[/eIsrael warns its citizens to avoid Egypt, Jordan
07 Mar 2007 14:18:31 GMT
More JERUSALEM, March 7 (Reuters) - Israel has warned its citizens to immediately leave Egypt and Jordan, the only Arab states with which it has full ties, out of concern they could come under attack, a government official said on Wednesday.
The advisory was issued on the recommendation of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Counter-terrorism Unit, which this week placed Egypt and Jordan in its highest threat category, alongside enemy states such as Iran, Syria and Lebanon.
Israeli officials gave no further details.
Israeli-Egyptian relations were strained this month over allegations that Israel's armed forces massacred Egyptian prisoners during the 1967 Middle East War. Israel denies it.
The Anti-Terror Center in Jerusalem advises Israelis to avoid those three countries where the hazard of terrorist attacks and abduction is exceptionally high at present and in the Passover period. This warning was issued earlier for the favorite Israeli resorts of Egyptian Sinai
Egypt: Strike wave shakes Mubarak regime
Published on 06/03/07 at 13:44:53 CET by chinaworker.org
Ruling elite fear social explosions
John Dale, Socialist Party, England and Wales
The biggest strike wave for decades has swept across Egypt in the past three months - a country where strikes are illegal and demonstrations of any sort face brutal, bloody repression. Tens of thousands of textile, cement and poultry workers, as well as railway workers, shipyard, municipal and hospital workers, took action, including factory occupations. Anger erupted over low pay, poor health and safety, privatisation and management corruption - and over government-run trade unions siding with the employers.
Barely reported in the western media, this strike wave is of major importance for many reasons. Egypt has one of the biggest and potentially strongest working classes in the Middle East, with a long tradition of struggle. The fact that this section of the population is taking action, independent of any other sections of society or political parties, represents a new, progressive and hugely significant development. This is especially the case in a region where discontent and anti-imperialist sentiment was often channeled into parties representing the ideas of the most reactionary sections of political Islam.
Warning from Israel
Mar 9 2007 06:42AM
This warning came out in yesterdays (March 8th) newspapers and it clearly said that all Israelis should leave the following countries (40 of them) IMMEDIATELY
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
Deessell, you may have said that tongue in cheek.However,I wouldn't laugh to heartily at the prospects of such a scenario. It could certainly happen.
One thing that we don't understand in the west is just how volatile everything really is in the Middle East. They are a different people. They react to things entirely differently than we do and they will lash out at a moments notice. This doesn't only apply to the Arabs but Israel as well.
I have been on this earth for almost 30 years now and I don't remember a time when there was peace in that region. There is constantly some goings on over there.
[edit on 9-3-2007 by SpeakerofTruth]