But then, was there ever any true peace to begin with? In this AP article featured on The Blaze
CAIRO (AP) — More than half of all Egyptians would like to see the 1979 peace treaty with Israel annulled, according to results of a poll conducted by the U.S.-based Pew Research Center released Monday.
The poll highlights the deep unpopularity of the three-decade-old treaty, which is central to U.S. policy in the region and was scrupulously adhered to by former President Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted Feb. 11.
The poll also revealed that most Egyptians are optimistic about where the country is headed following the 18-day popular uprising, and they look forward to greater democracy in their country.
The fall of Egypt’s autocratic leader and the rise of a more democratic system, however, could threaten relations with neighbor Israel.
There's a peculiar contradiction here: a democratic system would harm relations? I thought it was the other way around. Especially
if the Muslim Brotherhood gets in, and exploits democracy to pave the way to autocracy.
According to the poll results, only 36 percent of Egyptians are in favor of maintaining the treaty, compared with 54 percent who would like to see it scrapped.
Despite the decades of peace and limited trade between the two countries, most Egyptians view the Israelis poorly, largely because of perceptions that they mistreat the Palestinians.
And what led to that? Decades of propaganda by Mubarak himself, who sure didn't do anything to change the Islamic influenced education curriculum.
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