Between alliance and rivalry (Mideast Monitor)

Senior Research Fellow Prof. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman analyzes the complicated Israel-Egyptian relationship, and argues that it remains "solid, if not particularly warm."

"Egypt’s approach to relations with Israel is two-pronged and contradictory. It is guided by a) strategic, political and economic interests and b) Egypt’s self-perception and view of “the other,” as understood by various domestic actors. It is this latter category that places fundamental limitations on the relationship, in addition to the continuing differences over the unsolved Palestinian-Israeli issue."