Egypt's Sisi urges Palestinians to unite, co-exist with Israel

Sisi tells Netanyahu he wants to assist Israeli Palestinian peace efforts

Sisi tells Netanyahu he wants to assist Israeli Palestinian peace efforts

It was the first public meeting between the two leaders since el-Sisi's coup that removed the democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

During the 90-minute meeting at the Palace Hotel, the Egyptian and Israeli leaders engaged in "a comprehensive discussion about the problems of the region", according to a statement by the Israeli Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

The Egyptian leader made a similar appeal to Israelis, saying that decades of Israeli-Egyptian peace could be expanded to the Palestinians to "overcome the barrier of hatred forever".

For his part, Netanyahu expressed his appreciation of Egypt's important role in the Middle East and its efforts in combating terrorism, said Youssef.

According reports in both Egypt's daily Almasry Alyom and Israel's Haaretz, the meeting will take place at al-Sisi's residence in New York City.

Although Monday was the first time the two men had met in public, they had previously been involved in secret talks together.

On Tuesday, Israeli Army Radio discussed the fact that the Israeli flag was missing from the meeting.

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This week's meeting between Netanyahu and Sisi came just days after Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa condemned the Arab world's boycott of Israel. "Most people would say 'there's no chance whatsoever, '" Trump said as he began a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in NY ahead of the U.N. General Assembly's meeting.

"We hope that the next meetings will take on a routine character", Hanegbi, a close friend of Netanyahu, said on Israeli military radio.

"Arrests often occur without warrants or judicial orders".

An Israeli-Palestinian peace deal would eliminate "one of the main excuses" used by terrorists in the region, he argued.

"I tell the Palestinian people it's extremely important.to overcome the differences and not to lose opportunities and to be ready to accept co-existence with the other, with Israelis in safety and security", Sisi told the annual UN General Assembly gathering of world leaders in NY.

Israel and Egypt signed a 1979 treaty that began with overtures toward peace in 1977.

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