The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy

18-Dec-2007

Time To Recognize Failure Of Israel-Egypt Treaty

Filed under: Islam & ArabOslo/Peace Process — eidelberg @ 8:45 am

by Daniel Pipes
Courtesy of The New York Sun
November 21, 2006


Time To Recognize Failure Of Israel-Egypt Treaty

Ninety-two percent of respondents in a recent poll of one thousand Egyptians over 18 years of age called Israel an enemy state. In contrast, a meager 2% saw Israel as “a friend to Egypt.”

These hostile sentiments express themselves in many ways, including a popular song titled “I Hate Israel,” venomously antisemitic political cartoons, bizarre conspiracy theories, and terrorist attacks against visiting Israelis. Egypt’s leading democracy movement, Kifaya, recently launched an initiative to collect a million signatures on a petition demanding the annulment of the March 1979 Egypt-Israel peace treaty.

Also, the Egyptian government has permitted large quantities of weapons to be smuggled into Gaza to use against Israeli border towns. (more…)

Sadat’s Strategy Available in English!!!

Filed under: US & Global PolicyPublications — eidelberg @ 8:24 am

Sadat’s Strategy was published in Hebrew in December 1978, four months before the signing of the March 26, 1979 Israel-Egypt peace treaty. During the two weeks preceding the signing of that treaty in Washington, D.C., I was on a lecture tour in the United States warning various audiences—as I had personally warned Prime Minister Menachem Begin in September 1977—against signing any agreement with Sadat.

It took intellectual courage and integrity on the part of Dr. Daniel Pipes, a renowned expert on the Middle East, to admit he had erred in supporting that treaty. (more…)