What Does Morsi Really Think of Israel?
Will Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi honor Egypt’s historic peace treaty with Israel? It’s been the subject of much speculation over recent months. But now we have proof of what Morsi really thinks.
The Middle East Media Research Institute (memri) has published two video clips from 2010 showing Morsi speaking his mind on Israel.
Israelis are “these blood-suckers, who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs,” he said in a video published online on Sept. 23, 2010.
“We want a country for the Palestinians on the entire land of Palestine,” he said in an interview shown on Al-Quds tv, March 20, 2010, in Lebanon.
“All the talk about a two-state solution and about peace is nothing but an illusion, which the Arabs have been chasing for a long time now,” he continued. “They will not get from the Zionists anything but this illusion.”
“We must confront this Zionist entity,” he said. “All ties of all kinds must be severed with this plundering criminal entity.”
“We should employ all forms of resistance against them,” he said in his September statement. “There should be military resistance within the land of Palestine against those criminal Zionists, who attack Palestine and the Palestinians. There should also be political resistance and economic resistance through a boycott, as well as by supporting the resistance fighters. This should be the practice of the Muslims and the Arabs outside Palestine. They should support the resistance fighters and besiege the Zionist wherever they are.”
If Morsi wants to eliminate Israel, and replace it with a state of Palestine, and if he believes that peace is an illusion, how long do you think he will maintain Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel? Only for as long as it suits him.
Morsi shuffled his cabinet January 6, bringing in more Islamists. Three new ministers are long-standing Muslim Brotherhood members. The new finance minister, Al-Mursi al-Sayed Hegazy, specializes in Islamic banking. Egyptian media report that he may be on the Brotherhood’s side.
Morsi and the Islamists are growing in power in Egypt. Israel absolutely cannot trust them.
For more information on where Israel is heading, see our article “On the Road to Sharia Law” from the latest print edition of the Trumpet magazine.