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Israel girding for possible trouble for Egypt pact
Associated Press ^ | 11-23-11 | JOSEF FEDERMAN

Posted on 11/23/2011 5:17:32 AM PST by SJackson

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel expects a "grave erosion" in its peace agreement with Egypt and is even preparing for the possibility of the historic deal collapsing altogether, a Cabinet minister said Wednesday, in the first official assessment of the unrest rocking Israel's southern neighbor.

The comments by Matan Vilnai, the minister for civil defense and a retired military general, reflected the government's grave concerns that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood could make major gains and even win elections in Egypt that begin next week.

"The picture is quite clear. We've been saying it for months. Apparently what we call the Muslim Brotherhood ... will ultimately be the majority in all the (Egyptian) institutions," Vilnai told Israel's Army Radio station.

The Brotherhood is the most organized political group in Egypt and it is widely expected to make a strong showing in the election. Estimates of how much of parliament it will win have ranged from 20 percent to nearly 50 percent. Other Islamic fundamentalist parties are also running, raising the possibility that they could form a majority, though there are also divisions among the religious parties.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; israel

1 posted on 11/23/2011 5:17:34 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson
"Israel expects a "grave erosion" in its peace agreement with Egypt and is even preparing for the possibility of the historic deal collapsing altogether,"

I'd say this has been a major plank of Obama's foreign policy ambitions all along.

2 posted on 11/23/2011 5:30:22 AM PST by circlecity
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3 posted on 11/23/2011 5:31:27 AM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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To: SJackson

Isaiah 19


4 posted on 11/23/2011 5:38:07 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SJackson

So. if Egypt repudiates the Sinai peace accords, what are Israel’s options? (when I say options, I mean militarily, and only militarily)


5 posted on 11/23/2011 8:22:34 AM PST by lbryce (There is no pro-choice option.It's either providing the gift of life or it's murder,plain and simple)
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Thanks SJackson.
6 posted on 11/23/2011 9:08:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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