The current rulers of Egypt have said that they are going to reinstate emergency powers scrapped by Mubarek, as he attempted to cling to power. For some Egyptians this confirms their belief and reasons as to why the military rulers are no longer wanted.
In those heady days of the early Arab Spring Egypt was alive with hope for its future. Last night's attack on the Israeli embassy showed that mob rule is close to taking over. The security forces took their time attending, by which time the gang of rioters were out of control. Using tear gas to regain some sort of control simply makes Egyptians think back to Mubarek and his tactics of control. Yet something had to be done. Egyptian authoriteis have said they will take the necessary steps to prevent further riots or violent outbursts. Egyptian courts will be offering quick justice to those guilty of such crimes.
Today Israel has said that its agreement with Egypt still stands. However many are questioning Israel in the wake of Middle Eastern changes. Some feel that Israel will have to change with the times if it wants to survive in the Middle East. Calling on the US for help, as israel did today, may not answer all of Israel's needs nowadays.
Egypt's Information Minister Osama Heikal said in a statement, "Everything that happened is a gross violation of the law, and one cannot call the perpetrators of the act as either brave or patriotic. What happened severely injured Egypt's pride as well as its international standing, and that is not something we can accept."