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

Submitted by Stan (United States), Nov 21, 2006 at 17:44

It is very easy to point out problems with a treaty. It is impossible to know what would have been without the treaty. Perhaps another war with Egypt, perhaps another unified Arab front against Israel.

As you pointed out, Saudi Arabia has purchased a large amount of modern weaponry. Saudi Arabia does not have a treaty with Israel. It is very likely that Egypt could have purchased its weaponry without a peace treaty. Then you would have had an openly hostile fully armed Egypt with no diplomatic ties to Israel primed to take back the Sinai.

I can only speculate on what things would be like without the treaty. My speculations tell me that the treaty was a good idea.



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