“Like all other Islamists and even many secular nationalists for that matter, the Muslim Brotherhood has been vehemently opposed to Egypt’s peace with Israel, only reluctantly growing to accept it out of sheer pragmatic self-interest.
Without that, it would have been near impossible for the ruling military generals to have allowed them anywhere near the seat of government.
It is also known that they have reassured the Americans - who brokered the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt more than 30 years ago - that they would abide by the deal.
However, an Islamist Egypt - if that ever becomes a full blown reality - will most likely avoid upsetting the Gulf rulers.
So, the four main areas that formed the cornerstone of Egypt’s relations with the outside world during the Mubarak years - strong ties with the West and the conservative Gulf monarchs, peace with Israel (albeit a cold one), and containing Iran’s regional ambitions - are set to remain unchanged for the near future at least.
Here, Mr Mursi and his new government will most likely push for a change and even possibly explicit support of the rebels, especially given that such a policy would not put Egypt on a collision course with either the West nor with Gulf monarchs, who openly support the insurgency against the Assad rule.”