Monday, September 19, 2011

Israeli Diplomats Return to Cairo

After being evacuated recently from Cairo following violent protests at the Israeli Embassy, several Israeli diplomats have returned to a new chancery and will deal only with perfunctory diplomatic matters, in order to maintain an official presence in Egypt.

COMMENT: The diplomats left nearly two weeks ago after Egyptian demonstrators stormed Israel’s Embassy, which necessitated the emergency rescue of its staff by Egyptian commandos. Ambassador Yitzhak Levanon is not returning to Egypt at this time. According to an account in AL-AHRAM, the protesters were compensated to attack the embassy.


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