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Muslim Brotherhood launches US diplomatic push

By Andrew Quinn / Reuters WASHINGTON: With PowerPoint presentations and political promises, Egypt’s influential Muslim Brotherhood made its US diplomatic debut this week hoping to persuade Washington that the Islamist group is committed to democracy and rule of law. A delegation from the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the once-banned Islamist movement, …

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Israel and the Muslim Brotherhood: Facing the bittersweet reality

By Alon Ben-Meir NEW YORK: Since the fall of the Mubarak regime, the conventional wisdom in Israel has suggested that the emergence of an Islamist government in Egypt would necessarily be hostile to the Jewish state. Egypt’s parliamentary elections, in which the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) won close to 50 percent of the vote, only reinforced this …

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