Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Palestine and the Egyptian Revolution
By Mohamed Kamel
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, April 4, 2011
For more than 64 years the Palestinian people have been living
under the worst oppression. They have been taking all roads that
could lead them to their homeland and the establishment of their own
country. They fought for the recognition of their right to exist and gain
the recognition from the entire world, armed in their struggle by the well
of great people and supported by Allah (SWT).
The Arab people
never deny their support and have lived all these years by their promise
not to give up any Palestinian right. On the other hand, the Arab
governments were not at the same level of the people and they compromised
the Palestinian rights in running after a false dream called the
co-existent; a dream that has been sold to a portion of the people by
tyrants who controlled their life and sold their future to the enemy.
They betrayed the Palestinian’s rights.
On the top was Anwar
Al-Sadat, who accepted a title (Peace award) in exchange of selling the
Palestinian rights, then, followed by the worst dictator in the Egyptian
history, Mubarak. He allowed his own family and friends to control
everything in Egypt. He also played the worst role in the future of
a great country; corruption, torture, and participation in the biggest lie
called “war on terrorism” by playing the bad guy on the rendition.
If his regime did that to his own people, so betraying the Palestinian
people was nothing strange to him. He did everything to help Israel,
as per Israeli analysts, “… Mubarak regime saved Israel 300 Billion US $ a
Could Israel be able to control Gaza and force illegal and
immoral siege on Gaza without the help of this regime? Not for one day.
All Arab people received the Egyptian revolution with happiness and
hope for the return of the golden time of the Arabs. But the
Palestinian people have the most right to celebrate the Egyptian
revolution, because it was the real hope that they might see the light at
the end of the tunnel.
But let us be sure not to sell a false
dream. Yes, this revolution will be the door to stop the humiliation
of the Palestinians as well as all Arabs. But not now!
not now. It is a long road and the Egyptian people have a lot to do
to clean the mess created by Mubarak’s regime, and then it could turn and
give a hand to its brothers and sisters in Palestine.
But did the
Palestinians gain from this revolution?
Mubarak’s regime was
acting negatively on the Palestinian cause. The smallest example is
the split between Gaza and the West Bank. This was all orchestrated
by Mubarak’s right hand man Omar Soliman, who played the main role in
labling Hamas as a terrorist organization.
Now, Egypt will be on
the zero line, will not act negatively or positively. Tomorrow, we will
see Egypt acting positively, but please be patient.
The Great country is coming back, but the birth is tough and the road
is full of obstacles, with the Palestinians’ patience and sensibility, we
will cross it together.
All Egyptians know who taught them to revolt, the children of Palestine
who are unarmed facing a strong war machine. These children taught us that
when people revolt, it is a sign that people broke the siege of fear that
had been built around them. A broken fear can never be re-injected.
Now, Egyptians are asking Palestinians to accept our apology, for being
late but we are coming back very…very soon.
Kamel is a professional engineer, a LEED Green Associate and a
recognized project manager professional (PMP). He is a freelance
writer, the editor of I.N. Daily and
http://forafreeegypt.blogspot.com/, co-founder of the Canadian
Egyptian for Democracy (CEFD), Alternative Perspective Media (APM-RAM),
Quebec Antiwar movement “Échec à la Guerre”, and Coalition for Justice and
Peace in Palestine (CJPP) and the ex-president and co-founder of the
Canadian Muslim Forum (FMC-CMF). He is member of the Board of Trustees of
the Canadian Muslims for Palestine (CMP), and the Al-Omah Al-Islamiah
Mosque. Could be reached at