Egypt on Sunday unilaterally cancelled its agreement to supply Israel with natural gas, in what appeared to be a grave indication of the deteriorating relations between the countries. Cairo communicated its decision to the Israeli government on Sunday afternoon, Israel’s Channel 2 news reported. The news report described the decision as an abrogation of part of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, with profound economic and diplomatic implications. ... The original Egypt-Israel peace treaty, signed in 1979, provided for Egypt to supply Israel with oil. As Egypt’s capacity to do so dwindled, the relevant clause was amended to apply to natural gas. Sunday’s decision represented a unilateral abrogation of an element of the overall treaty, Channel 2 reported, and thus highly significant with respect to Israeli-Egyptian ties. Egyptian-Israeli relations have been in the spotlight ever since the collapse of president Hosni Mubarak’s regime at the start of 2011. Relations with Israel in general, and the gas supply deal in particular, have been criticized at mass protests and by would-be presidents alike.Looks like its time to cut off all aid to Egypt.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Egypt Just Violated Its Peace Treaty with Israel, Cuts Off All Gas to Israel
Once again the "wisdom" of Obama's choice to betray Mubarak rears its ugly head: