Turkey’s Spokesman for the AK Party of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warns the U.S. that if it declares the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, it ‘would damage Middle East democracy.’
By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff
The White House said on Tuesday U.S. President Donald Trump was working to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, a step that would bring sanctions against Egypt’s oldest Islamist movement.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi asked Trump to make the designation, which Egypt has already done, in a private meeting during an April 9 visit to Washington, a senior U.S. official said, confirming a report in the New York Times. Continue Reading »
The Egyptian President promised a US delegation that Egypt has committed itself to clean up the ancient Bassatine Cemetery in Cairo, that dates back to the 9th century and believed to be the 2nd-oldest Jewish cemetery in the world. In December, Sisi also announced a multimillion-dollar project to restore Jewish heritage sites in Egypt.
By HERB KEINON
If Jews are interested in establishing a Jewish community in Egypt, the government will build synagogues and other communal institutions, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi told a US delegation during a two-hour meeting last week.
The delegation was made up of the Anwar Sadat Congressional Gold Medal Commission that advocated the granting of the US Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to the slain Egyptian president who made peace with Israel. Continue Reading »
In a yet-to-be-aired news program, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi admitted the two countries were cooperating to eliminate ISIS militant jihadists operating in the Sinai peninsula, “We have a wide range of cooperation with the Israelis,” al Sisi said in the interview.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Military cooperation between Egypt and Israel has reached unprecedented levels in the Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in an interview with CBS News.
When asked by CBS if this security cooperation with Israel was the closest ever between two countries that once were enemies, he said “That is correct…we have a wide range of cooperation with the Israelis.” Continue Reading »
Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas flew off to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Sharm el-Sheikh after news that Hamas may have secured an Egyptian orchestrated agreement to end ‘March of Return protests’ on Israel’s border, but without Abbas’ involvement.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met in Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday to discuss the “Palestinian issue” among other things, an official confirmed on Thursday.
Abbas arrived in the coastal resort city on the edge of the Red Sea on Friday to attend the World Youth Forum in Sharm el-Sheikh amid ongoing attempts by Cairo to reconcile Hamas and Fatah. Continue Reading »