Egypt's envoy to PA: Israel wants to retake Sinai
Elior Levy
Published: 30.09.11, 12:16
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1. Der you think?
Erudite ,   Australia   (09.30.11)
If you Egyptians believe they can hang on to Sinai without security for Israel then Sphinx can fly too.
2. typical arab mentality
Sensible Guy ,   tel aviv   (09.30.11)
blame someone else for their problems (usually israel and the jews)
3. besieged Israeli troops couldn't advance aggression
observer ,   Egypt   (09.30.11)
towards Cairo or even the civilian-free town of Suez. In 1973, Israel's troops advanced to near Cairo by 101 km, from 110 Km before October 73, Israel's troops were BESIEGED. Supplies, were reaching the third army in so many roots outnumbering the official single rout, for strategic reason! Proof? Israelis could never advance the offensive and were QUICK to disengage to the east after few months deep inside Sinai leaving the Sinai narrow bottle neck of Matla path and others.
4. What do you call allowing a terror attack
PaulZion ,   Israel   (09.30.11)
from within the Egyptian border, right under the noses of an Egyptian outpost? Controlling the border? 8 Israelis were murdered in cold blood as a result of such "control". Besides, Israel does NOT want to retake the Sinai. All we want is a secure border - and a return to a consistent supply of gas, as is contractually obligated.
5. To n° 2, Sensible Guy
Marcela Araújo ,   Brazil   (09.30.11)
It's truth...
6. Pardon me, but ...
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.30.11)
... eight dead Israelis constitutes pretty conclusive proof that Egypt is unable to control terrorist activity in the Sinai. The same holds true for sabotaged pipelines. It also opens up the possibility in a big way that Egypt is acting in collaboration with the terrorists. A real possibility. It is, therefore, not a question of whether Israel "wants" to retake the Sinai, but rather when Israel will. If Egypt cannot police its territory, and Israeli lives are jeopardized, Israel really does not have a choice. We WILL take back the Sinai, and if the Egyptians do not behave, we will take the Canal, too. We've done it before. We can do it again. Egypt really needs to be very, VERY afraid. We won't put up with their nonsense and collusion with terrorists very much longer.
7. I wish this was an official ISRAELI statement!
tom ,   tel aviv   (09.30.11)
8. Of course we do.
noa ,   israel   (09.30.11)
When the Sinai was ours, it was open to the world, and there were no bombings. It was a wonderful place. Yes, of course we do, so don't be stupid. Protect it, keep terrorists out.
9. The claims about an Israeli
seadog1946 ,   Erie Basin, NYC   (09.30.11)
conspiracy or military plan/scenario to retake the Sinai is only fuel to fan nationalism in the Egyptian "street". The idea that Israel can control and do a better job of controlling/eliminating the criminal/extremist/terror elements in the 23,000 sq. miles of the Sinai Peninsula is belied by the facts that Israel does not want to control and cannot eliminate the extremist/terror issues nor can it find the lone hostage in the 140 sq. miles of the Gaza Strip. But, using the "terror" issue as a pretext to retake the Sinai, it just might work.
10. Worse: Titaic sunk by a jew called Iceberg !
Who cares   (09.30.11)
Jews everywhere - watch out !
11. Doing a great job without our help
Jacob Erickson ,   Holon, Israel   (09.30.11)
Egypt doesn't need Israel's help with tarnishing their new so called democratic government or showing that they can't control security along the border, they do a perfectly fine job of all that on their own.
12. "Claimed" insecure? So Egypt repeatedly lies about pipelines
Paqid Yirmeyahu ,   Ra'anana, Israel   (09.30.11)
So, you say the Sinai is quite secure and YOUR claims about the pipelines being blown up are all lies, eh? Just fiction. Imaginary. Now we're getting the REAL picture from you are we? You've been lying to the world... again. Well, you're consistent. I think you're on to something Yasser. Historically, the Sinai was inhabited by nomadic Arabs -- and Mosheh (Moses) and Israel -- and NOT part of Egypt proper, which was inhabited by Egyptian Africans who predated Arabs by millennia. The historically correct thing for you Muslim Arabs to do is to relinquish the Sinai to Israel and give Egypt back to the Africans instead of your imperialistic drive to conquer all of Africa by the sword -- with your typical ensuing Muslim bloodshed, massacres and ethnic cleansing -- for Islam. Some of you, if you wish to survive, better go back and review how your return to the Sinai --and Egypt itself -- was due ENTIRELY to the U.S. refusal to sell us ammo. If you don't get with the reality of the 21st century instead of your medieval Muslim big talk, next time, "Yer done!" Paqid Yirmeyahu, Ra'anana, Israel Paqid 16, The Netzarim - Israeli Torah-observant Orthodox Jew: Teimani, Baladi, Dor Dai Advocate for Discrete Logic as Hermeneutic Halakhic Authority Welcoming all who aspire to keep Torah
13. I am afraid
Yael Schlichting ,   Raubling - Germany   (09.30.11)
I am afraid, that the Arab governments are preparing for a new war against Israel. 1. They are preparing a mood in their public, that allows them to annul the peace treaties. They never gave a shit on the public opinion in the West. 2. They will prepare for war. I am wondering since many years, why Egypt needs some 250 F-16 fighters and some 2000 M1-Abrams battle tanks. Why is Egypt asking for German submarines?
