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Could a Hamas/Egypt Deal Help Israel?

Photo: Jonathan Rashad

Here’s an optimistic view of events in Egypt, from Walter Russell Mead. Whether or not you agree with him, Mead is a very smart guy, and his points are worth considering:

Many observers assume that any agreement between Egypt and Hamas that opened Gaza to trade would pose a threat to Israel. There would certainly be problems, and it would be easier for Hamas or for more radical groups to get arms. But there’s another side to the story. Deeper economic ties between Egypt and Gaza will give Cairo much more influence over the Strip and Cairo needs reasonably smooth relations with Israel to focus on its own economic development. Egypt may not like its peace treaty with Israel but it cannot afford a war. It is particularly averse to the idea that a handful of hot headed radicals in Gaza could drag all of Egypt into an unwanted war.

Author: Stand For Israel | July 17, 2012
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What do you think?

  • Grace
    July 24, 2012
    4:19 am

    Read the Bible. When they say peace, peace then sudden destruction will come.The word of God will never fail so be informed that there is no binding agreement between those two.

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  • STAN
    July 23, 2012
    5:39 am


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  • Hector
    July 19, 2012
    2:15 pm

    We are at the end times, and a treaty will be signed, read the bible, and you will see time is shorten so the hole world will not die. be of good cheer that God will send his only Son to save the world.Iran,Egypy,Syria,Lebenon,China,Russia,Jorden,Saudies will come against Israel, but Israel will never go away for Jesus will rule from there. Heaven on Earth. look for the Antichrist in the UN.

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  • Dan
    July 17, 2012
    8:14 pm

    We are living in the end times and whatever we think, there will be a false peace treaty signed, the most important thing for all of us to do is to repent and ask Jesus to forgive our sins so that we will be with Him in eternity

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  • Ben
    July 17, 2012
    4:16 pm

    Totally Agree with you Danny. The ideals of Israel’s neighbors is Israel’s destruction. They tried since the day Israel has come into existence.

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  • Dr.doug
    July 17, 2012
    4:15 pm

    all of these agreements shifting towards positive status will all look different when the first initial attack by any of the involved countries commence.
    G-d speed!

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  • Danny
    July 17, 2012
    2:08 pm

    There can never EVER be an agreement that is REAL with any MOSLEM BROTHERHOOD Country. The USA will find this out much to their dismay.

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    • Mahmud
      July 17, 2012
      3:27 pm

      I think US has taken the right steps to bring democracy no matter who comes into the power would know their obligations to their own country as well as world peace. I believe that Israel will extend its brotherly hand to Egypt and other countries there for economic growth which will bring realchange in the climate eventually. No malice to anybody.

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  • Maurice
    July 17, 2012
    2:04 pm

    Again another westerner aauming that islamists think rationally. Western reasoning does not enter their minds. Peace is not in their vocabulary. The Mulsim brotherhood sees the peace treaty as a truth unitl the next war. They may not want a war now but they will eventually annul the peace treaty.

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  • Jon
    July 17, 2012
    2:01 pm

    Don’t make deals with the DEVIL unless you want to sell your soul. It may be good for the moment but it will bite you in the end

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  • Adam
    July 17, 2012
    1:56 pm

    I think you and Mead are blinded by intelligence. What colour is the sky in your world. Any measure by these two is not peace and designed around despotic Islamic tendencies. they never have been peaceful or friendly with Israel.Wise men reason away, what a fool believes.

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  • Moishe
    July 17, 2012
    12:38 pm

    This could be significant. Who would’ve thought that one of the unintended consequences of the Arab spring is possible improvement of the relations of Israel with its neighbor Egypt and its sworn adversary, the leaders of Hamas.

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  • Valerie
    July 17, 2012
    12:23 pm

    My thought on the situation is this there is enough trading going on in the world today as it is and I don’t think this would be good for Israel in the long run because what if they decide to attack Israel this could be a ploy to get into their good graces and be a wolf in sheep’s clothing sort of speak!

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  • Adi
    July 17, 2012
    12:03 pm

    As a Jew living in Finland, we would like that Israel
    would be friend with their neighbors, but we also
    understand the situation. So we hope al the BEST.

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  • jeb
    July 17, 2012
    11:52 am

    When have cooler heads ever prevailed over the Jihadist causes? Sadat was assassinated by some of the same advocates now in power in cairo. Before Nasser Egyptian Armies were sent into Gaza to die trying to stop the nascnet Israeli state, it didn’t matter that the Egyptian army was ill equipped and unprepared for such a war it only mattered to the rulers that they make the gesture and even that they were sent packing by Nasser’s Junta. In this economy betting Egypt will become dependent on Israel for economic development is a long shot. Roll the dice but don’t shut your eyes for luck.

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