Monday, August 19, 2013
ISRAEL PRETENDS TO BEFRIEND EGYPT'S MILITARY
Israel wants the Sinai.
In the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Anshel Pfeffer points to four reasons 'Israel would miss Morsi':
1. Morsi did not support Hamas.
2. Morsi operated decisively against the Gaza smuggling tunnels.
3. Morsi did not get close to Iran.
4. Morsi supported the peace treaty with Israel, and justified it to the Egyptian people.
Mixed opinions of the Egyptian revolution in Israel - +972 Magazine
Al-Sisi is being courted by Israel.
Now that Morsi has been toppled, Israel fears that Egypt could become more friendly with Russia, and less friendly with Israel.
Israel is thus making a massive effort to present itself as the friend of Egypt's military.
Oded Yinon, an Israeli, produced the Yinon Plan which argues that Israel should try to break Egypt up - into three mini states.
A civil war in Egypt would make it easier to achieve the objectives of the Yinon Plan.
Israel has no real intention of being good long-term friends with Egypt's military.