Egyptian Parliament: Break Ties With Israel

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Egyptian Parliament: Break Ties With Israel

March 15, 2012

The Egyptian parliament voted unanimously Monday to support a document declaring Israel its number one enemy, CBN News reports. The document, prepared by the Committee on Arab Affairs, calls for a complete overhaul of Egypt's policies with Israel -- including demanding a total cessation of natural gas exports to Israel, activating an Arab boycott against Israel and all international companies that do business with Israel, and calling for the immediate deportation of Israeli Ambassador Yaakov Amitai and the recall of Egypt's ambassador to Israel. "Egypt after the revolution will never be a friend of the Zionist entity, the first enemy of Egypt and the Arab nation," the statement read. Since the fall of the Mubarak regime last year, an interim military government has been in place in Egypt, which still maintains diplomatic relations with Israel based on the 1979 peace treaty between the two countries. However, as the document indicates, Egypt's new Islamist-dominated parliament is eager to cut ties with the Jewish state.

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