Israel’s Empty Embassy in Cairo

Source: The Institute For National Security Studies
Author(s): Ofir Winter

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Since the normalization of relations between Israel and Egypt, the only time that the Israeli presence in Cairo was cut off completely came in late 2016, when the Israeli ambassador and his staff returned to Israel due to security warnings. Months have passed since then, and the temporary is becoming permanent. However, Israel must do everything in its capacity to find a formula that can balance security needs with political considerations. Establishing the first Israeli embassy in the heart of the Arab world was and remains one of the most important achievements of the peace agreement with Egypt. With Israel and Egypt soon marking four decades since Sadat’s visit to Jerusalem, the return of the Israeli ambassador to Cairo as soon as possible is a basic prerequisite for maintaining and cultivating the framework of relations mandated by the bilateral peace agreement…

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