Egypt presidential candidate said they will 'fight back' if Gaza attacked

As cool as relations with Israel might have been during the Mubarak years, Egypt appears to be moving from hostile neutral to active enemy.First, Egypt is demanding that Israel "pay price differences for reduced gas exported during Mubarak era." OK, so they're strapped for cash and need an infusion. But this is a little more ominous. YNet News: Former International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei, who had previously announced his intetions to run for the presidency of Egypt, said Monday that "if Israel attacked Gaza we would declare war against the Zionist regime." In an interview with the Al-Watan newspaper he said: "In case of any future Israeli attack on Gaza - as the next president of Egypt - I will open the Rafah border crossing and will consider different ways to implement the joint Arab defense agreement." He also stated that "Israel controls Palestinian soil" adding that that "there has been no tangible breakthrough...(Read Full Post)