Terror attacks have damaged Israel’s peace with Egypt

19.08.2011                      19.Aw-Elul, 5771

Analyse:

Terror attacks have damaged Israel’s peace with Egypt

Without Mubarak, and with Hamas in Gaza, with a Jordanian king fearing for his throne and an American administration that doesn't believe in Israel's judgment, what comes next could be even worse.

Peace with Egypt, a central pillar of Israel's security for three decades, was badly hurt Thursday. An active war between Israel and Egypt has not broken out yet, but there is hostility, and unhindered acts are taking place from Egypt's sovereign territory.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's belligerent threats to punish those who attack Israel do not deter the terror organizations. Those who come to commit suicide are not alarmed by words, especially when uttered by one whose envoy was sent to Cairo to talk with Hamas' military leader in Gaza, who holds Gilad Shalit's fate in his hands….