Thousands in Cairo for 7th day of protests
Elior Levy and AP
Published: 31.01.11, 15:58
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1. I have only one wish!
Nour ,   One-State   (01.31.11)
To see that idiot Bliar (Blair) wisked away to a court in The Hague and charged for his mass murder and illegal war which destroyed Iraq.
2. panic in Israel
Turkish_boy ,   Brussels, Belgium   (01.31.11)
The puppet dictator regimes of Israel in the Mid-East are falling. Instead democratic Arabic governments are rising and they want to cooperate whith Turkey.
3. Sounds like
Annmarie ,   USA   (01.31.11)
the Muslim Brotherhood has taken over the protests. I've heard they're the ones who let the prisoners out of jails. The MB has turned peaceful protests into violent ones.
4. Shah's Iran, Apartheid South Africa, Mubarak's Egypt
Arik Silverman ,   Milwaukee USA   (01.31.11)
Israel has not had good luck in its quest for friends around the world. Another story said Israel has its diplomats encouraging Western countries to support Mubarak. One has to feel sorry for Israel, in a way: it seems it often has no good choices. A lesson from Jewish history is in order. Often as not, when there was turmoil in countries such as Imperial Russia, particularly the Polish territories, the Jews took the side that lost and suffered for it. Maybe it's just not possible for Israel to establish good relations with the dissidents in Egypt, but backing Mubarak can only make matters worse - - remember the Shah. Let's face it: Mubarak is toast, one way or the other. Let's hope Israel won't keep riding a losing horse (or camel).
5. #2 Turkey_boy.. nobody panics over Muslims going crazy.
6. soon, very soon,
the israeli mossad is going to send those naughty sharks to curb the rebelion. you know, those sharks can actually WALK!!!!
7. #2
dani   (01.31.11)
no panic, just a sense that making peace treaties with unstable countries is a bad idea. if mubarak falls and the egyptian israeli peace treaty dies, the peace process will die with it. what will happen instead is that in 20 years there will be 2 or 3 million settlers in the west bank.
8. # 2
Birdi ,   Israel   (01.31.11)
What ?
9. news 4 U
ale ,   italia   (01.31.11)
anyway, next time, with new Egypt, Gaza will be Free! finally free. and not only south americans are recognizing Palestine..... finally, Gaza will be free.
10. "The times, they are a'changing"
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (01.31.11)
Tell me, what is it about change that is so scary. I'll tell you what I think the scary part is. Sometimes an idea or product is invented, developed and then manufactured into society. The idea or product in the beginning is a wonder of wonders. Then it progresses to be a monster in disguise till it becomes a Frankenstein. Egypt - you may want immediate change and gratification - but please go carefully and slowly and keep out the evil forces.
11. #1 Nour , Amen
Salma ,   Palestine   (01.31.11)
Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei as well .
12. To: No. 2
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (01.31.11)
1. No panic in Israel. Sorry to disappoint you. 2. Democratic Arab governments? LOL!!! You MUST be on drugs! 3. Cooperate with Turkey? In what? Massacring Kurds. Oh, I don't think so.
13. American hypocrites
Israel Israeli ,   Tel Aviv   (01.31.11)
Mubarak arrests some Al Jazeera journalists who publish lies and he thinks are inciting riots in Egypt. The Americans call for their release. Journalist Julian Assange published the trust so he is arrested by the British because of fake rape charges in Sweden. Hilary Clinton and Joe Biden call for his execution.
14. Only 0.03% of the population is not a popular uprising
Eric ,   Tel Aviv & NY   (01.31.11)
As much as they want to make of this, this is not large enough to be a popular uprising with 250 thousand out of 89 million protesting.
15. What Panic
Mark ,   Jerusalem   (01.31.11)
If Arabs want to fight Arabs that's fine with me it means there will be less of them to deal with. As for the peace treaty, it was a cold one any case and if no one wants to sign a peace treaty with Israel its their loss (the Arabs) and our gain. So if youwant to think there is panic here you can, mean while business as normal
MAHMOOD ,   LONDON-UK   (01.31.11)
In telling us that there is no panic in Israel.Well, usage of word 'panic' may sound little bit more but the fact,and you know it well,has been of quite a growing concern in Israel.The 'master' has been asked to play it cautiously,but communiqe from Washington hardly suggests your views.More is to come.Don't make it look as though Israel is looking at the situation on TV only.Much more has taken place which,we shall together,learn in the coming days and weeks.say adious to Mubarak!!
17. #9; ale, Wake Up and read
Mark from Georgia ,   USA   (01.31.11)
Gaza has been "free" as you put it since Israel unilaterally left in 2005. They could have proved what a stable force they could be, but instead chose to use it as a base to attack Israel. But still Gaza is a Middle Class neighborhood as all the pictures and video's have proven recently. Wake Up and smell the coffee, as the world found out after the flotilla, it was all propaganda about the suffering in Gaza. The only suffering has been cause by Hamas not Israel.
