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Sisi-Bennett meeting opens new chapter in Israel-Egypt ties

At the top of the agenda is achieving a sustainable ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, and whether progress can be made in Israeli-Palestinian talks.

CAIRO — On Sept. 13, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

This was the first public visit by an Israeli prime minister to Egypt in over a decade. Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had met the late Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Since then, Netanyahu had not visited Cairo officially again — but Sisi recently invited Bennett to visit Egypt.

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