The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Interview with former Israeli ambassadors to Cairo

Ynet ran a very interesting interview with two former Israeli ambassadors to Egypt about Cairo's dwindling diplomatic weight in Arab and Third World politics.

Putting aside the ultra-rosy picture they drew of Egypt's former dictator Anwar el-Sadat, and the exaggerated paranoia one of the ambassadors had on the prospects of a "Muslim Brothers coup," I found it interesting to know a bit more about Tel-Aviv's take on Mubarak's personality, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, and what they saw to be the reasons behind Cairo's downfall.

You can find the interview here...