A senior Israeli defense official contends Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi won’t even talk to Israel.
The official, Amos Gilad, was speaking to students at an event in the Israeli city of Herzliya when he said the West’s blind pursuit of democracy opened the door for Morsi, and now that he’s in power he holds to a “terrible dictatorship.”
Gilad said Morsi doesn’t talk to Israel, nor will he in the future. Yet Gilad said it behooves Israel to maintain the peace agreement with Egypt in order “to avoid war with its southern neighbor.”
The lack of communication is not simply military in nature, but between Israel’s political leaders and those of Egypt as well. The exception was a July letter Israeli President Shimon Peres received from Morsi expressing the Egyptian President’s desire “for peace and stability” in the Middle East.
However, Morsi has since denied that he ever sent the letter.