Egypt was saved by Israel.. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Akram Zekaria
    • 28.10.07 | 19:25 (IST)

    Sadate coming to Israel was a highly calculated political move..After the 1976 War Egypt was on its last leg. If Saddate wouldn't save Egypt the chances were very high that the country would have gone to the Dogs.Most probably we would have seen today The Islamic Republic of Egypt.The doors were wide open for the Muslem Brotherhood. The days of Nasser's having free favours from the Soviet was at an end. The USSR was no longer a friend with the Saddate regime as it used to be with Nasser. The country was bankrupt with debits. Its army left to rout in the desert.Saddate couldn't bring his humiliation to Cairo.The intelligentsia were up his throat. All that was needed the Army to seize its day. Israel came to save the regime at a very cheap price. Egypt all at sudden accrued friends and acceptance in the West. Egypt was saved by Israel accepting an unfair bargain.Today Egypt may abuse the favoour. A question that can brings lot of consequences to Egypt future.

    from the article: War against Egypt in the winter
    First published 00:00 28.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 28.10.07
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