Israel watched Egyptian President Hosni Mubaraks resignation with trepidation Friday, concerned the ouster of its staunchest Arab ally might endanger a peace treaty between the two countries and help boost Islamists already on the rise in the region.The dramatic decision came after an 18-day popular revolt against the 82-year-old autocrat. The uprising was led by young secular Egyptians, with the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypts largest opposition group, largely remaining in the background.However, former Israeli officials expressed concern that regime change in Egypt, as part of a wider transformation of the Arab world, could leave Israel even more isolated. Last year, regional powerhouse Turkey shifted away from its alliance with Israel. ...read more: http://online.worldmag.com/2011/02/11/israel-watch-mubaraks-ouster-in-trepidation/
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
It is strange that Israel and the West supported this jerk for such a long time. Egypt received a lot of aid and he siphoned Billions from the treasury of his own country into his pocket and deposited it abroad.Let us pray for Egypt, it has also the largest church of any Arab country. I personally know an Egyptian who has suffered a lot for Christ and has an amazing testimony.