Citing sources in Jerusalem, Israel’s TV2 news reported the meeting between Sissi & Abbas on Friday is aimed at tilting the Egyptian peace initiative in the Palestinians’ favor, with Egypt preparing to back a list of Palestinian demands assembled by Abbas.
>Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to meet Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi Friday to push forward Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition is reshuffled to include the right-wing nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party.
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi (right) meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (left) in Cairo, Egypt, on July 17, 2014 – Photo: AFP
Sissi has reportedly been working behind the scenes to galvanize support for a renewal of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, which has been stalled since US brokered negotiations broke down in 2014. Continue Reading »
Following PA President Abbas’ declaration on Israel TV2 of his willingness to meet Netanyahu ‘at any time’, Bibi responds, ‘any day he can come, I’ll be here’
By Jesse Lempel/TPS
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took advantage of his meeting with the Czech foreign minister to challenge Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday to pay him a visit.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek – Photo: AFP
“President Abbas said on Israeli television a few days ago that if I invite him, he’ll come,” Netanyahu told Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. Continue Reading »