Michael Totten

Something is Rotten in the State of Egypt

Occasional guest-blogger and former Cairo resident Lee Smith picks up where I left off a few days ago:

The Obama administration’s Arab-Israeli peace process is in more trouble than even the White House realizes. To be sure, the Israelis and Palestinians are both dug in, and when the president sought baby steps from the Arabs toward normalizing relations with Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Kuwait rebuffed the administration. But now even Cairo, where Obama hit his reset button with the Muslim world, has made its stand, albeit much less publicly. The campaign against Egyptian editor and analyst Hala Mustafa for meeting with Israel’s ambassador to Cairo is sufficient evidence that the first country to have a peace treaty with Jerusalem is no closer to normalization than it was when Anwar Sadat signed the Camp David Accords 30 years ago.

“Read the whole thing in the Weekly Standard”:http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/017/015wxijy.asp.