El Sisi, Kerry present Israel with a peace initiative in secret last year -Haaretz
El Sisi, Kerry present Israel with a peace initiative in secret last year: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met with then-US Secretary of State John Kerry, Jordan’s King Abdullah, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a year ago to present him with “plan for a regional peace initiative including recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and a renewal of talks with the Palestinians with the support of the Arab countries,” sources told Haaretz. Netanyahu did not accept the proposal presented in Aqaba, which included a two-state solution, saying he would have difficulty getting it approved by his governing coalition. The story is receiving wide international coverage including from the New York Times. Ittihadiya issued a statement in response to the reports reaffirming Egypt’s commitment to a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders, and said it is exploring all avenues to reach a long-lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, Al Shorouk reports.