Egyptians want only a cold peace with Israel, survey shows
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Egyptians want only a cold peace with Israel, survey shows

Begin Heritage Center poll examines Egyptian attitudes to present and future relations with Jerusalem

An anti-Israel poster at an Egyptian political protest. (photo credit: Channel 2)
An anti-Israel poster at an Egyptian political protest. (photo credit: Channel 2)

Egyptians want to maintain peaceful relations with Israel, but they also want those relations to be cold, a new survey shows.

As the Egyptian people ready themselves to choose new leadership, and following the Arab Spring, the survey by Jerusalem’s Menachem Begin Heritage Center found that 75% of respondents prefer peace with Israel — although 18% prefer war.

The poll, reported on Channel 2 on Monday night, also found 93% of Egyptians believe that the peace with Israel is a cold one, and that 80% want it to remain that way.

According to the report, a slight majority of 56% believe it is important to continue with the established peace treaty.

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