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Israel reopens embassy in Cairo

February 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Israel has reopened its embassy in Cairo and resumed diplomatic activity in the mission one month after it had closed as a result of the security and political situation in Egypt which saw former President Hosni Mubarak step down. The decision was made by the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

The Zionist state’s Ambassador to Cairo set out his country’s assessment of the possible scenarios in a post-Mubarak Egypt, one of which implies that Egypt’s Supreme Military Council will nominate a candidate in the presidential election. It is believed that one candidate may be Chief of Staff Sami Enan, who has good relations with Israel.

The Israeli diplomat thinks that the Muslim Brotherhood is neither planning to nominate anyone for president nor planning to control the country. It is, said the Ambassador, seeking to legalise its status in Egypt so that it becomes a mainstream political movement permitted to establish institutions, issue newspapers and have its members elected to the country’s parliament.