On January 31, 2011 – Israel’s mass-circulated English daily Ha’aretz had reported that “Israel called on the United States and a number of European countries over the weekend to curb their criticism of President Hosni Mubarak to preserve stability in the region”.
Israel’s ‘Save Mubarak’ campaign started when Benji Netanyahu government realized that Washington and EU capitals have started voicing for the regime-change in Cairo. On January 29, 2011 – Israel foreign ministry issued a directive to around a dozen key embassies in the United States, Canada, China, Russia and several European countries. The ambassadors were told to stress to their host countries the importance of Egypt’s stability. In a special cable, they were told to get this word out as soon as possible.
On the weekend, Benji told his cabinet members what kind of regime-change, if inevitable, will be acceptable to Israel: “The peace between Israel and Egypt has lasted for more than three decades and our objective is to ensure that these relations will continue to exist”.
Ehud Barak, the Israeli defence minister, discussed the situation in Egypt with Robert Gates, the US defence secretary, on Sunday.
The Zionist-regime’s worse fear is that the Egyptian mass demonstrations may get commandeered in the near future by country’s most organized and popular opposition party, the Muslim Brotherhood.
Aluf Benn, an Israeli political analyst has lamented that the former US president,Jimmy Carter, will be remembered in history for losing pro-USrael Iran to Islamic Revolution in 1979 – and now, Obama will go in history for losing pro-USrael Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt to Islamists.
US Vice-president Zionist Joe Biden voiced his support for Hosni Mubarak by claiming that the later is “not a dictator” (See video below). Zionist Hillary Clinton, as expected, has been dancing to the tune of Israel Lobby (AIPAC) – from support for Hosni Mubarak saying: “It made and kept peace with Israel avoiding violence, turmoil and death in the region,” – to telling ABC News: “Democracy, human rights and economic reform are in the best interests of the Egyptian people.”
Islamic Republic is the only country in the region which has voiced its support for the demonstrations in Tunis and Egypt – from Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, deputy head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps General Hossein Salami to Tehran’s provisional Friday prayers leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami.
“Egypt is the heart of the Arab world. Therefore, any political changes or socio-political revolutions in Egypt could repeat in many other Islamic countries. …. Egypt had become a backyard for Israel and geostrategic back-up for the United States’ policies toward Africa,” said General Hossein Salami.
More than 100 people have died and over 2,000 injured during the anti-government protests so far. There is no record of how many thousands protesters have been arrested by the security police.
Half-a-million protesters gathered in Tahrir Square at the city center on Monday, despite heavy military presence. Many slogans in Tahrir Square are directed against the US, Israel and France.
Hosni Mubarak’s two sons, Gamal and Aala, along with their family and fortune are already in London. According to Al-Jazeera, Riyadh has refused to let Mubarak take refuge in Saudi Arabia. However, Tel Aviv is preparing to receive Hosni Mubarak. Israeli embassy in Egypt is totally deserted. The entire Jewish staff returned to Israel on the second day of the protests.
John R. Bradley in his 2008 book, ‘The Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution’ had predicted a mass revolution to topple Hosni Mubarak’s western puppet government. However, he warned the western leaders that if that happened, a theocracy like Islamic Iran might replace it. The book was banned in Egypt.