Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked US President Barak Obama not to cut or delay American aid to Egypt amidst fears that the Camp David peace treaty may collapse.
Israeli newspaper Maariv reported on Thursday that one of the key issues Netanyahu discussed with Obama when the two met at the White House on 2 October was US aid to Egypt.
According to the newspaper, Netanyahu told Obama that cutting the aid could undermine the US brokered peace treaty. Netanyahu explained that aid cuts would put the Egyptian government under popular pressure, which could lead to a violation of the peace treaty.
Netanyahu, the newspaper claimed, also told Obama that US aid to Egypt plays a central role in maintaining order in the region.