Analysis: Egyptian diplomacy pushes France aside

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By Herb Keinon.. “Sisi understands that he is dealing with a statesman who is strong. Forget the [domestic] investigations against him. Sisi sees Netanyahu as someone who can deliver.” Standing Sunday (July 10, 2016) in the Prime Minister’s Office under a bust of Theodor Herzl, and in front of a bank of Egyptian and Israeli flags, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry placed Cairo firmly in the center of the Middle East diplomatic process, shoving Paris to the side. [Photo top right: Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in a May 17 speech, said new opportunities now exist to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians, and warmer relations with Arab states. (photo credit: REUTERS)]

“My visit to Israel today is a continuation of Egypt’s longstanding sense of responsibility towards peace for itself and all the peoples of the region, particularly the Palestinian-Israeli peoples who have suffered for many decades due to the perpetuation of the conflict between them,” he said. Read the full story here.

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