Egyptian Presidential Candidate Amr Moussa: Camp David Accords ‘Dead and Buried’
Isn’t it interesting how an Egyptian Presidential candidate now needs to speak in order to win the voting public’s support? As revealing as these words are as far as the candidate is concerned, it reveals even more about the current state of Egypt and the people now empowered to cast the ballot …
By Elad Benari – “Amr Moussa, a frontrunner in the Egyptian presidential race, criticized the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt on Monday and said that ‘the Camp David accords were dead and buried long ago.’
Moussa, who spoke during a meeting with voters in the Sohag region in southern Egypt, said, ‘The Camp David agreements do not exist anymore. They are an historic document whose place is on the shelf. The purpose of the agreement with Israel was to establish an independent Palestinian government, whereas today we are talking about an independent Palestinian state.’ His remarks were quoted by the Yisrael Hayom newspaper.
He stressed, however, that ‘as long as Israel respects the peace treaty with Egypt we will do so as well, even though the primary document which governs the relationship between Israel and the Arabs is the Arab initiative of 2002.’ These remarks echo similar ones he has made in the past.
Moussa served as foreign minister in the government of ousted President Hosni Mubarak. He then went on to serve as the head of the Arab League, a position which he gave up last year in order to run for the Egyptian presidency.” Read more.