Will Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, can successfully overcome the threats posed to his rule by Islamic State-inspired Salafist gunmen?
This question is reportedly growing concerned in Israel.
“We encountered a lot of people in Israel and elsewhere that don’t think that he is going to survive his term, ” Vin Weber, a former Republican member of Congress, told Bloomberg.
Egypt’s tourism industry, a key source of revenue for is country is expected to take a hit in the wake of Saturday’s crash of a Russian airline in the Sinai Peninsula. All 224 passengers on board were killed in what Western intelligence agencies say may have been a terrorist bomb.