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The general vision of Dr Pipes about peace with Egypt is true

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

Submitted by Harrak (Canada), Nov 22, 2006 at 09:22

..it is amazing how one may disagree with parts of this article and still finds himself in no way but agreeing with the general idea in it. There is an interesting point Dr Pipes raised that led me to ask: what is the difference between Egypt and Syria! Egypt signed peace but flows arms to Gaza! that is even worse than Syria. At least Syria has a reason behind supporting the Palistinian militant groups which can be summarized in the fact that they have their territory -Golan- occupied and the UN resolution has been in the Syrian side for that matter. An other reason is simply the fact that they did not sign any treaty to respect.

Egypt signed peace with Israel. The fact that is equal in hostility to Israel as a non-signing treaty country -Syria- with smuggling arms to Gaza makes the treaty questionable. Nontheless, it makes it worth being revised. As for selling arms to Egypt, I am affraid one day it will back-fire in the same way the Afgan Arabs back fired before; and even if the breaks of the F16 last only a few months, then in those few months a lot of damage can be done.

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