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Of course, Israel is Egypt's enemy
Of course, Israel is Egypt's enemy
Some Israeli officials have voiced surprise at revelations published by Wikileaks showing that the Egyptian military continues to view the apartheid Israeli regime as the primary strategic threat facing Egypt.
Friday, January 7,2011 20:08
by Khalid Amayreh IkhwanWeb

Some Israeli officials have voiced surprise at revelations published by Wikileaks showing that the Egyptian military continues to view the apartheid Israeli regime as the primary strategic threat facing Egypt.

This is despite the passage of more than 30 years since the signing of the Camp David peace treaty between the two states in 1979.

According to the revelations, American diplomats have been frustrated as the Egyptian army continued to retain the erstwhile military doctrine which viewed Israel as the enemy.

The US, which is often at Israel and beck and call, has been trying to convince leading Arab states that their enemy is Iran and Sunni Islamist movements, such as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, not Israel which committed a virtual genocide in Gaza two years ago and is constantly trying to kill the prospects of Palestinian statehood by keeping up the construction of Jewish colonies on stolen Arab land.

One leaked file quoted an unnamed American diplomat as saying that “the US has sought to interest the Egyptian military into expanding their mission in ways that reflect new regional and transnational security threats, such as piracy, border security and counterterrorism.”

However, Egypt reportedly resisted the flagrant American intervention in shaping the Egyptian strategic military doctrine, with one high-ranking Egyptian army commander stressing that Israel was still targeting Egypt in a variety of ways, including having plans for the possible re-occupation of the Sinai Peninsula.

Well, it is an expression of daring audacity on the part of these arrogant American diplomats to expect the sons of Egypt to morph themselves into Israel lovers and forget the tens of thousands of Egyptians, civilians and servicemen, who were murdered by Israel.

The Egyptian people are not about to forget the massacres of Bahr el Bagar school, the Abu Za’abal factory, and the massacre of Egyptian POWs at the instruction of Ariel Sharon in addition to the indiscriminate bombings of Egyptian civilian areas during the so-called war of attrition prior to the 1973 war.

It is true that Egypt , mainly due to  economic and other reasons, had to sign the infamous peace treaty at Camp David, which only formally ended the state of belligerency between Israel and largest and most powerful Arab country. But it is also true that the vast majority of Egyptians continued to hate Israel as a hostile and criminal entity despite all American inducements and bribes to create good chemistry between Egyptians and Israelis.

In the final analysis, it would be a form of morbid imagination to expect Egyptians, who nearly on a daily basis watch Zionist thugs and terrorists murder, terrorize and savage their coreligionists and brethren in Palestine and destroy their homes, bulldoze their farms, and expel them form their places of residence.

It is morbid imagination to expect members of the Egyptian armed forces to fall in love with the killers of their fathers and forefathers who fell in battle with Zionism on Palestinian and Egyptian soils.

It is even more morbid to expect the Egyptian  armed forces to abandon their old doctrine and adopt a new one based on the unnatural and mendacious assumption which views  other Arabs and  Muslims, not Israel,  which usurped Palestine  and expelled its people  to the four corners of the world,  as the enemy.

Egypt and its kind-hearted people may not be going through the best of times. But what is in the heart is in the heart, and no amount of Kafkaesque metamorphosis would succeed in deviating the needle of the Egyptian people’s compass away from its natural direction.

I know that Israelis can easily visit Egypt, dine in its restaurants and bask on its beaches. But it is also true that these Israelis who do so are often met with inimical eyes and sullen hostility wherever they go. I also know that these Israelis, especially those who would reveal their identity, never feel secure or at peace. This is why they stop speaking Hebrew in public and often claim to be Italians or other Europeans.

To be sure, Israel itself never came to view Egypt as a non-hostile state. In fact, one exaggerates little by saying that Israel continues to view Egypt as constituting the main strategic threat facing Israel. Yes Israel feels  the threat is dormant, but it is real.

Moreover, it would be foolhardy on the part of Egyptian strategic planners to ignore or dismiss intelligence reports suggesting that Israel is constantly acting to destabilize and weaken Egypt in a variety of ways.

These include, inter alia, encouraging some expatriate Coptic Christians to rise up against the central government, encouraging Nile-basin countries such as Ethiopia to undermine Egyptian interests, keep Egyptian-Iranian relations in the worst possible state, and constantly threatening to instigate Congress, which is tightly controlled by the Jewish lobby, to press for reducing or cutting off US economic and military aid to Egypt if the Egyptian regime doesn’t behave according to script.

