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Israeli PM Voices Support For Egyptian Pro-Democracy Protests


Netanyahu said Israel supports the Egyptian protests but would not want to see another Iran.

Netanyahu said Israel supports the Egyptian protests but would not want to see another Iran.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today voiced support for pro-democracy protesters in Egypt but urged the international community to ensure that any new regime respects Israel's peace treaty.

Netanyahu's statement also said that if a radical regime were to replace President Hosni Mubarak "as occurred in Iran and elsewhere,” the result could be a “blow to peace and democracy."

On January 31, Netanyahu expressed concern that Egypt could go the way of Iran, whose government -- once friendly to Israel -- was overthrown in an Islamist revolution in 1979.

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