Israel PM says he backs Egypt’s peace push

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TEL AVIV: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed his support for Egypt’s efforts to mediate peace with the Palestinians on Thursday, in a further sign of improving relations with Cairo. Speaking at an event hosted by Cairo’s envoy near Tel Aviv to celebrate Egypt’s national day, Netanyahu thanked President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for his commitment to the peace process. “We welcome the efforts to advance peace by President Sisi and we welcome the effort to incorporate other Arab states in this larger effort of a broader peace,” he said. “Through storms, turbulence, earthquakes, (Israel and Egypt) have remained at peace and we shall remain at peace.”

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