"... The signs indicate that the Egyptian-Israeli relationship has entered a phase of transformation, and that there is the possibility of pressure by Washington on Netanyahu, a pragmatist who is susceptible to pressure. It is not unlikely that the scenario might change if Lieberman leaves the government, as an extremist, with the solution lying with Kadima. Thus, the campaign against Lieberman in the Egyptian media continues to have an impact, meaning that official dealings will remain cautious, with the resulting impact on Egyptian-Israeli relations. If this scenario comes to pass and Lieberman exits the Cabinet, Cairo will have achieved a victory that will be taken into consideration and credited with, not only in relation to dealing with Israel, but, more importantly, at the popular level in Egypt, as well as in the confrontation with Iran… and its allies."
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Al Hayat, here
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 10:45 AM