“Israeli expectations for normal inter-state and people-to-people interactions with Egypt were not realized”

MIDDLE EAST FORUM
The Future of Israel’s Peace Treaty with Egypt
by Efraim Inbar
November 27, 2017

…Unfortunately, Israeli expectations for normal inter-state and people-to-people interactions were not realized. The rooted cultural and religious barriers to having good relations with the Jewish state have been too difficult to overcome. In the Arab world, Israel is mostly seen as an alien body. For Egypt, this has not changed after 40 years of formal peace. In the absence of drastic change in the Arab educational systems, these perceptions of Jews and their state will continue. Hopes for peaceful relations with Arab countries – such as between the US and Canada – are fanciful dreams. READ MORE

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