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        5/11/2012, Iyar 19, 5772

      Egyptian Candidates: We'll Review the Israel Treaty


      Frontrunners Amr Moussa and Abdel Mounam Abu El Foth both promised, Thursday evening, that if elected president of Egypt, they would review the peace treaty with Israel. During their televised debate, Abu El Fotoh called Israel a danger, claiming the Jewish state had 200 nuclear warheads and continually broached the security of its borders with Egypt.

      Moussa said Abu El Fotoh - a former member of the Muslim brotherhood - represents Islamic extremism. Abu El Fotoh said he intended to implement Sharia law but said it would not harm civil liberties or the rights of non-Muslims. Moussa - a former foreign minister - defended himself against charges of ties with deposed president Hosni Mubarak, explaining that he left the administration years ago.