Netanyahu-al-Sisi Closer Than Begin-Sadat, Says Minister

YERUSHALAYIM -

“The ties between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi have over the past year become even closer than those between Prime Minister Menachem Begin and President Anwar Sadat, and this obligates us and the world to invest economically and to fend off the extremists in the Muslim world, and especially in Egypt.”

That was the assessment of Israeli MK Ayub Kara, Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation, on Thursday night at the home of the recently installed Egyptian ambassador to Israel, Hazem Khairat, in Herzliya, during a reception marking Egypt’s national day.

Netanyahu, who attended the reception, called the countries’ peace treaty an “anchor of stability and security in our region.”

“I want to thank President al-Sissi for his leadership and for his efforts to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians and in the broader Middle East.” Netanyahu said.

“We welcome the effort to incorporate other Arab states in this larger effort of a broader peace between all the people of the Middle East.”