October 24, 2011
Poll: Egyptians Support Peace Treaty with Israel - Abdel Monem Said (Al-Ahram-Egypt-Al Arabiya)
Whenever there were Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, observers would inevitably ask whether a peace agreement would survive a change in Arab leadership.
There have always been Arab political forces opposed to the very idea of peace with Israel and that saw the conflict with that state not as a territorial-border dispute but as an existential clash.
However, history has proven that peace agreements with Israel can withstand changes in Arab leaderships.
A recent opinion poll conducted by the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies is instructive.
Only 4% of Egyptians favor recourse to war for various reasons while 7% are for abolishing the peace treaty with Israel, 12% for expelling the Israeli ambassador from Cairo, and 11% for recalling the Egyptian ambassador from Israel.
62% would like to see the peace agreement to continue, but with amendments intended to enhance Egyptian security. Another 23% wants the peace treaty to remain exactly as it is.
Egypt-Israel Gas Flow Resumes (AFP)
The flow of natural gas from Egypt to Israel has resumed after a cut of several months due to repeated militant attacks, Israel's National Infrastructure Ministry said on Sunday.
Egypt's Sinai desert pipeline has been attacked by militants six times this year.
Egypt supplies 43% of Israel's natural gas, which generates 40% of Israeli electricity.
Egypt's Oil Minister Abdullah Ghurab said in early October that there would be "a large increase in the price" of its gas exports to Israel.
Gaddafi's Final Hours - Ben Farmer (Telegraph-UK)
In Nevada, more than 6,000 miles away from Libya, American specialists spotted Gaddafi's convoy leaving Sirte on their computer screens.
They directed their unmanned Predator drones to zoom in on the convoy and a Hellfire missile fired from a Predator destroyed the first vehicle.
See also Gaddafi's Final Legacy: A Middle East Awash with Weapons - Con Coughlin (Telegraph-UK)
Freed Palestinian Female Prisoner Calls Turkish Exile "Heaven" - Nursel Gurdilek (Zaman-Turkey)
The family of Amina Muna, a former Palestinian prisoner, plans to visit their daughter in Turkey, where she was exiled by Israel.
Muna's mother told the Anatolia news agency of a telephone conversation with her daughter who said: "I'm in heaven now: I'm in Turkey....They are treating me so kindly here. They will assist me with anything I need."
New York Mayor Dedicates First Aid Station in Jerusalem (AP-Washington Post)
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg dedicated a first aid station in Jerusalem on Sunday that was built with the help of donations from him and other Americans and named for his father.
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Monday, 24 October 2011
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