“Freedom movement” in Egypt wants new war with Israel

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Egyptian Tamarod movement seeks to reverse peace deal with Israel, and to reject US aid.

Grassroots movement Tamarod (rebellion), which facilitated Mohammed Morsi’s ouster, spearheads initiative to reject U.S. aid, sever ties with Israel • Muslim Brotherhood floats new accusation: Defense Minister Sissi is actually a Jew, servant of Zionists.

After the Muslim Brotherhood made sure not to overturn Egypt’s peace deal with Israel during their term in power, it is now a liberal group that has begun collecting signatures in efforts to rescind the agreement.

The phenomenon may have been dismissed as minor if it were not spearheaded by the Tamarod (rebellion) movement — a grassroots movement to register opposition to now-deposed president Mohammed Morsi and force him to call early elections. The movement helped launch the July 2013 protests in Egypt, preceding the consequent military coup that saw Morsi deposed and imprisoned.

The demand to sever ties with…

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