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The Likud are likely to see any genuinely democratic Arab regime on their border as a threat to their existence. The vast majority of Egyptians, after all, are much more sympathetic to the situation of the Palestinians than to the security concerns of the Israeli state. While I do expect to see the new Egyptian government uphold the peace treaty with Israel, they may do so with much less enthusiasm and much less to the satisfaction of Israel.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Feb 12th, 2011 at 11:20:58 AM EST
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Regardless of sympathies, Egypt might say that blockading Gaza is not their job, or part of the Camp David peace treaty.

Then again, the US might tell the Egyptian military that their military aid is conditional on strangling the Palestinians.

Keynesianism is intellectually hard, as evidenced by the inability of many trained economists to get it - Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Feb 12th, 2011 at 11:28:40 AM EST
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