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Monday, 30 July 2018

Palestinian reconciliation is the key to reviving stalled Palestine-Israel peace talks

A reconciliation agreement between rival Palestinian factions is the key to reviving stalled peace talks between Palestine and Israel, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi told World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder yesterday, according to an Ittihadiya statement. El Sisi also reiterated Egypt’s support for the resumption of peace talks grounded in a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders.

This comes as Egypt’s role as peacemaker in Gaza s getting significant ink in the foreign press. Egypt seems optimistic about an upcoming breakthrough in talks between Hamas and Israel to diffuse the tension in Gaza, Amos Harel writes for Haaretz. While the WSJ is noting that the UN is helping Egypt pressure Fatah and Hamas into reconciliation.

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