Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Urges Review of Israel Ties

(Financial Times-UK) Heba Saleh - The Muslim Brotherhood opposition group in Egypt has called for a review of the 1978 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel and says it should be resubmitted to a "freely elected" parliament for approval. Egypt is due to hold parliamentary elections in September and the group is likely to emerge with the largest bloc in the assembly. "We should now raise our voice to ask for: an end to normalization [with Israel] which has given our enemy stability; an end to [Egyptian] efforts to secure from infiltrators the borders of the Zionists; the abolition of all [joint] economic interests such as the Qualified Industrial Zones agreement and the export of Egyptian gas to Israel," said Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood's leader.

2011-05-09 00:00:00

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