Under Hosni Mubarak's regime, pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli activists were among the few who were allowed to express their discontent. These same activists were likely involved in the protest movement that led to Egypt's January 25, 2011 uprising.
Khaled Elgindy reviews those roots and examines how the post-Mubarak political transition could have major implications on Israel and Palestine, given Egypt's past involvement in the peace process. Elgindy notes that while Egyptians are too consumed at the moment with domestic affairs, Egypt could end up helping heal the rift between Hamas and Fatah and promoting internal Palestinian unity. Elgindy discusses the relationship between Egypt, Israel and Palestine in this video and expands on the subject in a recent article in The Cairo Review of Global Affairs.