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“She’s doing a great job,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said this month.

While the U.S. has criticized the ouster of Mr. Morsi, Israel has praised Gen. al-Sissi for removing a regime perceived as a growing threat to the Jewish state.

Yaakov Amitai, Israel’s ambassador to Egypt, called Gen. al-Sissi a hero, according to Egyptian news reports.

Gen. al-Sissi “is not only a national hero for Egypt but also for all Jews in Israel and around the globe,” he told Ayman Abu-Hadid, agriculture minister in the interim government installed by the military.

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