The millions of Egyptians who filled the streets of Egypt Sunday demanding the resignation of President Mohammad Morsi is a “very positive thing for people in the region,” according to Shimrit Meir, an analyst of Arabic media with The Israel Project.
“The Israeli perspective is to be quiet and do nothing – to wait and see and not interfere,” she said in a conference call Monday morning from Jerusalem. “They say this is an internal Egyptian issue and we do not interfere … But other voices paint a different picture.”
The security guard who fatally shot an Israeli homeless man at the Western Wall plaza early Friday is under investigation for murder.
The guard, a Druze who had been on the job for a short time, reportedly had clashed previously with Doron Ben Shlush. He was arrested after the incident on Friday morning and ordered held for five days. His name is under a gag order.
A police investigation has determined that Ben Shlush yelled “Druze, you son of a bitch” at the security guard, according to the Times of Israel.