A few years ago, Avigdor Lieberman, the thuggish Israeli foreign minister, went as far as threatening to bomb the Aswan Dam. This is what he said in public.   One would wonder what he might have said in private.

Another point, which really illustrates both the temerity and naivety of many American diplomats, is the belief that cordial relations between Israel and an Arab-Muslim country are possible as long as the Palestinian plight remains unresolved. This is probably the reason the Americans couldn’t bring themselves to understand the recent turnabout in the Israeli-Turkish relations.

Finally, I have one advice to the self-absorbed American diplomatic community.  Don’t take Arab and Muslim peoples for granted, don’t overlook the feelings of millions of  Arabs and Muslims  as this myopic approach  would eventually boomerang onto you.

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egypts enemy saeed
Of course Israel must be viewed as the main threat, a nuclear armed country which ignores international courts and united nations resolutions, which kills and invades on a whim can only be viewed as an enemy. Israel and her supporters must understand that she is viewed as a terrorist state by many. Sadly we see the American backed egyptian leadership bow to the Israeli pressure on numerous items including the blockade of Gaza.
Wednesday, January 12,2011 21:34
israel Barry Kaufman
A democratic Egypt would gain Israel as a true trade partner and drastically imprve the chances of the creation of an Independent Palestinian State...How stupid can you people be? Just go on killing each other until someone who gets it is left standing!
Sunday, January 30,2011 05:51
Congratulation Hansen
You are now struggling to get the same rights as your fellow arabs in Israel already have had for many years. I wish you the best luck. But, why are palestinian in arab countries treated worse than all other groups, including jews, christian and hindi? Why does arabs in Israel have more rights than palestinian in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan, even compared to the poor level of human rights in those countries? Your struggle against your Leaders will hopefully give you the same rights for your self that Israeli Arabs have had in decades.
Monday, January 31,2011 04:30
Your view of the world Tess
Your orgainization are a bunch of hate mongerers and freaks!! Go slink back into the hole you crawled out of and leave the people of Eygpt alone.
Monday, January 31,2011 19:59
MB is the kettle that calls the pot black! Frees
If I read and believed the comments made by the MB regarding Israel, I would have to dismiss all the actions by Palestinians against Israel. Murder, homicide bombings, etc. Oh yeah, not to mention the attempted Egyptian Invasion of Israel in 1973. But, what can one expect from a bunch of Koranic losers who believe and foment a lie?
Wednesday, February 2,2011 01:08
morbid imagination ali
You speak several times of a morbid imagination of Israel's enemies moving past the atrocities of past wars and current transgressions. Yet, this is exactly what MUST happen. Let history be your guide, for it is an enourmous mistake to keep that thinking. Where would the world be had the refused to "imagine" the colonial americans getting past the war atrocities of the British soldiers. Where would the world be had Europe no "imagined" moving past the war crimes of Japan and Germany in WWII? All wars must have an end and only when one "imagines" it's end can that happen. To do otherwise is condeming your children and your children's children to even more uspeakable horrors of war.
Wednesday, February 2,2011 07:58
Of course, Israel is Egypt's enemy re: Palestinian Scott
The supposed Palestinian plight... Let's see you attack someone and expect that there will be no response, you return the hospitality of a country,Jordan, by attempting to subvert its'government (no wonder they tossed you out) and arab suicide bombers who target civilians and yet you wonder why much of the West looks at you with distain. Lack of trust is the issue and quite bluntly most religious fundamentalists can't be trusted.
Tuesday, February 8,2011 03:11
This is a very biased opinion.. American Zero
If You cannot co-operate and co-exist with Israel they will just destroy you in another war they didn't start. Look at your history, the REAL history, and ask yourselves how far will you let religious fervor take you? how long until the weapons you use in 'defense' are turned upon you by your brothers again. I am not saying your religion is wrong, or that all religions are fundamentally flawed to keep the common man subjective to those who already have power be it senator or caliphate.. one final piece of advise: Read The Haj. and question EVERYTHING.
Friday, February 11,2011 07:01
ha karl
You are more than welcome to continue your blood thirstiness in Egypt.. You guys obviously like to kill your own all over the arab world... You have this suppose love for your people, but have no problem using them as shields and casualties for your cause.. Ask the child you murder, or man you killed on the way to work if he was willing to die for the cause.. Most naturally he would say no. Problem with extremist, you guys love your egos more than your people.
Saturday, February 12,2011 00:34
Research, confirmation, fact, evaluation, decision, forcast, action. Jeff Caligari
