Friday, February 20, 2009

Mubarak Republic

"Add to this the political opposition to Egypt-Israel economic relations by Egyptian leftists, Arab nationalists and radical Islamic groups. Though Egypt and Israel share full diplomatic relations since the signing of the peace treaty in 1979, the relations are often strained, particularly when tension rises between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Egypt itself faces potential political turmoil and unknown political future as its leader for the past 27 years President Hosni Mubarak is facing his 81st birthday. Should the Mubarak regime be replaced by a less friendly one, Israel's energy security could be easily compromised."