Egypt's Islamic dominant Parliament unanimously voted on Monday in support of expelling Israel's ambassador in Cairo and halting gas exports to the Jewish state.
"Egypt will never be the friend, partner or ally of the Zionist entity [Israel] which we consider as the first enemy of Egypt and the Arab nation," reads the text of a report prepared by the Arab Affairs Committee of the People's Assembly, the lower house of Egyptian parliament.
The move, which came in response to the events in Gaza and Southern Israel, was described as flimsy" by Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Chairman Mohamed Mursi, "emotive" by majority speaker Hussein Ibrahim, and "unconnected to realities on the ground" by Farid Ismail, secretary-general of the assembly's Defence and National Security Committee.
There is a growing distance between the government in Egypt and Parliament with both sides accusing each other of incompetency in running the country.
The rift is evident between the secular and religious factions in Egypt. While the secular youth ignited the revolution in Egypt, the Islamic forces have hijacked the cause. Just this week, Egyptian artists have condemned a decision by Cairo University to ban the screening of an Oscar-winning Iranian film under pressure from Islamic students who said it propagates Shiite ideas.
Another proof comes from Sinai, where armed Bedouins are surrounding the peace keeping forces demanding the release of five Egyptian terror suspects.
While there are many voices in Egypt today, we cannot ignore the Parliament decision. The Egypt-Israel peace treaty is on shaky ground, Gaza is just an excuse to rattle it.
While Egypt may support Hamas, it is unclear if Hamas is able to exercise control over Gaza. Despite reports on truth, Palestinian terrorists keep on launching rockets on Israel cities. Yesterday's Dry Bones' cartoon said it nicely - the world can be a beautiful place if it weren't for evil people.