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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on September 13, 2021. Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO

Alignment of Egyptian-Israeli interests apparent in meeting of leaders on key regional issues

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The Sept. 13 meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Sharm El-Sheikh in the Sinai Peninsula is a dramatic public encounter on Egyptian soil that signals a new alignment...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. Source: Kremlin.ru.

Report: US to freeze $130 million of Egyptian military aid over human-rights abuses

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The United States is withholding $130 million worth of military aid to Egypt in order to pressure it to improve human rights, said two sources, including a U.S. official, according to Reuters. The Biden administration decision...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Sharm El-Sheikh. Credit: GPO/Kobi Gideon.

Bennett meets with Egyptian President El-Sisi in Sinai

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Sharm El-Sheikh on Monday. According to a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office, the two leaders discussed a series of topics,...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Egyptian Intelligence Minister Abbas Kamel in Israel on Aug. 18, 2021. Source: Twitter/PMO.

Bennett meets with Egyptian intelligence minister, who offers invitation to visit

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On behalf of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egypt’s intelligence chief invited Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for an official visit to the neighboring country. Egyptian Intelligence Minister Abbas Kamel met in Israel on Wednesday...
View of the border area between Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula as it seen from Highway 10 in southern Israel, on Dec. 4, 2018. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90.

Israel weighs Egyptian request to downgrade travel advisory to Sinai

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Israel’s National Security Council is considering an Egyptian request to downgrade the Israeli travel advisory to the Sinai Peninsula, which has been at its most severe level since 2004. According to a report by Kan aired on...
Pictures of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas hang at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, on Nov. 1, 2017. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Egypt’s president pushes for Gaza humanitarian aid in first call with Bennett

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke on Monday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and discussed a number of bilateral, regional, and international issues. The Egyptian president congratulated Bennett for becoming prime minister. Bennett thanked Sisi...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Maj. Gen. Abbas Kamel, the head of Egypt's General Intelligence Directorate, at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, May 30, 2021. Credit: Prime Minister's Office.

Netanyahu meets with Egyptian intelligence chief Abbas Kamel

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Sunday with the head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Directorate, Maj. Gen. Abbas Kamel, at the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem. The two discussed strengthening cooperation between Israel and...
Egyptian and Israeli officials attend an economic conference in Sharm el-Sheikh in March 2021. Credit: Israeli Intelligence Ministry.

Israeli, Egyptian officials hold largest bilateral conference in 20 years

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Some 60 Israeli and Egyptian officials and businesspeople recently took part in the largest bilateral meeting held between the two countries in the last 20 years. The meeting, held in the Egyptian resort city...

January 26, 1980: Israel & Egypt establish diplomatic relations

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Egypt and Israel normalized their relations on January 26, 1980, opening the borders of land, sea and air. One day after handing over the El-Arish line (Sinai) to the Government of Cairo. The Israeli Embassy...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in New York City on Sept. 26, 2018. Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Netanyahu to make first official visit to Egypt in more than a decade

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to head to Egypt for a state visit in the coming days, at the request of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, officials in Cairo have confirmed to Israel Hayom. The...