An Egyptian pipeline carrying gas to Israel has blown up, while most Egyptians say they do not want to keep the peace treaty with Israel.

Israel gets 40 per cent of its natural gas from Egypt, while Jordan depends on Egyptian gas to generate 80 per cent of its electricity.

Gas exports to Israel have long been controversial for a population that overwhelmingly views Israelis in a negative light. A recent poll conducted by a US research centre indicated that about 54 per cent of Egyptians do not want to keep the peace treaty with Israel as many view the alliance between the two countries as a negative aspect of the Mubarak era.

Are future relations with Israel taking a dangerous turn, and what is the fate of the Middle East peace after the sweeping revolutions in the Arab world? 

Inside Story presenter Adrian Finighan discusses with guests: Emad Gad, the editor of Israeli Selections, a monthly journal on Israeli Issues; Avi Primor, the former Israeli ambassador to the EU; and Samir Shehata, an assistant professor of Arab politics at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.

This episode of Inside Story aired on Wednesday, April 27.

Source: Al Jazeera