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Egyptian Parliamentarians Want Eilat
Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann

Posted on 08/27/2011 2:54:20 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

In the wake of recent reports of a joint Israeli-Jordanian plan to link the Red Sea on the Israeli side and the Dead Sea on the Jordanian Side, parliamentarians in Egypt are agitating for the nation's caretaker junta to demand Israel surrender the port-city of Eilat.

Egypt has insisted it has a claim to the city of Eilat since it lost the city to the nascent state of Israel in the wake of the Egyptian army's defeat in Israel's 1948 War of Independence, but after the 1979 Camp David Accords the claim was officially dropped. Or so it seemed.

The reassertion of the claim comes as members of parliament (MPs) in Egypt decry the "Israeli plot to choke the Suez Canal to death."

The control of trade routes has been a principle source of conflict in human history. The 1967 Six-Day War broke out after Egypt closed the straits of Tiran and strangled the trade from Israel's southern port city of Eliat.

In exploring the 'claim,' which has been hotly debated in Egypt's parliament this week, Abed el-Aziz Sayef a-Nasser, an aide to the Egyptian foreign minister, was called as an expert witness. A-Nasser is the director of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry's legal department.

"Eilat, or by its former name Umm Rashrash, belongs to the Palestinians," he said on behalf of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

His predecessor, Dr. Nabil el-Arab i, was the head of the Foreign Ministry's legal department and headed the delegation for negotiations at Taba. He also emphatically maintained: "Eilat belongs to the Palestinians."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 1948; amalek; britain; brits; campdavid; carterlegacy; egypt; eilat; israel; uk
Let's have a contest to see who can respond to that with the fewest fingers. I win.
1 posted on 08/27/2011 2:54:27 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Egypt is a gutter nation, to paraphrase the Right Reverend Louis Farrakhan.


2 posted on 08/27/2011 2:56:42 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: Eleutheria5

Of course they want Eilat... Now that it’s filled with luxury hotels, happy tourists, vibrant business and the best SCUBA diving this side of the Great Barrier Reef.

See how they like it when AGAIN it’s another stinking nest of thieving bedouins!


3 posted on 08/27/2011 2:59:21 PM PDT by golux
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy

“Egypt has insisted it has a claim to the city of Eilat since it lost the city to the nascent state of Israel in the wake of the Egyptian army’s defeat in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence”

The islamopigs lost it when they tried to destroy Israel the last time. TFB


4 posted on 08/27/2011 3:04:03 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

They also were easily pushed back in 1956, when they nationalized the Suez Canal and denied access to Israel, which then started grabbing ground in the Sinai like it was on sale, until the US persuaded Israel to give it back. They also lost the entire Sinai when they tried blocking access to Eilat in 1967. And they failed to annihilate Israel in 1973, or even take back the Sinai, but in 1978 the US convinced Israel to give the Sinai back, and Egypt to relinquish all claims to Eilat.

If they make another move on Eilat, we should reclaim the Sinai and Ghaza, repopulate Yamit and Gush Katif, and stop listening to the present Cretin In Chief altogether.


5 posted on 08/27/2011 3:10:47 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I wonder what Lawrence of Arabia will bring our Euro-fondling US elite folks next?


6 posted on 08/27/2011 3:15:58 PM PDT by familyop ("Plan? There ain't no plan!" --Pigkiller, "Beyond Thunderdome")
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To: Eleutheria5
They got Taba just by asking for it. Why not go for a two-fer? I would.

It's as I predicted over 30 years ago. Egypt can take back their "peace", but Israel won't try to take back the land they gave away in the name of this phony peace. The faith that naive liberals have in the good wishes of their mortal enemies is so touching.

BTW, I'd like to ask Obama, if I could, who's leading Egypt these days. That question would be good for a real deer in the headlights look from The One, I'd say.

7 posted on 08/27/2011 3:17:31 PM PDT by Batrachian (Barack Obama is the Lily Tomlin of presidents.)
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To: Eleutheria5

How long before the Obama Administration demands Israel stop building in Elat?


8 posted on 08/27/2011 3:17:42 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Eleutheria5

I think the Jews should just move out. leave the fabulous hotels and all of the wonderful infrastructure because they owe it to the egyptians.....//NOT// In fact, I believe that the Israelis need to reoccupy the Sinai, which belongs to them.


9 posted on 08/27/2011 3:21:52 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: richardtavor

In fact, I believe that the Israelis need to reoccupy the Sinai, which belongs to them
Correct. Enough with the "Peace War Process" as well, never mind the UN (which should have been dismantled as soon as they declared Zionism "racism" in 1975) and the European Union (under which antisemitism breeds worse than in the 1930s presently).
10 posted on 08/27/2011 3:24:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Batrachian

Don’t worry, It will be sorted out for them by the G-d of Yisrael.


11 posted on 08/27/2011 3:26:55 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: Eleutheria5

How long does anyone think it will take Israel to kick their miserable asses again if it came to it?

I give it three to four weeks max.


