HomeNewsBusinessCultureHealthVideoNewsletter

New Egyptian President to Reconsider Peace with Israel

Fake Mohamed Morsy Twitter account indicated that Egyptian President sent letters to top Israeli politicians

By: Sammy Hudes
Published: July 4th, 2012 in News » Israel
Egyptian President Mohamed MorsyPic: Twitter

A series of tweets from the supposed "official twitter account" of newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy on Wednesday stated the leader’s intention to maintain peaceful relations with Israel, after much speculation that Morsy would reconsider Egypt’s peace treaty with the Jewish state.

Morsy appeared to send out three continuous tweets pledging to honour the agreement, signed in 1979 as part of the Camp David Accords, and meet with Israeli President Shimon Peres. However, it was later discovered that the Twitter account was fake.






Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy's tweets. Photo: Twitter

Shortly after being elected, Morsy indicated that he may wish to decrease ties with Israel and work to “create a strategic balance” in the Middle East by strengthening Egypt’s relations with Iran, which broke off diplomatic relations with Egypt in 1980 due to the peace agreement with Israel.

“We will reconsider the Camp David Accord,” Morsy was quoted as telling a Fars reporter in Cairo.

Among the many “important” issues he planned to review, the issue of Palestinian refugees returning to homes their families abandoned in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and the 1967 Six-Day War was one of his top priorities.

“All these issues will be carried out through cabinet and governmental bodies because I will not take any decision on my own,” he noted.

Shortly after being elected, Morsy declined to answer a congratulatory phone call from Israeli officials, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to Palestinian news agency, Ma’an.

However Haaretz reported that Netanyahu still sent a letter to Morsy via the Israeli embassy in Cairo, urging him to uphold the peace treaty between the two countries, and also dispatched an Israeli envoy to meet with Egyptian security officials.

The letter “stressed Israel's desire to continue cooperation and to strengthen the peace,” an Israeli source told Haaretz on condition of anonymity.

Peres also sent Morsy a congratulatory letter, which was posted to the Israeli President’s official Facebook page on Sunday.

“As someone who took part in the process that led to the peace agreement that was signed between my country and yours, I know that both Egypt and Israel attribute supreme importance to regional peace and stability, which serve the interests of all peoples in the region,” wrote Peres.

“We hope for continued cooperation with you based on the peace agreements that were signed between us over three decades ago and which obligate us to maintain and cultivate them on behalf of the welfare of both peoples. Peace has saved the lives of countless young people in Egypt and in Israel. The obligation toward the younger generation remains forever valid. As opposed to war, peace is a victory for both sides.”

Related articles: Mohamed Morsi, Mohamed Morsy, Egypt, elections, Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, Shimon Peres, peace treaty, Camp David Accords, Cairo
2 times
IDF Soldiers Head to the Polls

An estimated 80% of IDF soldiers voted for the 19th Knesset

Israeli Election Wraps up in Dramatic Fashion

Shocking Result Leaves Netanyahu’s Fate in Yair Lapid’s Hands

IDF to Begin Using Advanced Missile Detection System

New System Will Detect 99% of Incoming Missiles

Divorced With Benefits

Israeli divorcees win lottery prize together

Hebrew University Takes its Place in the Stars

Former alum rewards university with the naming of a planet

IDF Discovers Tunnel Dug in Israeli Territory Near Southern Gaza

Tunnel intended for terror attack against Israel

IDF Soldiers Head to the Polls

An estimated 80% of IDF soldiers voted for the 19th Knesset

Israeli Election Wraps up in Dramatic Fashion

Shocking Result Leaves Netanyahu’s Fate in Yair Lapid’s Hands

IDF to Begin Using Advanced Missile Detection System

New System Will Detect 99% of Incoming Missiles

Divorced With Benefits

Israeli divorcees win lottery prize together

Hebrew University Takes its Place in the Stars

Former alum rewards university with the naming of a planet

IDF Discovers Tunnel Dug in Israeli Territory Near Southern Gaza

Tunnel intended for terror attack against Israel

news_scroll_down
OUR FACEBOOK FANS
Blogs
Take Responsibility for Your Own

The 19 year old sophomore sat on the exam table looking at the floor. A college student with obvious charm

The Stanford Prison Experiment at

In 1971, researchers set up a prison in the basement of Stanford University's Psychology Department. The idea was to

U.S. vs. Europe: Health Care

As I have tried to make abundantly clear the United States is the only country in the industrialized world that

Hands Off America

Alright, that does it.Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans have been willing to do their part for

Fat Returns After Liposuction ...

A study appeared in a journal titled “Obesity” which was reported by a group from the University of Colorado. In

What does Victory Look Like?

Sixty-five years ago today, World War II officially came to an end. On September 2, 1945, Japanese Foreign Minister

Share This Story With Your Friends!

Your Name:

Friend's Name:

E-Mail:

Friend's E-Mail:

(This information will not be displayed publicly)

Optional Message: