Kristol 'Little More Optimistic' About Future Of Egypt Bill Kristol: If, as appears to be the case, the Muslim Brotherhood -- which now rules Egypt -- [does] not rally to Hamas' defense, has been willing to broker what looks like will be a cease-fire in Israel's interest, more than in Hamas'. They would perhaps stop the rockets raining down on Israel. It's pretty amazing. If you predicted a month ago or three months ago that the Muslim Brotherhood would take over Egypt and has done nothing to help their alleged brothers in Gaza, they withdrew an ambassador and haven't cut off relations, peace treaty seems secure and talk of Egypt now enforcing the weapons ban, the weapons smuggling into Gaza more than they have in the past. I think that's the big question. I'm actually a little more optimistic after this week, I mean, you hate to see all the violence, about the future of Egypt than a week or two ago."