As if it hadn’t been trampled in the dust a thousand times already. August 1939 Alert: “Egyptian judges ask government to cancel peace accord with Israel; Strike scheduled for Sunday,” from Ynet News, with thanks to Mackie:
Judges in Egypt called upon the government to dissolve its peace agreement with Israel, on the grounds that it is inconceivable for Egypt to coexist peaceably with Israel while the IDF operates in Lebanon. The judges expressed support of popular resistance against Israeli advances, which, in their eyes, is the only way to protect the Arab ummah (greater nation).
It’s not an Arab ummah. It’s an Islamic ummah.
In a statement issued Thursday, Egyptian judges censured “the barbaric Israeli attacks on the Palestinian and Lebanese people.” They also warned of American attempts “to rearrange the Middle East, based on the ‘Greater Middle East’ plan, via Israeli pride and American hegemony, in whose eyes the lives of hundreds of Arab children are not worth the wounds of one Israeli child.”
It’s ironic that they would be decrying a “Greater Middle East” plan when that is very close to what the idea of the ummah is in the first place.