In the evening, 17 may, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the statement of the President of Egypt Abd al-Fattah Al-Sisi on the occasion of talks between Israel and the Palestinian authority.
«I welcome the statement by the Egyptian President Al-Sisi and his willingness to make all efforts to facilitate a peaceful and secure future between us and the Palestinians and other peoples of the region, — said Netanyahu. — Israel is ready to participate, together with Egypt and other Arab countries in the peace process and stability in the region».
«I highly appreciate the work of President Al-Sisi and his leadership qualities, demonstrated in the solution of including this important issue, can not but arouse enthusiasm,» added the Prime Minister.
As previously reported, Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi made an appeal to Israel and the Palestinian authority, which called on the parties to resume negotiations.
«I tell you: today there is a real opportunity to achieve agreement and establish a peace that will be a miracle for the Middle East», — said the Egyptian President at the opening ceremony of the new plant. As an example, he cited the peace agreement between his country and Israel. «As someone who fought in 1967 and 1973, I remember how strong was the hate, how no one believed in the possibility of peace». According to Al-Sisi, «the peace Treaty brought light to both parties, and the agreement between Israel and the Palestinians can become an even more important page in history.» The Egyptian President noted that his party is ready to offer their services to the facilitator and to take some actions necessary to guarantee the security of Israel and Palestine».
His words were commented on including the head of the Israeli parliamentary opposition Isaac Herzog. «I welcome the statement by the Egyptian President Al-Sisi. This is an important and even dramatic statement, which reflects the ability of the historical process», — said the Duke. «Moderate Arab world is waiting for the initiative from Israel, the strong and outstretched hands of Israel and our responsibility seriously and thoroughly investigate that possibility».
«We need to take a responsible attitude and seriously treat the words of the Egyptian President,» — said the head of the opposition.