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        12/4/2011, Kislev 8, 5772

      Expert: Muslim Brotherhood will Empty Peace Deal


      Professor Alex Bley, who heads the Center for Middle East Research at the Ariel University Center, said Sunday, that Egypt was on its way to becoming an Islamic republic like Iran. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, he noted that the Muslim Brotherhood received 40 percent of the vote in last week's first round of parliamentary elections and Salafi parties received 20 percent. Referring to the Camp David Peace Accords with Israel, he added, "The Muslim Brothers, at least ostensibly, will try to receive international legitimacy for their government, and won't cancel the peace agreements immediately... but, in effect, that's what's going to happen, in the end."

      Professor Bley said if the Salafis won, they would make the Qur'an the law of the land and cancel the treaty immediately. He said Muslim Brotherhood will preserve its connection with the State and get Western aid, but when it doesn't need that anymore, they will do it more delicately, with a referendum, and take steps to make it look like Israel is responsible for cancellation of the treaty.