Egypt and Israel on collision course

Nov 03, 2012, 12:50 AM EDT
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi (R) and Foreign Minister Kamel Amr (L) meet with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar (C) at the presidential palace in Cairo, October 31, 2012.
REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Between Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu's increasingly hawkish political coalition, and the internal pressure Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi faces from hardline Islamists in the Muslim Brotherhood that empowers his government, a relative bright spot in the Middle East is growing darker. Comments by a high-ranking Israeli official calling Egypt a "dictatorship" add fuel to the fire.