November 20, 2012
Cairo's Choice: Lead on Gaza, or Follow Hamas
Faisal al Yafai, The National
The news that Egypt has invited an Israeli envoy to Cairo for ceasefire talks over Gaza encapsulates just how far Egypt has emerged, in a matter of months, as a country with real diplomatic heft.
And yet Cairo's mediation strategy is fraught with danger. Getting closely involved in internal Palestinian politics, at a time of such transition within Egypt, could pull Egyptian-Palestinian policy in one of two directions.
TAGGED: Hamas, Gaza, Egypt