November 16, 2012

Who's Threatening the Egypt-Israel Treaty?

Jon Tobin, Commentary Magazine

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While it is true that the treaty is in peril, placing the blame for this on Israel is so divorced from reality it’s hard to know where to start to debunk this idea. Morsi is no victim in this scenario. If Egypt’s people are clamoring for the spilling of Israeli blood, it is, in no small measure, because his Islamist party has done its best to promote hatred of Israel and Jews to an extent that few in the West appreciate.

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TAGGED: Mohammed Morsi, Middle East, Gaza, Palestine, Israel, Egypt


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