Last updated on: 5/13/2020 | Author: ProCon.org

What Are the Official Positions of Egypt on Israel and the Palestinian Territories?

General Reference (not clearly pro or con)

Egypt abides by Article II of the 1979 Egyptian / Israeli Peace Treaty which stated the following:

“The permanent boundary between Egypt and Israel is the recognized international boundary between Egypt and the former mandated territory of Palestine… without prejudice to the issue of the status of the Gaza Strip. The Parties recognize this boundary as inviolable. Each will respect the territorial integrity of the other, including their territorial waters and airspace.”

1979 - Egyptian-Israeli General Armistice Agreement, Feb. 24, 1949      

Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of Egypt, reaffirmed in a conversation with Shimon Peres, President of Israel at the time of the quote, and Benjamin Netanyahu, MS, Prime Minister of Israel, and reported on June 7, 2014 by the Ynetnews website, that:

“[The Peace Treaty] is an important commitment that can be relied and built upon in order to serve both countries’ interests.”

June 7, 2014 -

Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi