Report: Egypt's al-Karama Party Wants to Cancel Peace Treaty With Israel

Two countries signed peace agreement in 1979; party says peace with Israel is not in national interest, according to Egyptian newspaper.

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The Egyptian al-Karama party, whose leader plans to run in the upcoming presidential elections, has said the cancellation of the Camp David Accords is its top priority, according to a report by the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm on Thursday.

Al-Karama party representative Amin Iskander said the party wishes to cancel the agreement "immediately because its not in Egypts interest.

Anwar Sadat, left, Jimmy Carter, center, and Menachem Begin on the White House lawn, after signing the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty in 1979. Credit: Archive

Iskander continued, saying we befriend those who want to befriend us, and become enemies of those who want to turn us into an enemy, the report said.

The al-Karama party plans to field its leader Hamdin Sabbahy in Egypt's next presidential elections.

A recent poll by the U.S.-based Pew Research Center indicated that more than half of all Egyptians would like to see the 1979 peace treaty with Israel annulled, while only 36 percent of Egyptians are in favor of maintaining the treaty.

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