Ha?aretz is a left-wing newspaper that went off the rails a while ago. They?ll publish anything to blackface Israeli policies, including unbased claims such as ?Israel is picking a war with Egypt?. A war with Egypt will be such a disaster for Israel on so many levels, that clearly nobody in his right mind in the Israeli establishment would contemplate it. The political price will be enormous: Why spoil a longest lasting peace with the largest Arab country? As if we haven?t got our hands full with Hamas, Hezbollah and Syria already. Then off course there?s the price in human life: The Egyptian army is big, modern and well equipped. There will be thousands of lives lost in a war with it, and the outcome will not necessarily be on the Israeli side. Look how much effort Israel is putting into bringing back 3 kidnapped soldiers (their loss is felt daily nationwide), and ask yourself if this country wants to see 3000 of its sons dead.
Policeman killed by blast in Bahrain village, interior ministry (Reuters)
from the article: War against Egypt in the winter