Israel's cease-fire with Hamas: Egypt’s diplomatic achievement
While the new deal placed Egypt firmly back on the international stage, it could also allow smaller Gaza groups to attack Israel with impunity.
The success of Egyptian mediators, headed by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and intelligence chief Raafat Shehata in obtaining the cease-fire affords Egypt a new standing to which Morsi has aspired since his election, in both the international arena and in Arab eyes. “Returning Egypt to the Arab world” was one of the planks in his platform that has been realized, at least in the meantime, by means of a crisis...
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