Al-Sisi Praises Egyptian-Israeli “Wonderful Peace” in U.N General Assembly

During speaking to U.N. General Assembly, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi renewed his promise to fulfill warm peace to Israel if the Palestinian Israeli conflict was resolved.  Al-Sisi described the Israel-Egypt model as “a real opportunity to write a bright page in the history of our region to move towards peace,” reported  Associated Press.

He told delegates he was departing from the written text of his speech to make an appeal that will bring “prosperity and peace to both the Israelis and the Palestinians.”

He also stressed that Egypt is committed to getting the peace process going in different parts of the region, specifically between Israel and the Palestinians.

Moreover, al-Sisi urged Israel and the Palestinians to look to the “wonderful” example set by his country and the Zionist entity and agree on a solution that lets them exist in peace as two neighboring states.

It is noteworthy that Egypt and Jordan are the only Arab nations to have signed peace treaties with Israel.

Egypt and Israel have signed a peace treaty in 1979. Before the peace accords in Camp David, the two countries had specifically fought many wars. However, since the peace treaty, wars between Israel and Arab states have stopped as Egypt came out of the scene.

Nevertheless, the Egyptian-Israeli peace has remained “cold” in the Egyptian public opinion spectrum. In 2011, Pew survey reported that 98% of Egyptians were holding anti-Semitic sentiments.

In the same context, al-Sisi praised the level of cooperation between Israel and Egypt in a closed-door meeting with Jewish leaders in New York, reported Jerusalem Post.

Among those attending the meeting were representatives of B’nai B’rith and the World Jewish Congress.

According to JP, Al-Sisi praised Israel and Egypt’s smooth coordination to ensure a peaceful situation in the Sinai Peninsula.

According to foreign reports, the Israeli Air Force is taking part in the attacks against ISIS in Sinai and the IDF’s Military Intelligence Unit 8200 is assisting Egyptian forces to collect and decipher information about Sinai Province.

In this context, it has been revealed that Israeli drones have been given permission by the Egyptians to strike targets in the Sinai Peninsula. This claim came one week after similar remarks that were made by a retired Israeli official, who revealed that Israel’s drone attacks during the previous year were planned in full cooperation with the Egyptian army.

Al- Sisi added that Egypt is on top of the terror situation in Sinai and praised the close cooperation of his country with the US and Israel in the battle against terror.

Since the military coup led by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi against the first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi, the relation between the al-Sisi regime and Israel has developed on the security and intelligence levels in Sinai Peninsula.

Moreover, al-Sisi regime is working on enhancing intimate diplomatic relation to open the way for full normalization. In his latest speech during the official inauguration of the Asyuit power plant, al-Sisi promised Israel “warmer” peace adding that Egypt is ready to mediate to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

The latest visit by Egypt’s FM  Sameh Shoukry to Israel, which was the first state visit for an Egyptian foreign minister in nine years, yet it looked like the meeting of old friends and partners.They watched football together, exaggeratedly exchanged pleasantries, and met in Jerusalem, not Tel Aviv.