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May 10, 2011

An Expose on Amr Moussa, Egypt's Leading Presidential Contender

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The New Republic has published a probing profile of Egypt's leading presidential contender, Amr Moussa. In "The Throwback" Eric Trager describes a candidate whose views would, at face-value, return Egypt's political culture to the openly anti-Israel attitudes it flaunted prior to the Camp David Accords and the Peace Treaty.

According to Trager, Moussa

-- gratuitously sparked outrage by indicating that he would refuse to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.
-- opposed re-signing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)—unless Israel signed it first.
-- backed Yasser Arafat’s refusal to compromise on Jerusalem
-- called on the Arab world to support the Palestinian Intifada
-- declared the Palestinians’ “right of return” to Israel a “sacred right”
-- told a group of Egyptian youths that the Camp David Accords had “expired"
-- called for a “no-fly zone” over Gaza
-- seeks to strengthen Arab-Iranian ties

Moussa is 75 years old, so he is likely to be a transition figure. But his popularity among the Egyptian public can only heighten concern over what will follow.

Posted by SS at May 10, 2011 12:59 PM

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Amr Moussa is not saying anything about the slaughter of the Syrian and the Libyan citizens. He supposed to be the Arab League Chairman.

Posted by: Joe at May 11, 2011 03:52 PM

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