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Israel is profiting from Egypt-Hezbollah quarrel

Posted in Egypt and Palestine, Israel and Egypt, Opinion Pieces by beyondtheborder on April 12, 2009

Israel, which can regard the events with some satisfaction, is keeping a low profile. Hezbollah’s penetration into Egypt, now facing a close race for Mubarak’s successor, leaves no doubt as to Iran’s intentions. This may result in increased security coordination between Israel and Egypt against arms smuggling into the Strip, and will apparently also dictate Cairo’s continued cool stance toward Gaza.

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Netanyahu invited to Egypt for official visit

Posted in Internal Israeli Affairs, Israel and Egypt, Israel and the International Community by beyondtheborder on April 6, 2009

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday for an official visit to Egypt.

Mubarak extended the invitation during a phone call to Netanyahu, in which he congratulated the prime minister on the formation of his new government. The pair stressed the strong relations between the two countries and said they would continue, and even strengthen in the future.


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Will Egypt-Israel peace survive after Mubarak leaves office?

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 27, 2009

The biggest question is what will happen the day after the Egyptian president leaves office. Mubarak, who will be celebrating his 81st birthday in a few weeks, will not remain in power forever.

There is no greater Israeli fear than the rise of an Islamic regime, like that in Iran, which would transform Egypt from a tranquil neighbor into a threatening monster.”