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When Egypt shakes, it should be no surprise that Israel trembles | Jonathan Freedland via The Guardian.

Israelis recall that the Tehran crowds which won western hearts 31 years ago also looked secular and modern – only to be rapidly displaced by a dictatorship of the ayatollahs. Israel’s Egypt-watchers fret that the country’s secular opposition parties are small, comprised of intellectuals with little grassroots support. Only the Muslim Brotherhood has the resources and organisation to take control. If the current regime topples, they expect the Islamists to take its place.

Read more here: When Egypt shakes, it should be no surprise that Israel trembles | Jonathan Freedland | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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