Clash at Israel embassy in Cairo.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Following statements made Thursday by Egyptian officials, including Prime Minister Issam Sharaf, that "the peace agreement with Israel is not sacred
and is always open for discussion," the Egyptian ambassador to Israel
was invited to the Foreign Ministry offices in Jerusalem on Friday for
Foreign Ministry Director-General Rafi Barak
expressed indignation at the statements by senior Egyptian officials,
including Sharaf. He stressed at the meeting to the Egyptian
ambassador, Yasser Reda, that the agreements should be
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In an interview with a Turkish television station Thursday, the Egyptian
prime minister said the peace treaty with Israel is not sacred, and
is always open for discussion. According to Sharaf, the agreement could
be changed if it "would benefit the region and help create a just
Thursday night about 200 people demonstrated outside the Israeli Embassy
in Amman, Jordan, calling for the cancellation of the peace treaty
between the countries.
On Friday dozens of Israelis took part in a show of support for the
Egyptian people outside the Egyptian embassy in Tel Aviv. They chanted
for love and brotherhood among peoples.