Egypt hates Israel with a passion, and the only reason Egypt is not attacking Israel is because of American money and perversley arms. Why the great surprise. My feeling is that Israel has realised that a palestinian State is going to happen sooner rather and later. A war with Syria, Egypt or Iran would enable Israelis to declare that they require the lebensraum to survive and thus kill any notion of a Palestinian state stone dead. This policy may just work if the US attacks Iran as suggested, but if the Arab states figure this out and sit tight without taking Israel's bait, Israel is in the do do.
Middle East quartet reportedly set to meet during UN General Assembly (dpa)
from the article: War against Egypt in the winter