'Israel-Egypt ties have never been better, yet don't expect Sisi trip to Jerusalem'

September 4, 2015 05:04

Relations between Egypt and Israel are at their “best” because of ongoing security coordination, a high-level source said.

The Iraqi daily Azzaman quoted the source on Wednesday as saying that even though President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is not going to visit the Jewish state anytime soon, there is ongoing security coordination related to the war against terrorist organizations near the border with Israel.

This includes Israel’s granting permission to Egypt allowing more forces into the Sinai than permitted in the 1979 peace treaty between the two countries, added the source.

Another source in the Egyptian presidency said the domestic Egyptian situation and the lack of progress in resolving the Israel-Palestinian conflict prevented a visit to the Jewish state.

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