The former head of Israel's National Security Council, Giora Eiland, said on Wednesday that the events in Egypt and Syria bode well for the Zionist state.
Major General Eiland said that if a new regime takes control in Syria it will hold Iran and Hezbollah accountable and punish them for backing Bashar Al-Assad, which has to be good for Israel.
"As for Egypt, a year ago we in Israel feared Muslim Brotherhood rule and were concerned that the new regime would support the Islamic Resistance Movement, but that rule has come to an end," he said, "so we now have no need to fear." He pointed out that if a secular democratic regime is elected in Egypt, it is likely that relations with Israel will be normalised fully.
Eiland stressed that the Egyptian army is the one entity in the country that has an established relationship with Israel and as long as it relies on US aid its leaders will protect Israel's security in the Sinai Peninsula, regardless of who is sitting in the presidential palace. "The president will have too much to do to solve Egypt's many domestic problems to think about attacking Israel," he insisted.