Friday, January 4, 2008

Off limits and beyond the borders

Has the time come for Egypt to re-visit its relationship with Israel?

By Dina Ezzat
Al-Ahram Weekly

Contributed by Lucia in Spain

"......In the analysis of certain quarters within official Cairo, what the recent episode shows is somewhat disturbing: it sheds light on how far Israel is willing to go in antagonising Egypt with the support of the Palestinian Authority.

"This is a new factor that has to be carefully addressed," commented one Egyptian official source. He said the recent Fatah-Israeli coordination of stands against Hamas seems to be taking a new shape, one that might at times target Egypt."

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