Egypt wanted to show it was using its membership on the Security Council for the good of the Palestinians.
Arafat is no longer around and neither is Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, and Liberman too might not be the same old Liberman we know from yesteryear.
Despite a brief exception this week, President Sisi’s policy of diplomatic introversion is not about to change.
The motivation for the Egyptian president's appeal for peace may be fear that Abbas's moves could destabilize the region.
"Israel is prepared to cooperate with Egypt and with other Arab states to advance the diplomatic process and the stability in the region," Netanyahu said.
PM: I’m willing to work with Sisi, Arab states to advance regional stability.