Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Vice Continues To Tighten Around Israel: Egypt Threatening

We've been following the ongoing situation in both Syria and Lebanon as potentially threatening Israel, and now in the south we continue to see ominous developments. Just after seeing a complete Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt, now including the military, we see this most recent development:

The Egyptian army has been deploying large anti-terrorist forces in parts of the Sinai peninsula without informing Israel in advance. The peace treaty between the two countries limits the Egyptian military presence in Sinai.

Some of the Egyptian forces in the peninsula were sent there with Israel's consent, but Haaretz has learned that forces have also been deployed without Israel's prior approval. Israeli government officials only learned about it after the fact.

At the moment, Israel has decided not to respond to the unilateral Egyptian moves, apparently to avoid a confrontation. Nonetheless, it is seen as a source of future problems, particularly with the entrenchment of the Muslim Brotherhood's power in Egypt.

The situation puts Israel in a dilemma. Just three days ago, Mohammed Gadallah, legal adviser to President Mohammed Morsi, said the president was considering amendments to the Camp David Accords to provide Egypt with "full sovereignty" over the peninsula.

Speaking at the Islamic Solidarity Conference in Mecca yesterday, Morsi stressed that for Egypt and Arab Muslim countries, the Palestinian issue remains the most urgent, and called on the Palestinians to unite their ranks.

This week, Egypt's Information Minister Salah Abd al-Maksud, a Muslim Brotherhood member, said: "Egypt will not normalize relations with Israel until occupied Palestinian land is freed."

Maksud also said that "this entity [Israel] stole Palestinian lands, and for this reason we will not normalize relations with it until those lands are freed." The information minister was not asked, and did not specify, if the "occupied lands" include territory conquered in 1967, or all of Israel.

The Psalm 83/Isaiah 17 scenario seems closer and closer by the day.


Israeli said...

I can see clearly, Zacheriah 12 being fulfilled soon now.

Caver said...

In each and every case where Israel has given back land for "peace", what they have gotten was land for "attacks" and "terror".

Not a good history to build on. Well, to be honest, with a history like that I would want to take the land that gave me plenty of room and resources and was defensible and just dare anyone to threaten one inch of it.

Oh well, keeping them in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

And yet, despite all this, stocks are
UP again tonite. There may be alot
of "rumors of war" going on BUT
unless something concrete does occur,
bulls will CONTINUE TO CONTROL the
scene and the end will be DELAYED
yet again....!!!!

not much any one can do about that.

This could literally go on for
months (and in fact it has) with
stocks climbing on and on and on.

Dow up another 15 tonite....

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>