Shaul Mofaz at Tel Hashomer IDF induction base 150.
(photo credit: Courtesy of FADC Spokesman)
of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Shaul Mofaz said
Sunday that the IDF must prepare for a scenario in which the peace treaty
between Israel and Egypt is canceled.
central goal is to preserve the peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan,"
Mofaz said during a tour at the Tel
Hashomer IDF induction base near Tel Aviv. That said, he added, "The IDF needs to be prepared for any
changes in the situation and to be prepared for the day after elections
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"Today the street is setting the agenda and the
Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is having trouble maintaining
control," Mofaz added. "At the same time, radical actors in Egypt are being
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon alleged that Iran was involved in
the violent protests taking place in Egypt and said it is encouraging
In an interview with Israel Radio Sunday, the deputy foreign minister
said, "while the pictures from Cairo may seem unattractive, there is no
need to take them too seriously."
He added that he believed the peace accord with Egypt would remain in
tact and the Israeli embassy in Cairo would continue to function.