This week, we are devoting this week’s entire broadcast to a story that has huge implications for the United States and Israel. We’re talking about the continuing fallout from the revolution in the Arab world’s most populous country: Egypt. For decades now, the United States has sent more than $1 billion a year to Egypt.
But now that Hosni Mubarak is gone, relations between the two countries are fraught. Consider that Egypt is planning to prosecute 16 Americans on what some say are trumped-up charges to intimidate them and Egyptian pro-democracy advocates.
What’s happening in Egypt a year after Mubarak was swept from power and a military regime took control? Need to Know’s Mona Iskander was born in Egypt and still has family there. Last month, on the anniversary of the uprising, she returned to that country of more than 80 million people. Many have been profoundly changed by the continuing political upheaval.