Netanyahu noted that Hamas is getting stronger in Egypt and has moved to run its operations from Syria to Egypt following anti-Assad uprisings there. “Egypt has had difficulties exercising its sovereignty over Sinai. We saw this in the two gas pipe explosions that occurred there,” Netanyahu said. “What’s happening in Sinai is that global terrorist organizations are meddling there and their presence is increasing because of the connection between Sinai and Gaza.”
The Sinai is strategically located as a desert buffer to the south. Israel’s buffer on the north is the Golan Heights, on the east the Jordan River and to the West is the Mediterranean sea. Going back to the pre-1967 borders would eliminate these God-made protective buffers which is exactly what Israel’s growing list of enemies want.
It is easier to count Israel’s friends than enemies. Go ahead, try and guess who their friends are. No friend would want a friend to be open to attack, so that eliminates the US. A friendly nation would put their embassy in their friend’s capital, not the US. A friend would stand up for a friend and never let the friend’s capital and holiest sites be cut in two pieces, again not the US. In fact the only friend of Israel that easily comes to mind is Canada. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says “Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.”
After September’s UN vote on Palestinian statehood, Israel’s friends and enemies will be obvious.