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Cold Peace

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

Submitted by David Goshen (Israel), Nov 21, 2006 at 15:48

The achievement of a peace agreement with Egypt & Jordan was a blessing for the area which enabled Israel & Egypt & Jordan to progress.

It seems unlikely that such agreements will be obtained with other neigbours & all efforts will have to be directed to rather obtaining non hostility understandings.If such understandings can be obtained there will be less pressure from Egypt to change the status quo.

With the growth of Iranian influence there seem little hope for other countries to risk their regimes by entering into signed agreements.If we can get to quiet with no military action over a long period we stand a better chance at a future date to come to some understandings.

Sadly the more democratic the regime the less likely is it to preserve peaceful co existance.The anti Israel feelings of the general public & the oposition of general public to cross the board contact are likely to continue for a few generations .Separate development & better quality of life will help better understanding eventually.


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