For the first time since the 1979 peace treaty, Israel has allowed Egyptian military into the demilitarized Sinai peninsula to help them confront protesters demanding the resignation of president Hosni Mubarak.

The move displays how important the continuance of the Mubarak regime is for Israel, according to Vancouver Sun.

The Jewish state has also called upon western allies to tone down criticism of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked his cabinet members not to make public comment on the Egyptian crisis.

The possibility of Egypt slipping into the hands of a radical Islamist regime is unthinkable for Israel, which has maintained healthy relations with Egypt under Mubarak.