Sources: Egypt Rejected Appointment of New Israeli Envoy
Egyptian diplomatic sources denied on Wednesday Israeli press reports that Egypt had accepted the appointment of Ghideon Ben Ami as Israel's new ambassador to Cairo, reported the London-based daily Al Sharq Al Awsat.
Israeli press reports said on Tuesday that Egypt had accepted the appointment of Ben Ami, replacing Zvi Mazel, who spent almost five years in Cairo.
“The reports are not correct,” a diplomatic source told the paper, adding that “a decision in this regard has not been reached yet.”
Egypt, which signed the first Arab peace treaty with Israel in 1979, recalled its ambassador from Tel Aviv on November 21, while denouncing Israel's excessive use of force in the Palestinian territories.
The Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference, at separate meetings in May, decided to halt political contacts with Israel – Albawaba.com
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