Israel and Egypt Mark 30 Years of Peace


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While the current reality leaves much to be desired, Egypt and Israel are at peace, or according to some, a cold war state. On that note, the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday held a ceremony marking 30 years since the peace agreement was signed between the two countries, between Prime Minister Menachem Begin and President Anwar Sadat.

Wisely finding the correct words to describe the strained relations between Cairo and Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni stated that the cooperation between the two countries is greater than the differences.

For a period of time, there was question as to Egypt’s intentions pertaining to the ceremony, with reports hinting the country’s ambassador to Israel would not be attending following Operation Cast Lead. Shortly before the planned event Cairo issued a statement that this was not the case and the ambassador was not boycotting the event.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)


  1. Yeah, peace… hmmm… Well, if you call not having a full fledged war (between Israel and Egypt) “peace”. Let’s just not forget that all those tunnels we always hear about that brought the weapons to Hamas before (during, and since) the war in Gaza, had TWO ends, – one in Gaza, and the other in… EGYPT.