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And now for more on the cease -- the implications for the United States and the region I'm joined by Fox News Middle East.
Star quality -- senior national security correspondent for Newsweek the Daily Beast Eli lake and good to have you are both here.
Well we've only began.
The idea that is Jennifer Griffin just reported.
-- looks like a winner here.
Certainly president -- region looks like a winner here.
-- minister Netanyahu did not -- like a happy man is he was talking about the prospects for an enduring cease fire.
Your reaction to to what works at least in these early hours.
Just over a since the cease fire went into effect.
Do I do agree with this assessment in general terms.
First a cease -- is always good for the civilian populations -- both sides.
Israelis and Palestinians having said that.
What Israel got what the Netanyahu government got from this agreement yet to be.
-- -- is basically the return to the status quo on -- He did not get basically as it was it was projected it disarming of Hamas or push back.
Against Hamas or an international.
Guarantee not an Egyptian and international guarantee you that Hamas won't with people won't get -- The winner as you said on the one hand -- -- Aaron is Morrissey president -- -- And his victory is going to be it political and diplomatic one.
I mean the words of Secretary Clinton and other commentators are very clear.
He would have now more visibility in the United States and I'm look -- -- basically.
-- -- has been framed as the steadily steadily rising force in the Middle East and look what comes with it also is the next debate about foreign aid to Egypt.
Who's gonna come and -- -- -- now more see in Washington including congress about foreign aid because he is a downpour of this agreement and last as you as just mentioned.
Iran is gonna emerge as a long time.
Victor of this because Iran is arming Hamas Iran is basically moving.
To make sure that.
It should lead would be deflected from Syria -- Gaza for the long term that there is -- the immediate term victory is -- -- in of course Hamas with them.
Your life is -- in this this cease fire perhaps the seeds of even greater violence.
And by that I mean.
There is there is about Iran the sense that they have benefited they have.
-- won an advantage in this short term we'll see you where it leads cease fire.
There is also the new strength and standing more -- along as he can hold it together.
This is shift.
That we haven't seen before.
Why might my sense of it is actually that Netanyahu in some ways is also winner because he does not have to.
Go into what I think is a no win situation for a land invasion of Gaza at this point any kind of prolong.
House to house fighting for the Israeli defense forces is a lose lose scenario.
If they -- if they achieve the Israelis achievement military objective and eliminate the remaining rockets they still have.
A political nightmare of lots of dead dolphins because Hamas has.
Placed their rocket supplies there rocket launchers and their entire military and infrastructure.
Interspersed with civilian targets so definitely -- their -- Netanyahu is so I think in some ways.
Any opportunity for him not to have to go in.
To printers and the ability got something which is -- cessation of rockets for now.
And he can say listen -- that top commanders.
For -- military wing are eliminated.
They are still gonna continue their freedom of movement in stealth and special operations whether it's the port of Sudan or in some cases even further out.
What they call -- the Hamas supply network.
That's gonna continue Israel has never had that kind of not -- a -- from the United States before in terms of operating in that way I think in some ways.
Netanyahu also comes out ahead.
And the idea that -- much discussed over the last eight days -- whether or not Netanyahu would.
Our call for area ground operation.
In -- Gaza with urban fighting which is the most.
The most costly.
-- -- battle.
That was it is only option -- and it wasn't necessarily the default option of the Israelis because they have demonstrated through those targeted airstrikes.
That they can.
Effectively certainly not surgically because there's immense collateral damage.
But there's also far more sophisticated audience for all was what is occurring now in Gaza.
Particularly after Israel.
-- Her so much fire.
From -- boss.
While you -- your thoughts on whether or not the next step would be a ground operation are content continuing -- intensified.
What it all depends now on home on Hamas Israel has no interest in resuming activities while the world is thinking and hoping.
-- don't be no violence so if Hamas and their allies would decide not to.
Would decide to basically take advantage of the agreement today for example the head of Hamas and the Secretary General of the Islamic Palestinian -- -- holding a press conference not in Damascus -- in caught up in Cairo.
That is changing everything in the Middle East it means that Egypt now -- it -- gradually.
Is becoming the backer of Gaza my concern is this.
While in reality is that is not gonna change the locate through the matter of time located on the land blockade that is one missing link.
-- the border between Egypt and Gaza and all indicates all projects.
That president more feet slowly but surely has been used to human -- and argument.
And then the political argument and Bible -- -- by the prime minister of -- -- and prime minister of Egypt to Gaza.
-- -- -- Final quick question if I may because it to give up control of that border would be in the minds of many.
Paying an immense strategic mistake on the part of net Yahoo! what do you think the future -- I think at this point more see himself has to choose between being a kind of responsible player in the west sides.
And a responsible leader in the region and continuing to be a partner with United States or whether he is going to follow the path of political Islam.
And the Muslim Brotherhood which is of course -- party.
When he was outside of government.
He was -- Muslim Brotherhood person now that he's in that chair he has an opportunity to come out somewhere.
Around where Mubarak was so far -- -- made that choice.
This is sort of speeding up that decision process for him and I think it's arguable that he even has lose the possibility of the potential -- move to very.
-- standing status.
That even historic role.
As was enjoyed by -- -- about.
It's only five hours and counting into a ceasefire.
Only thank you very much you -- thank you are much more on the cease fire.
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