Conference of Presidents Applauds Meeting Between Prime Minister Bennett and President Al-Sisi

New York, NY

. . . Dianne Lob, Chair, William Daroff, CEO, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We welcome today’s meeting between Prime Minister Bennett and President Al-Sisi in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, which focused on bilateral issues of mutual concern.

As the first official visit to Egypt by an Israeli prime minister since 2011, this summit signals the continuity of the intricate, multifaceted Israel-Egypt relationship that dates back to the visit of President Sadat to Israel and the 1978 Camp David Accords. Egypt was the first of Israel’s Arab neighbors to befriend the Jewish State, and in doing so decades ago it initiated the march towards the wider regional normalization we are witnessing today.

We look forward to seeing this meeting bear fruit in fostering enhanced cooperation between the Israeli and Egyptian governments in maintaining the security of the Sinai and the Gaza Strip, countering Iran’s aggression and nuclear ambitions, further development of the longstanding trade partnership, and in furthering the cause of peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The positive relations between the leaders of Egypt and Israel set the tone for the region and the advancement of the Abraham Accords.”

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