Like most of the people on the planet, I was glued to my TV screen last night, following the events in the streets of Cairo. Talk about throwing a party – this has to have been the most wonderful 4th of July celebration ever. And, by the way, if the Egyptians want it – they can declare July 4th their official Day of Independence (even though it was all happening on July 3rd).
Or maybe we’ll make it a twofer, with the Egyptian day coming right before the American. A day in Cairo, a night in DC kind of thing.
I don’t think it’s been done before – an Islamist president being toppled by a popular coup, completely driven by the people.
They’re still poor and hungry, but last night they looked crazy happy.Yori Yanover
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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