From the little I have read it would be hard to evaluate the lgitamacy of what is being reported. Many times the media has a large influence on what people think and do. If anything it is more influential than religions and governments and is a form of govennment itself. With what is happening in Egypt it is clear that people are struggling towards a goal and conflicting against each other. yet both goals set by either side and sometimes 3 and more fronts are based on informations that is not complete. People move to control others yet they do not have all the information. Like a commander looking at tanks on a radar may not see the swampy bog that the tank may be in. In the case of the people versus a government the government most times makes decisions based on what is happening there and the people are in a totaly different situation and cannot abide by the command. If the entire population was in the same situation as the person commanding then it may work very well that there is uniformity and a common direction. The biggest key for the middle east, Islam, Muslim, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan etc is that the very god you believe in which I have known to be a very real God/ Allah is always first and formost in charge. If people need an army to guard them then they are obviously doing something wrong and it is Allah himself they are fighting off. Dont you think that there is a reaction to everything that everyone does even when no other person is around? Justice in history has often been dealt twice and sometimes it conflicts. Once by God and once by man. It is true that people do have a tendancy to want and desire and lust over things they do not need. most often when they get them the things they do need are forgotten or lost or someone else who really does need them takes them and those holding on to the temptations which they saught after that were not needed in the first place are left eventually lacking vital elements of their life. and then they will blame another person thinking it was someone else who caused them their hardship or troubles yet even if you were alone and you did something you need not do or considered wrong by god then you will run into trouble alone from an action by God. it might simply be how you think. a concience that makes you think one thing when you should be thinking something else. once you do something your life adapts that action and you carry it with you forever. You will eventually, based on your actions, take the direction you have lead yourself to. For someone protecting others who cannot defend themselves they ...just this explanation alone could be made into a book of which I would be happy to write although I am not in a very comfortable location and environment to do so, but it leads back to knowing what is right in the first place and then making a decision to act based on either research, trail, experience and outcomes. If I were in Egypt I would first feel that there is no time to celebrate. it should not be a celebration but rather start immidietly to make sure that everyone has what will be needed to continue now living in a peacful and abundant lifestyle. By abundance I mean food, water, shelter and companionship/family. That is it. Anything else would be an un-needed luxury and if you think about it even electricity is not needed but it makes things easier. So on that note even though it makes things easier it should not be abused. like a bulldozed is to the shovel just because you now have a bulldozer does not mean to go and see how much earth you can dig up in as little time as you can. Solar energy, transport. why do people go here and there? is it needed? I admit I am probably one of the worse people to tell someone else if you do not need to go there dont go because I myself get in the car and just drive around for hours but this is because people I have reached out to offering some ideas and to give me something productive to do have not responded and some even have used the media to claim they contacted me and tell others that I am still not doing anything. People are holding on to status by ruining other peoples chance to actually do something that halps everyone. They think I dont know that my ideas have been stolen and are being built right now and sold somewhere else. It happens. Anyone else would form an army and claim such things are their but if God sees that it is something foreveryone and that it would take too long to have only one person make it and sell it then it will be distributed and the ways that it happens is inexplicable and even as much as I know and can explain it would sound impossible or absurd for anyone to understand it unless they witnessed it. There is only one Dictator who rules over all of us and there is no chaice but to obey. God/Allah has final say in everything and yes there is forgivness for errors but you have to stop causeing such errors to begin healing and finding the right path again. If you drive down the wrong road you will only go further away from the right one until you stop and admit you are wrong and turn around and go back and if you dont know ask people who know and if you dont trust that person ask 5 or 6 and then use the average to get a direction.... REgards Jeff Caligari zoomzone@hotmail.com
Sunday, February 13,2011 06:35
You are guilty Jeff Caligari
People like you who dont trust me or withhold information and use it for yourselves are guilty. Fuck india, lets all unite against them? I have what I posted saved to text and sent it out to others so you cant say it is yours. I have been doing this for years. Who is reviewing this? Dont tell me. I already know. Just words right. When I write a few pages that are good and would earn respect you keep them but you let the negative ones slide. Well let me tell you that if you are going to hold on to anything of mine it is all or nothing and you wear it and lets hope you can steer the rocket once its lit cause it will not stop.
Sunday, February 13,2011 11:36
of course Peterson
