Abbas To Egypt
By Micah Halpern
Saturday April 8, 2011
I've Been Thinking:
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas travelled to Egypt. It is his first visit to Egypt since the uprising. The purpose of this visit was manifold.
. to cement the relationship between the new military leadership and the Palestinian Authority
. to make certain that Egyptian and Palestinian leadership see eye to eye on Hamas
. to make certain that Hamas does not get a fair shake at any upcoming negotiations and unity talks
. to make certain that Egypt understands the role of the PA within the context of pressure by the United States to move ahead in a peace deal with Israel
This new government in Egypt is a wild card for everyone. They have not yet made their POV known or clearly defined a stance on any issue.
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