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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Netanyahu threatened to send the IDF to defend Israel's Cairo embassy in 2011

As many of you might recall, in September 2011, Israel's embassy in Cairo, Egypt was attacked by 'protesters.' At the time, the Israeli government promoted a narrative that claimed that the Obama administration pressured the Egyptian government into acting to free the ambassador and his staff. But at an Independence Day toast with foreign ministry staff on Tuesday, Prime Minister Netanyahu admitted that he threatened to send the IDF in to free the embassy workers (the IAF was sent in to fly them out that weekend).
For the record, the Muslim Brotherhood was in charge in Egypt at the time.

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