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Our “peace partners” are against normalization with us

One of the most desired results of any peace agreement between two countries or entities is the normalization of relations between the parties. Thus, after the Iron Curtain fell in the late 1980s, people, goods, business and trade flooded in … Continue reading

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Mohammed Morsi is new President of Egypt

Mohammed Morsi, the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood-backed candidate, has won the Egyptian presidential elections by a narrow majority. The country’s last four presidents over the past six decades have all came from the ranks of the military. This is the first … Continue reading

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Egypt cancels gas contract with Israel – politics or economics?

Last week Egypt cancelled it’s long-standing gas-exporting deal to Israel, triggering a diplomatic and political crisis with grave economic implications for Israel (and possibly for Egypt too).  The cancellation is not a total surprise seeing as the gas pipeline has … Continue reading

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The cost of missing a military opportunity

My friend Elchanan brought to my attention an excellent article by Evelyn Gordon on the cost of missing military opportunities, and the lessons that should be learned by both Israel and the US (and the rest of the Western world). … Continue reading

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First the bad news and then more bad news

Several unhappy news items caught my eye over the last day to start off 2012 on the left foot. In case you thought the war with Hamas had quietened down in the south over the last few months you would … Continue reading

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Egypt declares peace treaty “not a sacred thing”

Now it’s Egypt’s turn to ramp up the rhetoric against Israel, apparently following Turkey’s lead.  Egypt’s Prime Minister Essam Sharaf declared on Thursday that the historic Camp David peace accords between Israel and Egypt are “not a sacred thing”. Dramatically … Continue reading

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