|Thursday, August 9, 2012|
|Weekly Commentary: Critical days with Egypt – not eroding force limits|
Weekly Commentary: Critical days with Egypt – not eroding force limits
Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 9 August 2012
When you interact with a chess player you had better not think like a tic
And Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy is most definitely a chess player.
The decision to temporarily allow Egypt to deploy attack helicopters in
Let’s be clear about the problem:
For years the Egyptians have been trying to erode the Sinai force
The Egyptians see the force restrictions as impinging on their sovereignty.
We always considered the force restrictions as critical for the Jewish State’s
When the Egyptians argue for dropping the force restrictions they exploit
In this case, we have the Egyptian narrative that the force limits – in
The truth is that, as Mohamed Bassiouny, Egypt's former ambassador to Israel
And the quality and training of those cops is at the discretion of Egypt.
Taken to an extreme: if Egypt wanted to, it could take its most elite
Again: the treaty, as it stands, provides Egypt the tools to enforce order
And it would be best that Israel makes this point clear both to Egypt and to
We simply cannot afford to allow ourselves to be sucked into a situation
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)
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