Israel fears Jihadist attacks after Morsi's ouster
Itamar Eichner
Published: 04.07.13, 11:10
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1. Secure the damn border...
Dror ,   Haifa, Israel   (07.04.13)
It is high time that the Sinai border was fortified and more secure. I will gladly relocate and and join kevah to man that border or the Lebanese border or the Syrian border. I hope the green party does not mind that we will have to disturb the wildlife in order to protect the lives of our citizens. Goddamn tree huggers go to far.
2. Well, if you're that fearful ....
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (07.04.13)
... take back the Sinai. Won't take long. Probably best in the long run, anyway. At least the Egyptian military knows the real deal. They have an appreciation for the level of force that Israel can bring to bear. They may not particularly like, or appreciate, Israel, but they recognize the strength of the State of Israel. In these turbulent times, I'll settle for that. Egypt's military understands that Israel can take the Sinai -- and a strip on the West Bank of Canal pretty much at will. They'll behave. They are not entirely driven by erratic Islamic dreams of a new caliphate. They know -- and respect -- the score. Egyptian trumpetings aside, the Egyptian military high command knows exactly the ass-kicking they received in 1973. They are not terribly anxious to tango with the State of Israel. We'll see.
3. Of course Israel enjoyed good security cooperation,
Gabor ,   Budapest, Hungary   (07.04.13)
Morsi had 1 year in power and the military remained more or less independent from him. Israel was enjoying good security cooperation with Egypt's military and not with Morsi's Egypt. This would probably have changed in time but we will never know.
4. #2 Sarah
Gabor ,   Budapest, Hungary   (07.04.13)
Sometimes I wonder if you really mean your comments. How can Israel take back the Sinai? What will justify this action? And what comes after the military invasion? Israel can hardly maintain security in parts of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. Retaking the Sinai would result in serious isolation and it would become a 2nd Lebanon.
5. Sinai
Get Real ,   UK   (07.04.13)
It is in Egypt's own interests that the Jihadists do not set a terror agenda in the Sinai for this could easily spread into the rest of Egypt leading to years of disturbance, even civil war? Hopefully the Egyptian Army is up to the task of ensuring a terror free Sinai and is able to halt the movement of weapons and terrorists from/to Gaza.
6. Morsi hated Israel
Yoni Ben Avraham ,   Dishon, Israel   (07.04.13)
The Muslim brotherhood is sworn to destroy Israel. Getting rid of Morsi helped Israel. I did not see any power vaccuum, it was a cut and dried takeover from a crazy man to people who see the bigger picture. Lets see where the chips fall before we get excited. History shows that Egypt has had this happen before and it will probably happen again. The last the the Egyptian military wants is another Syria civil war and that is where Morsi was headed
7. Borders of Lebanon, Syria and now Egypt -
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (07.04.13)
must be difficult for IDF, but we Israelis have great faith in your intelligence, strategies and capabilities. Keep it up.
8. Retake the Sinai forever. End Israeli retreat forever.
Chaim ,   Israel   (07.04.13)
Yet another lunatic Israeli retreat is blowing up in our faces. Had Israel kept Sinai, NONE of these problems would occur. The answer is simple. Retake the Sinai forever. End Israeli retreat forever.
9. Jihadists/terrorists
emunadate ,   Israel   (07.04.13)
Unfortunately, Jihadists do not care much for their fellow Muslim, nor their country nor themselves. They are on a terrorist mission and they don't care what damage they inflict on anyone around them. They are not helping anyone.
10. Nonsense
dbnnet ,   n/a   (07.04.13)
I think this headline is nonsense: "Israel fears..." Egypt was going the route of Iran. At least now the Iranian relationship with Egypt will end, and their navy will find it no longer has access to the Suez Canal either.
11. Israel can trust no one, but
CJK   (07.04.13)
at this point, the egyptian military is as trustworthy as any out there. they are professional and not aiming to start wars. nor do they have any reason to start any wars. the people need food and shelter and stability.
12. Words to the wind
prophet in retirment ,   Israel   (07.04.13)
State officials be smart and shut up. The trouble is that you don't know that you don't know
13. To: No. 4
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (07.05.13)
Isn't the threat of terrorism justification enough? Israel should never have given up the Sinai to begin with. And no Israeli really cares about international opinion. If we did, we'd have ceased to exist long ago. Why not just worry about your own bankrupt -- economically and morally -- country, and leave Israelis to worry about Israel?
14. #2 Invasion
non-semite ,   ontario   (07.05.13)
Why don't you try for the Litani first. It should be a good trial run.
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