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Egyptian elections, Middle-East, News

Israeli official concerned for future of peace treaty if Islamists rise to power in Egypt


Israel expects a “grave erosion” in its peace agreement with Egypt and is even preparing for the possibility of the historic deal collapsing altogether, a Cabinet minister said Wednesday, in the first official assessment of the unrest rocking Israel’s southern neighbor. The comments by Matan Vilnai, Israel’s minister for civil defense and a retired military general, reflected the government’s grave concerns that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood could make major gains, and even win, upcoming elections in Egypt.

Associated Press, United States

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