Israel hopes to "stabilize" its peace treaty with Cairo, despite elections in Egypt which are expected to strengthen the Muslim Brotherhood, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday dpa reported
"We hope to strengthen the peace treaty with Egypt and are working together on the issue with the United States," Netanyahu told a parliamentary committee in Jerusalem which deals with security and foreign affairs.
He said an "Islamist wave" was sweeping the unstable region.
"We cannot predict how long it will take until the situation stabilizes. We must act with responsibility and caution. This is not the time for swift actions," Israeli media quoted the premier as saying.
Egypt and Jordan are the only Arab countries to have signed peace treaties with Israel. Egypt was the first in 1979.