Skip to comments.Only Egypt can end the fighting [israel and Hamas]
Posted on 07/19/2014 1:41:23 AM PDT by Star Traveler
Analysis: Israel's intelligence community sees Cairo as only real platform capable of influencing Hamas.
With all the chatter incessantly coming out of the mouths of experts sitting in air-conditioned television studios and offering their different solutions to the Hamas problem, it's really hard to understand what is going on behind the scenes.
But there is one thing we can all agree on: The news about a ceasefire will come from one place only Cairo.
The common estimate among the decision makers is that the Egyptians are the only ones who can end the fighting. The Egyptian capital serves as what the intelligence community defines as "the only real platform which has the greatest amount of influence on Hamas."
But Cairo also has a score to settle with Hamas due to the extensive ties between the terror organization and Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood. As a result, the relationship between them is filled with suspicion and hostility. Hamas sees the Egyptians as biased mediators and is convinced that the Egyptian regime is dragging its feet in a bid to let Israel continue crushing the Strip.
Israel, on the other hand, has faith in the mediation abilities of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his people. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is holding indirect negotiations with Hamas, and this isn't the first time. It's possible that at the end of the negotiations he will be asked to agree to lift the naval blockade of Gaza a concession he might not be able to accept.
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Hamas already nixed Egypt’s attempts.
Heres a running account of news reports related to these recent events with Israel and Hamas. If you want to catch up on the news accounts ... they are here ...
Its listed from newest to oldest, so go to the bottom to start.
Cairo also has a score to settle with Hamas... Hamas sees the Egyptians as biased mediators... Israel, on the other hand, has faith in the mediation abilities of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his people. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is holding indirect negotiations with Hamas, and this isn't the first time. It's possible that at the end of the negotiations he will be asked to agree to lift the naval blockade of Gaza a concession he might not be able to accept.Israel doesn't have faith in Egypt's mediation abilities, the Israelis know that Egypt wants Hamas destroyed. Israel won't lift the blockade (except in some symbolic way, such as reiterating that it is only blockading weapons, which is what it is and always has been), Egypt knows it, and won't put it out there. Hamas is in a vise, bordered by Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia (which is Egypt's closest ally now). Hamas was incited to riot this time by its sponsor Iran. Qatar is also moving further toward alignment with Iran. Erdogan in Turkey is a prison bitch who thinks he can influence the alpha dogs.
There will not be peace in the Middle East until the last male Muslim over ten years of age is dead.
That won’t happen until the Messiah of Israel returns to earth and sets up his one-world government over all the nations of the world. Until then, we’re stuck with the Muslims ... :-) ...