A "Quantum Leap" in Egypt-Israel Relations

(Mada Masr-Egypt) After popular protests against Egyptian President Sisi in the last two weeks, it was Israel that stood up for Cairo when criticism of the Egyptian government began to circulate in Western capitals, according to two Western diplomats. One said that for Israel, "supporting Egypt is extremely important because it is fighting terrorism, developing its economic sector, and is staunchly fighting against irregular migration." According to government officials, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has frequent phone calls with the Egyptian president and they meet at least twice a year. The New York Times revealed in 2018 that Israel has been carrying out airstrikes against militants in Sinai for years in coordination with the Egyptian government.

2019-10-10 00:00:00

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