Ex-Israeli envoy: Egyptian crackdown will prevail

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 27, 2011 10:44

A former Israeli ambassador to Egypt says he expects the Egyptian government to put down the deadly protests now roiling the country.

Former envoy Gideon Ben-Ami predicts events in Egypt will not follow the same trajectory as the recent popular uprising in Tunisia, where the longtime dictator was ousted and fled the country.

Ben-Ami says the Egyptian security and intelligence services "know how to resolutely take care of things when they feel under an existential threat — as they already have begun to do."


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