Israel has become a punchbag for politicians vying for votes in Egypt's presidential race, playing on popular antipathy in Egypt towards its neighbor, but the realities of office are likely to ensure a 33-year-old peace treaty is not jeopardized.And who knows better than Reuters? However, I think the Islamists will dispose of whatever is left of the treaty. Now that the gas pipeline has been taken care of, they will be able to turn their attention to border raids and so forth. Israel's inevitable acts of self-defense will be construed as "aggression," relations will deteriorate, and the seven or eight Palestinians who actually want a two-state solution will be shafted.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
"Israel becomes a target in Egypt's presidential vote" (Reuters)
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