New Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Elaraby Reveals Disturbing Foreign Policy Trends

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah - The new Egyptian foreign minister, Nabil Elaraby, has called for a revision of Egyptian foreign policy as it relates to Israel. Elaraby has urged Arab nations to sue Israel for atrocities committed against the Palestinians, including genocide. As a judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, he expressed doubts about the very legality of past UN decisions, including the 1947 UN Partition Plan. He told former President Anwar Sadat that the peace treaty with Israel, which placed limitations on Egyptian military deployment in the Sinai Peninsula, compromised some of Egypt's most fundamental rights. However, Elaraby has had extensive experience negotiating with the Israelis since 1973. He remains a technician who executes the policies of the leadership, which today is the ruling Military Council under Field Marshall Tantawi. The writer was formerly foreign policy advisor to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Deputy Head for Assessment of Israeli Military Intelligence.

2011-04-18 00:00:00

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