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Daybreak: Egypt To Honor Peace Treaty

Plus P.A. upheaval, Iran redux?, and more in the news

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Prime Minister Netanyahu yesterday.(Gali Tibbon - Pool/Getty Images)

• Prime Minister Netanyahu accepted and welcomed the promise of the military council running Egypt, ostensibly as part of a democratic transition, to honor the 1979 peace treaty with Israel. [WP]

• Big news in the West Bank: Chief Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat resigned; Prime Minister Salam Fayyad disbanded the cabinet and planned to form a new one; and new presidential and parliamentary elections will be held in September, in a response to calls in the wider Arab world for more democracy. [NYT]

• A new report, conducted and released by Symantec, found that the computer virus Stuxnet, widely believed to be Israel’s handiwork, infected Iranian nuclear facilities at just five initial points. [NYT]

• President Obama reiterated his support for the U.N.’s probe into former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s assassination as the sixth anniversary of the event approaches. [Ynet]

• The top U.S. general and a top U.S. diplomat were in Jordan this weekend to reassure (and be reassured by) King Abdullah II, whose reign has been unprecedentedly challenged in recent weeks. [WP]

• One of the most significant consequences of the events in Egypt for the U.S. and Israel could be the subsequent decline in counterterrorism cooperation. [WP]

• Very good analysis: Why Egypt 2011 is not Iran 1979. [NYT]

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Dorothy Wachsstock says:

If I believed anything that Pres. Obama said, perhaps I would believe that the Egyptians would keep their promise on peace to Israel.

Why then did Pres. Obama send retired Mr. Weisner to speak to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? Our enemies are very patient. They may not come out in the next few years until they feel it is the right time and then..unexpectedly they may take over Egypt.

They waited from 1993 to 2001 to bring down the twin towers.

They will wait till things simmer down and then forget about the peace treaty with Israel.

Mark Tracy, do not be so gullible. The Arab countrys could have made peace 60 years ago and we all know it. Arafat walked away from more than Israel should have offered.

Jews and Christians will never be accepted in the Arab world or they would not have made such a fuss over any of our soldiers that dared to wear a cross or the star of david during the Persian Gulf War as we defended them.

Wake up, and be realistic.

If we do not believe anything that Pres.Obama says he turned his back and said nothing for the Iranian students who also wanted freedom but were beaten and put into prison, he comes out immediately when the Egyptians demonstrate for food and jobs. That was the first small demonstration.

Then, suddenly, it became 1 million out of 85 million for freedom while Christians hid in their homes terrified said a Christian man on the radio whose family lives in Egypt.

So, what happens when our enemies decide to take over Lebanon and

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