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"Egypt Needs More U.S. Aid, Not Less," op-ed by JINSA's Shoshana Bryen in Politico, Feb. 11, 2011

Opinion: Egypt Needs More U.S. Aid, Not Less
Feb. 11, 2011
by Shoshana Bryen

Even before the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, there were voices – including the former Israeli Defense Force chief of staff, Shaul Mofaz – calling for the United States to suspend military aid to Egypt.

With the power in Cairo now passed to the Armed Forces Supreme Council, the question of whether or how to leverage U.S. aid rises again. Washington needs patience now — not demands backed by threats — to support Vice President Omar Suleiman’s promise of “a peaceful transition all through a democratic society aspired by the people.”

Patience — and possibly more aid.

Iran quickly cast the stunning events in Egypt as anti-American and anti-Israel. Both the calling card of the Muslim Brotherhood. But neither attitude was particularly noticeable on the streets of Cairo these 18 days.

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