Palestinians undermine Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty

The 1979 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt has become a front-and-center issue in Israel's new relations with a Muslim Brotherhood government in Cairo. As Washington Post correspondent Joel Greenberg writes in the June 28 edition, the ascendancy of President-Elect Mohammed Morsi has raised new questions about the future of the 1978 Camp David accords and the 1979 peace treaty -- major foreign-policy achievements of the Carter administration ("Egyptian-Israeli ties face new challenges with Islamist's election" page A9) "Perceptions are rife in both countries that the other side has failed to honor key elements of the deal," Greenberg writes. Given this situation, it's instructive to examine the nature of the respective complaints, which Greenberg enumerates, and their validity, which Greenberg fails to address. From an Israeli perspective, the complaints are centered on what became a "cold peace" -- Egypt's failure to move toward comprehensive, friendly relations, as stipulated by...(Read Full Post)