12 posted on 08/27/2011 3:29:00 PM PDT by crz
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To: rbg81

“How long before the Obama Administration demands Israel stop building in Elat?”

What? He hasn’t done that yet? Must be too busy “taking charge” of Hurricane Irene.


13 posted on 08/27/2011 3:29:40 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: rbg81

“How long before the Obama Administration demands Israel stop building in Elat?”

What? He hasn’t done that yet? Must be too busy “taking charge” of Hurricane Irene.


14 posted on 08/27/2011 3:29:48 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: crz

Too long. It has to be over in five days, or it won’t make a good movie. Bad enough it’ll take longer than the Entebbe rescue. You can’t expect people to watch these things forever, can you.


15 posted on 08/27/2011 3:32:46 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: richardtavor

Sure. We don’t really need all that shipping to and from Asia, Australia, East Africa and the Pacific Rim. If only we’d give Egypt Eilat, they’d reopen the Suez Canal to us for the first time since 1956. I can just feel it in my bones—no, that was a cramp. Never mind.


16 posted on 08/27/2011 3:35:54 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: richardtavor
"Don’t worry, It will be sorted out for them by the G-d of Yisrael."

Yes, but first He'll kick them in the teeth again, as He always does before delivering them to the Promised Land.

17 posted on 08/27/2011 3:40:03 PM PDT by Batrachian (Barack Obama is the Lily Tomlin of presidents.)
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy
More fruits of the poisonous Arab Spring.
18 posted on 08/27/2011 4:18:02 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Eleutheria5
...but after the 1979 Camp David Accords the claim was officially dropped.

So if they renew the claim does the US get the billions it wasted on Egypt since then back?

19 posted on 08/27/2011 4:51:35 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Eleutheria5

Even more troubling is Israel’s willingness to allow Egypt to remilitarize the eastern Sinai. If we go along with that, then it is time to shut down the Multinational Force and Observers who operate in the Sinai. Then, we should stop paying Egypt the two billion they receive annually. We can then wait for the next Arab-Israel conflict, which won’t be long in coming.


20 posted on 08/27/2011 4:58:18 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: richardtavor
I think the Jews should just move out. leave the fabulous hotels and all of the wonderful infrastructure because they owe it to the egyptians.....//NOT// In fact, I believe that the Israelis need to reoccupy the Sinai, which belongs to them.

I think Israel should have made Egypt accept the Gazan Palestinians as a condition for taking back the Sinai. Of course, the Egyptians would have said "keep the Sinai", since they aren't stupid enough to let the Palestinians into their country.

21 posted on 08/27/2011 5:22:18 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Egyptian Parliamentarians Want Eilat

Would that be the muslim brotherhood?
These knucledraggers understand just one language --- force.
Losers don't make demands.

Next time they try and fail, I hope Israel keeps at least a few hundred miles of the Sinai, in order to keep the koranimals a bit farther away from Eilat.

22 posted on 08/27/2011 5:38:35 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Last Dakotan

“So if they renew the claim does the US get the billions it wasted on Egypt since then back?”

Demand payment in bullion (gold or soup; either will soon be more valuable than the dollar).


23 posted on 08/28/2011 1:11:49 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Publius6961

We tried taking the whole Sinai in 1967, and after that June war, fought a continuous war of attrition with Egypt that eventually involved the USSR. No, this time we have to take Cairo, I think. And hold onto it and advance until we have unconditional surrender. Then we keep the Sinai and of course Eilat, and access to the Suez Canal. Oh, and let’s also annex Judah and Samaria, the Sinai, Golan and Ghaza, boot the PLO out of the former, and resign from the UN before they can make any more one-sided resolutions.


24 posted on 08/28/2011 1:17:04 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Eleutheria5.
...agitating for the nation's caretaker junta to demand Israel surrender the port-city of Eilat... it lost the city to the nascent state of Israel in the wake of the Egyptian army's defeat in Israel's 1948 War of Independence, but after the 1979 Camp David Accords the claim was officially dropped... members of parliament (MPs) in Egypt decry the "Israeli plot to choke the Suez Canal to death." ...The 1967 Six-Day War broke out after Egypt closed the straits of Tiran and strangled the trade from Israel's southern port city of Eliat... this week, Abed el-Aziz Sayef a-Nasser... aide to the Egyptian foreign minister... director of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry's legal department. "Eilat, or by its former name Umm Rashrash, belongs to the Palestinians," ...His predecessor, Dr. Nabil el-Arab i, was the head of the Foreign Ministry's legal department and headed the delegation for negotiations at Taba. He also emphatically maintained: "Eilat belongs to the Palestinians."

25 posted on 08/28/2011 7:10:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Eleutheria5
The 1979 Camp David Accords are dead. Egyptian military aids Al Qaeda in attacks on Eilat and now Egyptian parliamentarians openly claim it.
Next time, Israel should take the Sinai and the Alexandria, creating a state for the Copts.
26 posted on 08/28/2011 9:56:49 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew

Give ‘em a nice stretch of land next to that big canal, and let them control access jointly with Israel.


27 posted on 08/28/2011 11:42:23 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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