Member of Knesset Binyamin Ben-Eliezer (Labor) estimated, Tuesday morning, that in light of the severe crisis in Egypt, President Mohammed Morsi will not be able to save his government. Interviewed by Israel Defense Forces Radio, he said, "The situation in Egypt has reached the point of no return. It's the opening of a civil war. There's no turning back from the situation in Egypt."
Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under deposed president Hosni Mubarak, estimated, Monday, that the government of Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood would end within a week. Shafiq, who lost a close runoff election to Morsi, said, "We are going through an inevitable process. The failure of the Brotherhood cannot survive the tragedies which it caused, which is something we expected."