‘Egypt is free! Egypt is free!’

Published: February 11th 2011
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Protesters in Egypt

The inevitable finally happened. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who tried his very best to avoid having to step down from his throne, has conceded.


Vice President Omar Suleiman announced moments ago Mubarak’s resignation on state television and said that country wide authority has now been transferred to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.


“Egypt is free! Egypt is free!”, were the chants heard immediately after the announcement as tens of thousands of protesters finally got what they’ve been fighting for over the last 18 days.


Sources state that Mubarak, and his billions of stolen dollars, has decided to wind down at the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, following this very stressful experience.


“The next few days, weeks and months will be critical to ensure a peaceful handover of power in Egypt. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Egyptians and Israel as the Jewish state waits to see if the peace will hold and true democracy finally comes to Egypt,” says Avi Benlolo, President and CEO of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies. “In truth, nothing would be more wonderful for the Egyptians, Israelis and for world peace than if a real democracy took hold in Egypt.”


The next few months will be followed closely by Israel and the rest of the world as the new Egyptian government will take shape. Be sure to check back tomorrow as we analyze Israel’s role in the coming months.

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