BBC News - Egyptian protesters break into Israeli embassy building

shutdown9/10/2011 10:21:04 am PDT

re: #1 marjoriemoon

I think the anger and hate being directed towards Israel are the product of more than domestic economic dysfunction; the Egyptian economy has been in the doldrums for decades. There is an entire society of people in Egypt who live off the trash of others. The Egyptian government worked with Israel during the attacks on the Embassy - but the government is still run by the military. The military is protecting its own interests by trying to tamp down anti-Istaeli aggression and anger. Once elections take place and the government represents the Egyptian street, I would not expect the same level of “co-operation”.