Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, yesterday praised the warm relations with Egypt and President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi.
Netanyahu attended an event at the Egyptian ambassador’s residence on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the 23 July revolution which commemorates the Egyptian revolution of 1952.
Netanyahu stated that Egypt and Israel are “among the world’s oldest civilizations,” adding that he is proud that “our two nations have been in peace for nearly four decades.”
Israel's Netanyahu celebrates warming ties with Sisi's Egypt https://t.co/e4r6bhtDM1
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He described the peace treaty between the two countries as “an anchor of stability and security in our region”.
Netanyahu thanked “President Al-Sisi for his leadership and for his efforts to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians and in the broader Middle East.”
The reception was also attended by President Reuven Rivlin and Opposition Leader Isaac Herzog.
GAZA Egyptian authorities closed the Rafah crossing between Egypt & Gaza Strip last night. 3000 managed to cross. pic.twitter.com/PkjWzpNzji
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Egypt has received much anger especially from Palestinians due to its refusal to open its Rafah border permanently for Gazans, especially those requiring medical attention.
(MEMO, The Algemeiner, PC)