Margaret Scott

Израильско-египетская дилемма

ИЕРУСАЛИМ. Арабское восстание против инерции, отчаяния и упадка справедливым образом вызвало восхищение цивилизованных людей повсеместно; повсеместно ‑ это везде, кроме Израиля. Падение коррумпированных арабских диктатур было встречено в Израиле с огромным скептицизмом, возможно даже враждебно.

На протяжении многих лет все израильские умозаключения сводились к тому, что достижение мира с арабскими странами будет возможно, только если в этом регионе установится демократия. Но в настоящее время перспективы арабской демократии стали ночным кошмаром для руководства Израиля. Они привыкли иметь дело с автократами в Каире, Дамаске и Амане и теперь страшатся последствий внешней политики арабских стран, которая будет истинным образом отвечать чаяниям людей.

Сейчас их особенно заботит Египет, в котором режим Хосни Мубарака являлся самым ближайшем союзником Израиля в его войне против «Хамаса» в секторе Газа и который подрезал Ирану крылья в его стремлении стать региональным гегемоном. Неэффективность Мубарака в качестве посредника на израильско-палестинских мирных переговорах на самом деле не доставляла особого неудобства отдельным руководителям Израиля.

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