Netanyahu said the international community “must demand that any Egyptian government preserve the peace accord with Israel.”
It’s an understandable anxiety. After fighting Egypt in successive wars from 1948 to 1973, the peace treaty with the Arab world’s most populous country gave Israel a mostly quiet southern border. For three decades that detente has been defended by Mubarak, in the face of popular disapproval, as a vital “strategic choice” for Egypt.
Egypt’s transition to new and still uncertain leadership left Netanyahu drawing parallels with the Iranian revolution in 1979,