Israeli prime minister Benji Netanyahu has sent a message of congratulation to Egypt’s newly elected President Dr. Mohamed Morsi urging him to uphold a peace treaty between the two countries arranged by then US President Jimmy Carter. Bibi, in return, has offered his full cooperation with the new government (annual $1.3 billion USAID to continue). Incidently, recently, Jimmy Carter has called President Barack Obama a war criminal.
Morsi will represent a ‘democratic face’ while the real power will remain in the hands of pro-Usrael military elites (SCAF). Obama’s defense secretary Leon Panetta’s late Friday call to Egypt’s military ruler Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi shows Washington trusts that Morsi will continue Egypt-Israel friendly relations for the time being.
“Secretary Panetta highlighted the need to move forward expeditiously with Egypt’s political transition, including conducting new legislative elections as soon as possible,” says statement released by the Pentagon.
According to professor Said Sadek (American University in Cairo) the establishment is still there and they have an ideology against the Brotherhood. “They were trained to look the brotherhood and political Islam as the enemy,” he says.
It’s reported that Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and important leader of the opposition, is said to be involved in a mediation between both sides. Some reports indicate that shortly after he talked with the Muslim Brotherhood over a possible cabinet post, including the post of prime minister, he met with Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the head of the SCAF.