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Will Egyptians ever accept normalization with Israel?

Even the hint of normalization efforts between Israel and Egypt creates a public outcry in Cairo.
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CAIRO — Officially, Israel and Egypt appear to have forged civil relations in some regards. The Egyptian public, however, holds a different, much dimmer view of the relationship.

High-ranking officials from both countries meet regularly: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in September, and Sisi is set to meet with Israel's energy minister this month in Cairo. Yet attacks and controversy seem to follow each visit by an Egyptian figure to Israel or to the Israeli ambassador in Cairo.

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