So now Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood has been elected President of Egypt. All the machinations since Obama’s speech in Cairo at the beginning of his Presidency have led to this moment.
The impact on the region and Israel and the U.S.’s relationship with Egypt remains to be seen, however Morsi’s initial welcoming statement to Iran would not inspire Israeli confidence. He starts with huge internal challenges and some relatively low expectations.
Meanwhile, with all this going on in the Middle East, the Fairfax cognescenti have to get their anti-Israel fix from Ruth Pollard, their latest intrepid reporter from Israel. The Blank Pages of the Age blog gets it right in its derisive analysis of the Pollard/Fairfax obsession about Israel. To the Israel-obsessed, the Gazans and Hamas can only be portrayed as helpless victims. In a timely posting, Dr Sanity provides a helpful lesson in how to be a successful victim
Back to the Brothers – here is a good article on the subject from Caroline Glick (thanks for pointing it out, Adele).
For some religious light relief from some different brothers Come on in boys, the water is fine!