Israel Concerned over Backlash from Egypt

(Los Angeles Times) Edmund Sanders and Batsheva Sobelman - Israel's so-called cold peace with Egypt is looking colder by the day. During a mass prayer service Friday in Cairo's Tahrir Square, anti-Israel cleric Yusuf Qaradawi - who returned to Egypt after years in exile - called for the "conquest" of Jerusalem's Al Aqsa mosque. Though Israelis have taken comfort in assurances from Egypt's military that international agreements such as the 1979 Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty will be honored during its interim control of the country, opposition leaders in Egypt are talking about the need to "reassess" or "revise" the pact.

2011-02-22 00:00:00

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