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Israel Treads Carefully Around Egypt Following Islamist Victory

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U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey (right) with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left). Photo: US Embassy in Tel Aviv.

WSJ – Israel fears that the victory of Islamist Mohammed Morsi in Egypt’s presidential election is likely to erode the already delicate ties between the two countries, testing one of the Middle East’s important strategic links.

Most Israeli officials expect the Muslim Brotherhood leader to uphold a promise to preserve the 33-year-old peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. But many analysts and experts say they expect the “cold peace” between the countries to get chillier.

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