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Israel-Egyptian Peace Treaty

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

Submitted by Maurice Picow (Israel), Nov 22, 2006 at 15:03

Despite everything, including rampant anti-Semitism in the Egyptian press, and the increasing influence of Iislamic extremitism, the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty has been very beneficial to both countries. No war between both countries in the past 30+ years have saved countless lives and prevented economic losses from warfare.

Israel now purchases Egyptian natural gas and petroleum as well as having full access to the Suez Canal, something not possible before the peace treaty was signed. And Egypt's Sinai Red Sea resorts still beckon Israelis, despite the threat ot terrorism.

Egypt could do a better job in preventing arms smuggling to the Palestinians, as this problem appears to be getting worse, not better.

Another thing that was brought out in this article, is in regards to Egypt's massive military buildup, including the latest American weaponry. This is something that Israeli governments need to be concerned about, since Egypt, except for internal threats from radical Islamic groups, really has but one potential enemy. And this enemy is definitly not Libya nor Sudan.

That just leaves one other country sharing a common border with Egypt....


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