Israel Eyes Events in Egypt Closely

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shakes hands with Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak during their meeting on January 6, 2011 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (Getty)

As Egypt changes, the country's relationship with Israel becomes fragile. With President Hosni Mubarak pledging not to seek re-election in September, Israeli leaders are worried Egypt could fall into the hands of radical Islamic groups. This includes a fear that the Muslim Brotherhood may emerge as the leadership in the country.

For reactions from Israel, we hear from Barak Ravid, diplomatic correspondent for Haaretz newspaper, and Ethan Bronner, Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times.


Ethan Bronner and Barak Ravid

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David J Fazekas

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