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Marathon calls between US, ’Israel’ on Egypt

Al Ahed news

Egypt’s new revolution was the major subject of intense telephone calls Thursday night between Washington and Tel Aviv.

According to Haaretz “Israeli” daily, American and “Israeli” officials updated each other in an effort to coordinate policies, following Mohammed Mursi’s overthrow this week.”
Following US President Barak Obama’s conference over Egypt, Secretary of State John Kerry and “Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone, as did Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and War Minister Moshe Ya’alon.

In parallel, newly-instated US National Security Advisor Susan Rice also spoke with her counterpart, the Yitzhak Aharanovitch.

Meanwhile, former “Israeli” chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi said on Thursday that “former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi’s overthrow, and the Egyptian army’s takeover of the country, does not pose any immediate danger to “Israel”.”

“I think the Egyptian army is too busy [with domestic issues] to deal with anything that is outside of Egypt, so I don’t think there’s any danger at the moment,” Ashkenazi said.

“Even in the year the Muslim Brotherhood was in power, they did not renege on the treaty [with “Israel”],” he added.

Ashkenazi cautioned, however, that the Zionist entity needs to carefully observe the volatile situation in Egypt as the unfolding drama is still “far from over.”


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