Jewish Journal


July 8, 2012

by Shmuel Rosner

July 8, 2012 | 2:31 am

Supporters of new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi gathering in Tahrir Square, June 2012. (Photo: Reuters)


The End of the Beginning in Syria

Writing for the Institute for National Security Studies, Benedetta Berti and Cameron ‎S. Brown argue that restoring calm to Syria will require far more than simply ‎removing Bashar Assad. ‎

‎[F]or a political resolution of the crisis to succeed in preventing a humanitarian ‎disaster, it will be difficult to avoid substantial third party involvement. NATO may be ‎capable of using airpower alone to remove Assad from power, but the depth of ‎support for the present regime is far greater than the base that sustained Qaddafi. ‎As a result, airpower alone cannot end the bloodshed in the long term.‎

Egypt’s Demographic and ‎Environmental Time Bombs

Egypt’s new rulers must take immediate steps to repair its economy before it’s too ‎late, writes Geoffrey Kemp in the National Interest. ‎

[W]hoever emerges as the de facto leader of Egypt will be faced with the awkward reality of more fundamental indicators—Egypt’s demography, geography, economy and environment. These pose predicaments that threaten to overwhelm the country.

Daily Digest

  • Times of Israel: Likud MKs adopt recommendations of defunct committee on ‎universal draft

  • Haaretz: Netanyahu has again proved he is ‎no Ariel Sharon

  • Ynet: Don’t bash yeshiva students

  • Jerusalem Post: PM: All Israelis must serve, ‎change will be historic

  • New York Times: Arab Spring ‎Highlights International Court ‎Flaws

  • Washington Post:‎ Despite unprecedented ‎criticism, Egyptian ‎military still a revered ‎institution

  • Wall Street Journal:‎ Libyans Flock to Polls in ‎First Post-Gadhafi Vote

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