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Israeli official: Israel and the West dependent on Al-Sisi

Former Israeli Defence Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer revealed on Monday evening that Israel is encouraging Egyptian Defence Minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to run for the presidency, even though the occupation authorities are also afraid of his failure later on.


Speaking to Israeli radio, Ben-Eliezer explained that: "Al-Sisi's nomination for president could be a reflexive arrow. If he fails as a president, then the current regime that ousted the Muslim Brotherhood would be dissolved."

According to Ben-Eliezer, the danger of the current regime's failure is "the return of the Muslim Brotherhood in control of Egypt, stronger and more determined than before."

He added that this would be "bad news for Israel and the West".

Ben-Eliezer is one of the most senior Israeli politicians who publicly celebrated the July 2013 military coup that deposed Egypt's democratically elected government headed by the Muslim Brotherhood.

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