'Egypt president hopefuls see necessity of peace treaty'

BY HERB KEINON, JPOST The current Egyptian leadership – as well as the leading candidates for the country’s leadership – recognize the strategic importance of the peace treaty with Israel, Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi, the head of military intelligence, told the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday. Kochavi’s rather sanguine assessment of how the future leadership in…

'Popular Uprising' Does Not Imply Democratic Republic

BY NICOLE BRACKMAN AND ASAF ROMIROWSKY, PAJAMAS MEDIA Recent turmoil in the Middle East has focused the world’s attention on the disintegration of several of that region’s worst autocratic dictatorships. “Popular uprising,” “liberalism,” and “democracy” sound like movements the U.S. and the West should support; however, when coming out of the Arab world — with…