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How Israel could lose the most important strategic asset of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty
 
10/20/2020
 

The Danger of a United States Withdrawal From the Sinai

How Israel could lose the most important strategic asset of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

BY BRENT NAGTEGAAL

For the past 40 years, the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty has provided the foundation of Israel’s security doctrine. All of its nation-threatening wars—1948, 1967 and 1973—took place before the peace treaty with Egypt was enacted in 1979.

Though there have been many wars between Israel and its northern neighbors in the time since, Egypt has remained out of the fight. And without the worry of supplying troops to its southern flank, Israel has been able to focus on defending the north of Israel from Iran and its proxies.

In effect, the peace pact with Egypt has prevented Israel from having to worry about a serious multifront war.

 
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