as you say it is, there's gonna be a war anyway. So why retreat to the border? Stand and fight! But I doubt it. The Egyptians are living on $2/ a day. The can't afford bread much less a war. Or should I say another expensive defeat.
About 2,000 demonstrators protest 'occupation policy and fascist settlers' in Nazareth (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu: Egypt-Israel peace is cornerstone of Mideast stability