A set of leaked audiotapes reveal that the Egyptian government has all but abandoned its solidarity with the Palestinian people.
In secret conversations unearthed by The New York Times, government intelligence officials pushed talk show hosts to peddle a government narrative accepting Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the “undivided” capital of Israel, despite a public facade of outrage over the move.
The actual government position: that while Palestinians’ rights deserve to be heard at some level, Egypt accepts Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, as Egypt has more pressing security concerns that is shares with Israel.
In other words, Egypt and Israel’s alliance takes precedence over Egypt’s alliance with Palestine, which now looks more myth than reality.
“How is Jerusalem different from Ramallah, really?” the intelligence official, Captain Kholi is heard speaking with talk show hosts, encouraging them to publically push the message that antagonism against Israel is not worth it.
“We, like all our Arab brothers, are denouncing …