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Netanyahu welcomes Sisi's call for Israel peace in more Arab countries

Egypt's president made the comments in an interview with AP in New York

Ahram Online , Monday 28 Sep 2015
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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu praised Sisi's comments about expanding peace with IsraeL. (Photo: Reuters)
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The Israeli government welcomed on Sunday the call made by Egypt's president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for more Arab countries to find peace with Israel.
 
Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu released the statement via his Twitter account after El-Sisi made the comments in an interview with the Associated Press (AP) in New York that was published on Sunday.
 
"PM Netanyahu again calls on PA President Abbas to return immediately to the negotiating table in order to advance the diplomatic process," the Israeli statement also said.
 
El-Sisi told AP that more should be done to resolve the Palestinian question and to expand Egypt's peace with Israel to include more Arab countries.
 
He also said that the Middle East should fight together against the terrorist threat that has led to what he called a "ferocious war" in Egypt.
 
El-Sisi is in New York to attend the 70th United Nations General Assembly.
 
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neil
28-09-2015 09:22pm
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be less vague
"El-Sisi told AP that more should be done to resolve the Palestinian question". Readers of A-A may recall that last week here, I called upon President Sisi should use the UN podium to propose a solution to the Palestinian conflict. Simply put, Israel has never and will never willingly agree to a Palestinian 'state' within Palestine. A year ago, the President's office mentioned a 'state' in Gaza/Sinai and the Palestinian cities as 'autonomous', Israel was interested, but Abbas rejected it 'categorically'. Now, the second critical fact is that the U.S. presidents have always given Israel unqualified support. So, we must begin with what Obama has demanded. A 'viable' 'contiguous' Palestine is less a land bridge to Gaza, than the cities along 'Road 60' - Hebron, Bethelehem, Jerusalem, Ramalah, Jenin, Nablus - as an 'autonomous region'[vs. 'state']. Finally, there must action, not words, and Non-palestinian troops, UN soldiers placed along the border.[as in sinai]
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