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June 21, 2015 10:55 am

Unprecedented: Israel Sends Ramadan Greeting to Egyptians

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Campaign photo of Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, the Egyptian Defense Minister who has resigned to run for president. Photo: El-Sisi Campaign.

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. Photo: El-Sisi Campaign.

In an unprecedented move, Israel’s ambassador in Cairo on Friday broadcast a YouTube video wishing Egyptians a Happy Ramadan.

Ambassador Haim Cohen’s message was the first of its kind in the 36 years of bilateral relations, Army Radio reported. “On my behalf and that of the people of Israel ahead of the blessed month of Ramadan, we wish the Egyptian people a ‘Ramadan Kareem,’” the ambassador said, using the traditional Arabic salutation for the Muslim holy month.

Read full story at The Times of Israel.

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  • John Stefanyszyn

    The Prime Minister said…”Israel is the only state in the region that respects freedom of religion and freedom of worship for believers of all faiths,…”
    It is true that Israel believes in and lives by FREEDOM of rights and religions.
    It believes in the freedom that it is RIGHT, a right, to worship ANY ‘god’.

    But did not the God of Abraham, of Moses, of Jesus Christ say that we are not to worship any other “gods”?
    …in other words He said that man is not free to worship other gods, for if in doing so man will be subject to judgement and the punishment of death.

    And yet, the Jewish Prime Minister Netanyahu proclaims that it is a right and a freedom to worship other gods, other religions.

    Very soon, the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the One Creator, will return to rule the earth in power according to the Will of ‘I AM’ and NOT according to man’s first love for “his freedom” , for his desire to serve and magnify oneself (XES).

  • leon klement

    Good for you Ambassador Haim Cohen. Friends are better than enemies.