In trying to figure out what’s happening in Egypt, and what it portends for the future, here’s something to add to the mix, from an interview with an Israeli tour guide in Cairo:
How is the atmosphere? Do you feel secure?
“The attitude towards us as Israelis and tourist is very friendly. Actually, they’re overly nice compared to my previous visits in Egypt. The Egyptians want to explain themselves, to tell everyone about their struggle. They speak Arabic over here so it’s easy to communicate with them. On Friday we went right past the demonstrations on our way back from the pyramids, and people helped us get though the crowd.”
Jeffrey Goldberg writes:
These demonstrations are directed against one person; they are not directed against Americans, or any other national group.