Israeli Embassy Remains Homeless in Cairo
The Israeli Embassy in Cairo continues to be homeless since its staff was forced to evacuate in September 2011 following a mob attack on the embassy’s building in Cairo’s Giza Directorate.
According to the Israeli Foreign Ministry, no one in Egypt is willing to rent offices to house the embassy. During the week, Israeli Ambassador Yaakov Amitai works in Cairo, but leaves Egypt on the weekends.
“Those who agree [to rent space to the embassy] are asking for an amount of money with which you can rent an entire neighborhood,” the Foreign Ministry said this week.
In September of last year, a mob of angry Egyptian protesters attacked the embassy, trapping six security guards inside and prompting the emergency evacuation of all but one member of Israel’s diplomatic staff in the country.