Abdel Monem Said Aly

Abdel Monem Said Aly
The President of Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Cairo and a Senior Fellow at the Crown Center 

Shai Feldman

Shai Feldman
Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center and Co-Chair of the Crown-Belfer Middle East Project at the Harvard Kennedy School.



Testing the Resilience of Egyptian-Israeli Peace

Egypt-Israel Relations

Abdel Monem Said Aly and Shai Feldman
Middle East Brief 56, November 2011


In the immediate aftermath of the 2011 Egyptian revolution, a conventional wisdom developed that what is now known as the Arab Spring would only further complicate Arab-Israeli interactions. In this Brief, Dr. Abdel Monem Said Aly and Prof. Shai Feldman examine this conventional wisdom by reviewing the nature of Egyptian-Israeli relations prior to January 2011 to identify the constants that have informed these relations over the past three decades. The Brief then explores the challenges that the revolution has presented to these constants, the manner in which Egypt and Israel have dealt with these difficulties, and the challenges and opportunities that future Egyptian-Israeli interactions will likely face.  

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