14. #13, part 2: what advantage do you have from twisting facts
eporue ,   europe   (09.30.11)
to something wrong and hostile ? is it that boring in raubling ?
15. What rhetoric is this lying war monger talking about?
Sorry, I failed to notice any "rhetoric' at all from Israel..if anything these guys are trying to tone things down - NOT UP. This is all such bullshit. Trying to out-do the head moron, Erdogan.
16. To: Yael at No. 13
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.30.11)
Yael, my love. The Arabs would not last ten minutes against a nuclear power. I would not worry too much about Egypt. What would happen were Israel to destroy the Aswan Dam? Israel will not hesitate to drop the hammer. Trust me.
17. # 6
Mike Carmel ,   Rishon le Zion   (09.30.11)
And you Sarah are going to be on top of the first tank going in there no doubt......... Kindly stop your idiotic and irresponsible rantings and shut the hell up you stupid woman.
18. # 13 Yes you are right.
Jules   (09.30.11)
This is a religious conflict, not territorial. According to Islam, any territory once occupied by an Islamic country, MUST stay in the Islamic World (Dar-Al-Islam). Therefore Israel is considered a violation of the "divine prophecy", sort of "temporary error". The Arabs will try to destroy Israel until 1) They have it done (unlikely though), or 2) Their countries are defeated/destroyed, or 3) They abandon Islam. We can only make bets.
19. I thought
Sam   (09.30.11)
that the 8 israelies murdered came from Gaza, now, it was coming from Sinai? Ops...
20. Actually that's not a bad idea at all!
By re-taking Sinai, Israel will clean it up, lock the weapons smuggling and Al Qaeda terror nests and will sit 100km away from the Muslim Brotherhood-run Engypt. Gaza will be shut down as well, for good! Then, in 30 years from now, when Egypt will wake up from its Jihadist trance, it will get a clean Sinai back. By then Hamas in Gaza will have been replaced by a sane government who have aready made peace with Israel. So yes, re-taking Sinai is not a bad idea at all - maybe Egypt will be smart to hand Sinai over to Israel without a fight and take care of its more important internal problems.
21. I am too young to know, but from what I've read
leo ,   usa   (09.30.11)
in the past it gives me a feeling of deja vu -- it is 1967 all over again. Pre-war campaign to rise disgruntled Arab masses against Jews.
22. mad islam
viva ataturk   (09.30.11)
We dont want sinai otherwise we would not have given it back... We dont want your gas as we have our own... We want you to control your mad islam...and leave us alone. Thank you
23. Good idea
Mahamed ,   Middle-East   (09.30.11)
I think Israel should retake Sinai.
24. (tapping claws on desk)...
Ypip ,   Canada   (09.30.11)
25. To: No. 17
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.30.11)
I wish I could. But my entire family will be there as fast as we can get there. Why don't you shut your imbecilic mouth, loser? What do you do in milluim -- cook? Drive a truck? Which is it? Or did you never even serve because you lack a sufficient profile score to even be considered for military service?
26. Israel wouldn't dare attack Egypt...
Chris.B ,   Australia   (09.30.11)
I know that P.C.P addicts like Sarah.B would like to think the opposite but reality on earth is otherwise. The peace treaty with Egypt is Israels lifeblood without it Israel is not viable period.Egyptians want respect and an equal partnership with Israel.
27. Sinai
J.K. ,   Brooklyn USA   (09.30.11)
The Sinai is an international problem since Egypt handed over the Sinai to Alkeda,the Military fat cats have other things on their mind than the Sinai,like how to keep their wealth,accumulated under Mubarak,the problem with the Egyptians is,that they believe their own lies and falsehoods.
28. Hmm
Aly   (09.30.11)
Does that mean you will not invade Egypt because we are doing a better job ? No Israeli invasion ? What the hell are you living for ?
29. Dead language .
Aly   (09.30.11)
Hibrew is as old and dead a language as your logic is .
30. Yes , what would happen then ?
Aly   (09.30.11)
The only hammer that would drop will be yours but it will drop on the future of your own people as usual all through history .
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