But if the MFO mission changes by design or by mission creep, it may provide little support for Israel’s position. Secretary Panetta should be extremely careful about the circumstances under which the U.S. will supply “additional help” to increase the long term staying power of the Egyptian military where Israel does not necessarily agree it should be.
 Its second concern will have to be whether such weapons as the Stinger missiles reportedly given to Syrian rebels by the CIA will ultimately find their way to the Sinai via interlocking terrorist organizations.
Originally published by the Gatestone Institute http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org
About the Author: Shoshana Bryen is Senior Director of The Jewish Policy Center. She was previously Senior Director of JINSA and author of JINSA Reports form 1995-2011.
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