Report: Egypt, Jordan and PA to Hold Summit on Renewing Peace Process

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett with Egyptian Intelligence Minister Abbas Kamel at the Prime Minister’s Office in Yerushalayim, in August. (Koby Gideon/GPO)

Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority were set to hold a tripartite summit in Cairo on Thursday to formulate a united Arab front on the renewal of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, a Jordanian diplomat source told Arabic-language newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat Wednesday.

The source said that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was also supposed to attend the summit, but canceled his invitation.

Bennett’s office released a statement denying the report.

“There was no intention to hold a meeting between the Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority and no such meeting is expected,” the statement read.

“[Egyptian] President [Abdel Fattah] al-Sisi invited the Prime Minister to a meeting in Egypt and the Prime Minister will meet with him soon.”

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