Thanks to the Egyptian uprising Mona Eltahawy’s career really took off this year. She made a name for herself in the U.S. , and become an American media darling as the self-appointed representative of Egyptian revolutionaries although most of her views are anathema to the Egyptian people. She also takes pride in being “the first Egyptian journalist to live and work for a western news agency in Israel” and was a big hit at this year’s J-Street gathering. This is a video of her opening remarks at the racist, Zionist group’s 2011 conference. Eltahawy, unlike Hussein Ibish and James Zogby, two other Arab-Americans who enthusiastically promote J-Street, (Ibish also works with AIPAC) does speak Arabic with native ability and closely followed the Egyptian revolution. Therefore, when she told the audience “not one anti-Israeli or anti-American sentiment was expressed” during the uprising in Egypt (11:40), she was knowingly making a false statement.
Since then Mona has continued repeating the same lies to her readers and audiences. As all objective, informed observers of Egyptian politics, and the Egyptian people’s continuing struggle know, nothing could be further from the truth. We at Ikhras have documented ample evidence (See Related Articles Below) that demonstrates when it comes to the Israel our New York-based revolutionary has more in common with Times Square than Tahrir Square. Here is yet another example of the Egyptian people clearly sharing their views of the Zionist entity, and their vision for Egypt and its leading role in the Arab world. The following is a paragraph from the Egyptian Independent Union Federation statement released on June 28:
5. The independent unions completely reject any form of normal relations with the Zionist enemy, as they reject all forms of co-operation with any person or organisation who is involved in normalisation or is calling for normalisation. We affirm our complete support for the right of the Arab Palestinian people to create an independent state in the whole of Palestine, and their right to use whatever means of resistance to achieve their rights. We affirm also that one of the principal reasons for our rejection of the old Egyptian Trade Union Federation is its subservience to the state and the National Democratic Party, and its participation in a visit to occupied Jerusalem and its failure to take any position opposing the policy of normalisation, such as the QIZ [Qualified Industrial Zones] Agreement and the gas supply agreement and other policies which the Egyptian Trade Union Federation by its silence supported while the Egyptian workers’ movement rejected them and was resisting them.
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