Shalom Life | April 19, 2014

New Egyptian President to Reconsider Peace with Israel

Fake Mohamed Morsy Twitter account indicated that Egyptian President sent letters to top Israeli politicians

By: Sammy Hudes

Published: July 4th, 2012 in News » Israel

New Egyptian President to Reconsider Peace with Israel

A series of tweets from the supposed "official twitter account" of newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy on Wednesday stated the leader’s intention to maintain peaceful relations with Israel, after much speculation that Morsy would reconsider Egypt’s peace treaty with the Jewish state.

Morsy appeared to send out three continuous tweets pledging to honour the agreement, signed in 1979 as part of the Camp David Accords, and meet with Israeli President Shimon Peres. However, it was later discovered that the Twitter account was fake.






Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy's tweets. Photo: Twitter

Shortly after being elected, Morsy indicated that he may wish to decrease ties with Israel and work to “create a strategic balance” in the Middle East by strengthening Egypt’s relations with Iran, which broke off diplomatic relations with Egypt in 1980 due to the peace agreement with Israel.

“We will reconsider the Camp David Accord,” Morsy was quoted as telling a Fars reporter in Cairo.

Among the many “important” issues he planned to review, the issue of Palestinian refugees returning to homes their families abandoned in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and the 1967 Six-Day War was one of his top priorities.

“All these issues will be carried out through cabinet and governmental bodies because I will not take any decision on my own,” he noted.

Shortly after being elected, Morsy declined to answer a congratulatory phone call from Israeli officials, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to Palestinian news agency, Ma’an.

However Haaretz reported that Netanyahu still sent a letter to Morsy via the Israeli embassy in Cairo, urging him to uphold the peace treaty between the two countries, and also dispatched an Israeli envoy to meet with Egyptian security officials.

The letter “stressed Israel's desire to continue cooperation and to strengthen the peace,” an Israeli source told Haaretz on condition of anonymity.

Peres also sent Morsy a congratulatory letter, which was posted to the Israeli President’s official Facebook page on Sunday.

“As someone who took part in the process that led to the peace agreement that was signed between my country and yours, I know that both Egypt and Israel attribute supreme importance to regional peace and stability, which serve the interests of all peoples in the region,” wrote Peres.

“We hope for continued cooperation with you based on the peace agreements that were signed between us over three decades ago and which obligate us to maintain and cultivate them on behalf of the welfare of both peoples. Peace has saved the lives of countless young people in Egypt and in Israel. The obligation toward the younger generation remains forever valid. As opposed to war, peace is a victory for both sides.”

Pro-Russians Handing Out Pamphlets Ordering Jews to 'Register' or Face Deportation Pro-Russians Handing Out Pamphlets Ordering Jews to 'Register' or Face Deportation TrendingTel Aviv Named 'Best Beach Party Spot on Planet' Tel Aviv Named 'Best Beach Party Spot on Planet' TrendingMeet the Israelis Looking to Arrive on Mars Meet the Israelis Looking to Arrive on Mars Trending
 

James Franco’s Ex-Manager Sued for Embezzling Money From the Actor

April 18, 2014 | By Sarah Bauder
James Franco’s Ex-Manager Sued for Embezzling Money From the Actor

James Levy is being sued by his former partners at James Levy Management

Read More

James Franco and Idina Menzel Set For Easter Bonnet Competition

April 18, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
James Franco and Idina Menzel Set For Easter Bonnet Competition

Franco and Menzel join Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher and others at the event benefitting AIDS.

Read More

Spielberg’s Latest Project: A Film About a Jew Who Becomes a Priest

April 18, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Spielberg’s Latest Project: A Film About a Jew Who Becomes a Priest

The 'Schindler's List' director joins 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'

Read More

Jewish Top 10s: Bible Movies

April 18, 2014 | By Zak Edwards
Jewish Top 10s: Bible Movies

In honor of Passover, we look at some of the best feature films that reinterpret stories from the Bible

Read More

Emotional Pain Isn't Just in Your Head

April 18, 2014 | By Abigail Klein Leichman
Emotional Pain Isn't Just in Your Head

A new Israeli-US study provides breakthrough in understanding the brain mechanisms that cause physical pain resulting from depression

Read More

A Children's Haggadah Made By Children [VIDEO]

April 18, 2014 | By Ynet News
A Children's Haggadah Made By Children [VIDEO]

Created by students of Rav Elio Toaff nursery school in Rome, 'cheerful Haggadah' is specially made for other children, not only Jewish

Read More

Italian Politician Mocks Primo Levi Holocaust Poem

April 18, 2014 | By Graham Sigurdson
Italian Politician Mocks Primo Levi Holocaust Poem

Beppe Grillo, head of an anti-establishment movement, released the parody on his blog that Jewish activists have labelled an 'obscenity'

Read More

Jeremy Diamond: The Most Harmless Stalker Around

April 18, 2014 | By Jordan Mazza
Jeremy Diamond: The Most Harmless Stalker Around

We talk to the famous personal injury lawyer about advertisements, that photo of him and Rob Ford, and more

Read More

More Headlines