Netanyahu: Morsi fall demonstrates weakness of political Islam

In rare remarks on Egypt's government crisis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suggested that the fall of the president, Mohamed Morsi, demonstrates the weaknesses of political Islamist movements.


"I believe that over the long haul these radical Islamic regimes are going to fail because they don't offer the adequate enfranchisement that you need to develop a country economically, politically and culturally," Netanyahu told the German weekly Welt am Sonntag, adding it "goes right back to medievalism against the whole thrust of modernity, so over time it's bound to fail". (Reuters)