wonder whether the minority rabble will win?
13. #7 Deja Vu? US Embassy, Tehran 1979
And Iran has never been the same since. It became the 7th century Islamic Republic of Iran. This barbaric behaviour is not new.
14. 63,000 opposed
but 63,000 opposed to the violence means that 12,000 support it...
12,000 people is a very big crowd to control, especially if they are intent on, and prepared for, violence.
15. #7 - Israel's enemies are now divided
Israel is military stronger than it was 10 years ago, and all it's enemies are in chaos.
Would Syria, Egypt or Lebanon even dream of attacking Israel right now?
Of course not. They have huge problems of their own.
Turkey is not an enemy, and for all the breast beating which is for internal consumption, it wouldn't dream of attacking Israel. It has huge business ties with Israel and is a member of NATO.
You're simply fantasizing; but enjoy it if you have nothing better to do.
michael redbourn ,
What is happeneing now in Egypt is an anarchy, lawlesness and hooligans are roaming the streets. This is a prescribtion for another dictatorship. Remember the history of the French revolution where eventualy the new monarchy of Napoleon started because the anarchy in Paris and all France.
Robert Weiss ,
17. What's happening now
What's happening in Egypt now is like leaving some angry football fans with no security guards facing the team they are playing against, there's nobody to enforce the law, it's complete chaos, so even if 99% of the Egyptians oppose what happens, the uncontrolled 1% will cause catastrophes.
18. Cairo Mobs
The issue is not whether there is a mob that would seek to burn the embassy down; in a city of 15 million, most who live on $2 a day, subject to a dominating Islamist political machine, we know a mob can be formed for almost anything. The issue is purely the status of an embassy. The protection of embassies is the responsibility of the host government. If Egypt is unwilling to live up to their responsibility, they do not deserve to have embassies anywhere outside of Egypt. What happens the next time some cartoon is published that a mob of Egyptians don't like? Which embassy will be stormed? All civilized countries should put Egypt on notice. Either protect the embassies - all embassies - or forgo diplomatic relations. The West will rue the day if it does not take this approach.
Steve R ,
19. Will Sanity Prevail?
There are many Egyptians who would like to see life return to "normalcy". They hope for Democracy and a decent quality of life.
Unfortunately, mass corruption in the Military and the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood prevents the "Silent Majority" from realizing there dreams.!
20. #1 - that is - WHEN moderate Arabs speak
still not enough of them to make a difference in the world, and most of them are either keeping silent out of fear or out of complicity.