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May 18, 2016 10:28 am

El-Sisi: Egypt Would Broker Intra-Palestinian Peace En Route to Talks With Israel

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, pictured, said "If we are able to solve the issue of our Palestinian brothers, it will achieve warmer peace." Photo: Wikipedia.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, pictured, said “If we are able to solve the issue of our Palestinian brothers, it will achieve warmer peace.” Photo: Wikipedia.

JNS.org – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Tuesday said he is willing to mediate peace talks between rival Palestinian factions in order to subsequently bring about the resumption of negotiations to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“If we are able to solve the issue of our Palestinian brothers, it will achieve warmer peace…I ask that the Israeli leadership allow this speech to be broadcast in Israel one or two times as this is a genuine opportunity,” Sisi said during a speech at an infrastructure conference in the southern Egyptian city of Assiut.

“I say to our Palestinian brothers, you must unite the different factions in order to achieve reconciliation, and quickly,” said Sisi, referring to the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas and the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority. “We as Egypt are prepared to take on this role. It is a real opportunity to find a long-awaited solution.”

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Sisi believes his offer of mediation could achieve the same results it did when Egypt signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979.

“After signing the peace accords, no one thought that true and lasting peace, as it exists today between Israel and Egypt, could be achieved. However, it became a permanent peace due to the changing times and reality,” he said, adding, “If we can all join forces in order to solve the Palestinian issue by creating hope for Palestinians and assuring security for Israelis, we will be able to write a new chapter that may prove to be more important than the peace accords between Israel and Egypt.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday responded to Sisi’s offer by saying, “I welcome Egyptian President El-Sisi’s remarks and his willingness to make every effort to advance a future of peace and security between us and the Palestinians and the peoples of the region.”

“Israel is ready to participate with Egypt and other Arab states in advancing both the diplomatic process and stability in the region,” Netanyahu said. “I appreciate President El-Sisi’s work and also draw encouragement from his leadership on this important issue.”

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  • As I said before that the solution between Israel and the Palestinians must be done between Israel and the Arab world which El – Sisi is the right person at the right time. Germany chancellor Angela Merkel did say that Israel must cooperate with the Arab world to solve the everlasting conflict. She is right! Anti-Semitism does exist in Europe which is a good reason not to involve Europeans into the solution of the Israeli – Palestinian peace deal!

  • Stephen Hughes

    El-Sisi might just shake up the Arab World by demanding the accountability of the international aid for Arab Palestinians, over 30 billion dollars is missing. By taking this issue head on would be a brilliant geo- political strategy. By holding Washington & the UN by the throat on this single issue would prove he is a champion for the Arab Palestinians. Sisi would also confirm his political tactics are grounded in reality. Unlike the international community, El-Sisi would be the first not to hide behind decades of façade, of using Yisrael as the scapegoat for their incompetence. Also, it would prove he is genuinely interested in being a peace broker for the Israeli -Arab Palestinian crisis. As so many proclaim, ‘economic stability is the road to peace for Arab Palestinians”, so given in actuality for this peace process to work there must be first accountability of the international aid for Arab Palestinians.

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  • Yaakov

    How does El-Sisi propose to unite the factions? Egypt’s approach in dealing with its factional problem was to suppress the Muslim Brotherhood.

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