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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Three quick updates on Israelis in Egypt

Three quick updates that I keep meaning to give you.

Israel's Foreign Ministry sent a chartered aircraft to Cairo this evening to evacuate dependents of Israel's diplomatic corps in Egypt. They also took 40 Israelis who wished to leave. The ambassador and the diplomatic staff remain this evening.

The Egyptian government asked Israelis in Eilat who wanted to cross the border at Taba to gamble in casinos on the Egyptian side not to come across this evening.

Israel Radio reports that rioting continues in Cairo despite a curfew since 4:00 Saturday afternoon.

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At 3:05 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Yup... the Egyptian government has no control over the streets. And its concessions, far from placating the Arab Street, has only enraged and emboldened it. Israel did the right thing in evacuating its embassy staff and dependents. There may be no more relations with Egypt tomorrow. We're looking at the end of an era.


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