Egypt's New Foreign Policy Tests Old Alliances

(Los Angeles Times) Jeffrey Fleishman - Egypt's new government has embarked on adventurous diplomacy that is less compliant with the U.S. and Israel, including improved relations with Hamas and reopening the Rafah border crossing into Gaza after years of blockade to stop weapons smuggling. In recent weeks, Egypt also announced it wants to "open a new page" with Tehran. "We are witnessing a sequence of Egyptian moves that do not bode well, including comments that the Camp David agreements have run their course and public opinion polls showing support for undoing the peace treaty," Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom told Israel Radio.

2011-05-11 00:00:00

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