...How Many Years Until Stability Returns to Egypt?
Batya Medad , 31/01/11 00:00
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New York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after their 1970 wedding and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Political pundit, with a unique perspective, Batya has worked in a variety of professions: teaching, fitness, sales, cooking, public relations, photography and more. She has a B.S. in Journalism, is a licensed English Teacher specializing as a remedial teacher and for a number of years has been studying Tanach (Bible) in Matan. Batya blogs on Shiloh Musings and A Jewish Grandmother. ...
First of all, a reminder that this Friday (and also Shabbat) is Rosh Chodesh Adar I, and G-d willing I'll be at Tel Shiloh for our monthly Women's Prayers. Please let others know. All women are invited. It's a Jewish custom that Rosh Chodesh is a special women's only holiday, so treat yourself to a prayer date at Tel Shiloh.
I have no doubts that it will take many years for Egypt to fully calm down.
This isn't a simple western-style government change. The rioters are making demands; they're not working to rule better, more fairly. It's very naive and unrealistic to expect good government by western standards. Maybe things will improve, but not immediately. And I'm not saying that Mubarak was good, but if Obama is so sympathetic to the rioters' demands, he should have been putting pressure on Mubarak to make changes for the past two years. Instead of doing that, the Obama government has been putting pressure on Israel to discriminate against Jewish Civil Rights. I just hope that all these riots, in Tunisia, Egypt and ? will take the pressure off of us.
--just a note. One of the clips may not be working here and can be found on Shiloh Musings.