We in the US view Israel as our major enemy. It has subverted our national government.
Sunday, February 13,2011 19:20
article Emil
I think it is an overstatement to say that the Israeli controle the US congress and senate. Conservative christians probably play a more prominent role. Nonetheless there are fundamental flaws in foreign policy affairs of 'the West'. I think there's not to be much expected from the US, since they are struggling with their own affairs, and Obama doesn't have the political credit change his stance towards Israel. I hope the Europe will become a more neutral supporter of peace in the Middle East.
Monday, February 14,2011 18:50
Egypt Emil
I think it is an overstatement to say that the Israeli controle the US congress and senate. Conservative christians probably play a more prominent role. Nonetheless there are fundamental flaws in foreign policy affairs of 'the West'. I think there's not to be much expected from the US, since they are struggling with their own affairs, and Obama doesn't have the political credit change his stance towards Israel. I hope the Europe will become a more neutral supporter of peace in the Middle East.
Monday, February 14,2011 18:55
Israel Trevino
Arabs & Muslims should educate themselves on U.S. and Israeli history. Those who control those two governments DO NOT GIVE A HOOT about ANY Arab, Hispanic, Black, or Muslim citizens around the World.
Monday, February 28,2011 04:54
Article James
Regardless of the ignorant ramblings some people have made in response to this article, I applaud this effort. Israel is a critical issue for all Arabs and it's not something that Egyptians will (or should) ignore. Once Egypt establishes a representative govt, it should work to curtail the racist state that is Israel, first be releiving gaza of that brutal blockade imposed by mubaraks regime. A unified Arab world will likely ensue now that dictators (almost all supported by us-Israeli agenda) are being overthrown. Each demonstration movement witnessed in the Arab world have showed tremendous sentiment to the Palestinian cause. Thus we know the Hearts of the Arabs are united on this cause. If our efforts are conducted successfully, it'll be the end of racist Zionism as we know. The clock is ticking for Israel, it's already doomed to implode because of its repressive nature
Tuesday, March 1,2011 01:47
Same old losertalk David King
Khalid old Dude. Next time use less Hash and a bit more tobacco. Your pipe dreams are just that. My Israeli wife lived in Nuweba for a couple of years in the 1980s and had to teach you guys how to grow tomatoes. Stop blaming the Israelis for all of your troubles. You kept believing your leaders\\\\\\\' lies about them, you kept attacking them, and you kept losing. Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it. Stop believing the Muslim Brotherhood. They will just bring you more heartache. If they were really a modern party they would call themselves the Muslim Brother and Sister Hood. As Buddy Holly said: \\\\\\\"That\\\\\\\'ll Be The Day\\\\\\\". And as for the Iranians - Big Fat Liars!
Saturday, March 5,2011 01:06
Israel is the enemy of the world Mohamed
Finally!! Mubarak is gone... Now its time to free the world from the Zionist pests. They infested the USA and turned it into a self destruct country. Now its time to finish them once and for all. Free Palestine and free the world for these vicious bed bugs. Vicious but still bugs and will be crushed insha2Allah.
Sunday, March 6,2011 05:56
To Barry Kaufman Moe
The only stupid person here is you. You actually think we Egyptians would put our hands in your bloody hands? How many Palestinian children did you have to kill to live in Israel. You are murderes and we want nothing to do with you unless it is to get rid of this cancer called Israel. You supported Mubarak... well you can have him. But the Egyptian people, us, you can never win because you are criminals and we watch you closely. Remember, we are not Americans. You do not control our media like you do in the USA. Also we are well aware of who you are.
Sunday, March 6,2011 06:01
Israel: Enemy of Allah Ayyub al-Amriki
"Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves." [TMQ 13:11] "Thou will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers [to be] the Jews and those who associate others with Allah." [TMQ 5:82] "O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you - then indeed, he is [one] of them." [TMQ 5:51] "It is He who expelled the ones who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture from their homes at the first gathering. You did not think they would leave, and they thought that their fortresses would protect them from Allah ; but [the decree of] Allah came upon them from where they had not expected, and He cast terror into their hearts [so] they destroyed their houses by their [own] hands and the hands of the believers." [TMQ 59:2] "O you who have believed, whoever of you should revert from his religion - Allah will bring forth [in place of them] a people He will love and who will love Him [who are] humble toward the believers, powerful against the disbelievers; they strive in the cause of Allah and do not fear the blame of a critic." [TMQ 5:54]
Tuesday, March 8,2011 19:29
Israel dr. Kissinger
If you people would only be subservient to Israel like America is then there would be Peace. You should accept all the Palestinians to leave Israel and live in Egypt since Palestine belongs to Us the Chosen only. Instead you people try to to organize the Moslems against us on your various websites like Ikhwanweb and Islamist.com and others. dr.k.
Saturday, April 23,2011 06:17
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