The true intentions of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

Anti-Israel rhetoric emanating from senior Brotherhood leaders must be taken seriously.

By LIAD PORAT
December 20, 2012 13:20
4 minute read.
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Although the Muslim Brotherhood has not changed its hostile position toward Israel, it has sent mixed messages since rising to power in Egypt.

On one hand, the political leaders, such as President Mohamed Morsi, speak of the country’s intentions to abide by its international treaties. On the other hand, these leaders emphasize that they will do so only when the treaties serve Egypt’s national interests. They argue that Cairo’s treaty with Israel harms the Egyptian national interest and intend to bring it to a national referendum, with the ultimate intention of abrogating the treaty.

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