Eygpt-Israel relations

Attack Seen Testing Egypt-Israel Relationship

Terror assault at border assault termed a ‘wake-up call for Egypt.’

08/07/2012

Jerusalem — The attack this week along the Israel-Egypt border poses dilemmas both for Israel and for the new Egyptian president.

Should Israel accede to pressure to modify its 1979 peace treaty with Egypt and allow more Egyptian troops into the Sinai to quell the unrest there?

For Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood, will his crackdown on militancy in the Sinai be seen domestically as his offering a helping hand to Israel, a country much of his constituency still views as an implacable foe?

An Israeli soldier inspects wreckage of an Egyptian military vehicle used in terror attack. Getty Images
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