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Reader comment on item: Rethinking the Egypt-Israel "Peace" Treaty

Submitted by RUTH KING (United States), Nov 21, 2006 at 15:42

When Anwar Sadat made his trip to Jerusalem the initial greeting and response were dazzling. However, as soon as he spoke to Israel's Knesset, it became clear that Sadat, once author of a famous letter of praise of Hitler, and participant in the sneak attack on Israel on Yom Kippur 1973, ahd come to Israel with a list of harsh demands. He offered to "recognize Israel's right to exist" for the return of the entire Sinai Peninsula, negotiable in itself, but he also insisted on autonomy for West Bank Arabs, something akin to Tojo and the architects of Pearl Harbor addressing Congress and demanding autonomy for Hawaii. Nonetheless, Israel acquiesced, pummeled, as it was by Jimmy Carter.

The rest is history. Egypt has violated every relevant paragraph of the treaty. Israel gained nothing but empty promises, and the government controlled media of Egypt is among the most anti-Semitic in the world. Furthermore, "moderate Egypt" is virtually financed by the United States, even as it helps build the deadly arsenals of Gaza.

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