Watching Egypt; Worrying About Israel

Posted on February 3, 2011 In Blog

The scenes from Egypt fill the media and the punditry is aplenty.

For two insightful perspectives one can read Stephen Carter (The Daily Beast) or Leon Wieseltier (The New Republic).

For so many of us in the Jewish community, we look at the events in Egypt and again, as always, worry about what it means for Israel.

Yossi Klein Halevi’s essay (New York Times) articulates the anxiety Israelis are feeling as they watch events in Egypt unfold.

Aluf Benn (Haaretz) suggests it poses a remarkable challenge to Prime Minister Netanyahu, while Jeffrey Goldberg (The Atlantic) posts a remarkable note on the divergence within “Jewish thinking”:

Posted by Nathan J. Diament