18. #16; MAHMOOD, Wrong again
Mark from Georgia ,   USA   (01.31.11)
Concern isn't panic, right? Many countries around the world are concerned what will happen in Egypt, so what? Of course Israel will keep an eye on events as they unfold, big deal, they share a border so it's only natural. We watch the Mexican border and the drug wars, but were not panicked, but we're concerned. As long as the army sticks with Mubarak he is not going anywhere. That is the key to everything, so far, the army is sticking with him. He may leave in the end, but I just doubt it will be this week or next. I think he'll call for elections and the people will opt for an orderly transition over riots, murder and chaos.
19. To: No. 16
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (01.31.11)
I think that I am in a far better position to gauge the mood in Israel than are you. There is no panic, merely an intellectual curiosity as we watch the Arab world fly apart at the seams. I do agree with you that Mubarak is toast. The only question now is how long Israel will wait to clean up the mess that is Gaza and take back the Sinai. I'm betting not very long at all. For good, this time.
20. To: Mark at No. 18
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (01.31.11)
I don't often disagree with you, but this time I do. The Egyptian military is not strongly in Mubarak's camp -- it's hard to say whom they support -- but all hell is breaking loose in Egypt, anyway. Mubarak never designated a successor and he has always been scrupulous about retaining absolute power. It's not clear who will fill the void once Mubarak decamps; probably not El Baradei. Time will tell. Stay tuned.
21. #20; Sarah, I've always trusted your...
Mark from Georgia ,   USA   (01.31.11)
Instincts when it comes to the Middle East. I've read your posts and know you have a place in Israel and served in the IDF. So I defer to you with this, I figured because Mubarak came from the military that they were in his camp strongly. Since they seemed to back him so far, and nobody tries to assassinate him...which I thought would come from the military...that he was in solid. But I believe you know better.
22. #15
Rina ,   Haifa, Israel   (02.01.11)
I completely agree with you. There is no panic in Israel. Maybe there is slite concern, but nothing more. Why for the God sake we need to panic? Egypt was never close to Israel and what happens next is no our business. If Mubarak will go, there would be someone else. Doesn't matter how loud the protesters scream, they want "democracy and freedom" in reality they want kaos and do whatever they wants. If they think ordinary Egypt people would vote for this thugs they have a surprise to waiting for them. For last 7 days this "freedom" seekers by day and rapists by night ruin everything for their country and for themselves. People in Egypt got taste what their democracy" would be and I doubt they would vote for them (if they have a brain). I don't think having in government people who rob you and rape you daughter wouldn't be good for them. This "protesters" are nothing else but paid thugs. That's why they released criminals and used violence to make people scared. I think they succeed and now people probably dreaming about Mubarak's time like dream, when streets were safe and their daughters wasn't raped. This people who demand the better life for themselves ruined other peoples life, buy destroying their businesses, robing them blind and destroying image of their country. Now foreign investors are running like scary cats from Egypt, which means they will close their businesses and many people will lose their jobs. I am not a psychic, but I can predict that next government in Egypt would be military one. Why, because military is an only one, who can bring order in this country, and many military people have really good and long career to lose it to the losers "protesters". The way they act I can tell they didn't want make a bad impression on people, that's why they didn't attack the "protesters"/ But with time they put everything in order. What would be next, who knows, but I hope people in Egypt already fed up with "democracy " and "freedom" which was pushed on them. Just time tells what will be, but I hope it would be okay in the end.
joel ,   usa   (02.01.11)
24. re #2, turkish boy
joel ,   usa   (02.01.11)
perhaps the "turkeys" got panicked and coockled very loudly and that's natural; not necessarily israel which was the "victor" in the 1967 war against the arabs! is Turkey not capable of getting all the cyprus island and contented for the small north?
25. re: #16, mr mamood, london
joel ,   usa   (02.01.11)
hey, mr mamood, why not join those arab protesters in cairo instead of just "doing nothing" for your muslim brotherhood comrades, ha? the way it looks this protest is going nowhere without the army leading it, mr mubarak was a military man himself so his comrades is on his side!
26. Protestors get tired and have to go back to work.
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (02.01.11)
27. Turkish boy no 2
JUDAH THE LION   (02.01.11)
PANIC IN ISRAEL:This stupid little Turkish boy needs some turkish delight or perhaps some lollypop sweets. In 1967 before the war Israel was showing and acting like Israel is in panic.What happened little sweet turkish boy,Israel defeated 3 Arabs armies against all odds in 6 DAYS. REST ASSURED ISRAEL WILL WIN AGAIN AND OUR G D WITH US.
JUDAH THE LION   (02.01.11)
In 1967 before the war, Nasser the ARAB WORLD HERO, was making threats to Israel.There were national songs & and propaganda like they have already won the WAR and Israel been occupied.I can remember Israelis were showing panic and scared.What happened next,ISRAEL won the war against 3 Arabs armies. We do not want war with EGYPT or anyone else,but if it happens,this time it will be NAQNBA NO 2
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