Egypt foreign policy affected by Arabic-Islamic identity. National identity of Egypt is never integrated with Arabism. Despite everything, Popular culture of Egypt has been always Islamic because of the central location on Islamic civilization of Egypt. Because of this, people of Egypt can represent Islamic reactions easily. Like other Arab countries, Egypt had faced same imperialist and Zionist enemies throughout its history. Therefore, President Nasser’s Pan-Arab message, has caused the Arab enthusiasm. Thus Nasser’s regime propagandized Arab identity systematically in Egypt. Nevertheless.
Arabism concept in Egypt had been kept relatively cursory way. In addition, President Nasser had encouraged people to consider as they part of the Arab world. But President Anwar Sadat had effort to avoid the Pan-Arab address and he had encouraged people to Egypt-based identity.
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