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Egyptian Ambassador Returns To Israel After Three Year Withdrawal

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Written by Alexander J. Apfel/TPS on February 25, 2016

President Reuven Rivlin received the credentials of the new Egyptian ambassador, Mr. Hazem Ahdy Khairat, on Wednesday, February 25.

The occasion marks a significant thaw in three years of icy diplomatic relations between Israel and Egypt. Relations became strained in November, 2012 when former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi recalled the previous ambassador, Atef Mohammed Salem, in protest over Israel’s incursion into Gaza in Operation Pillar of Defense.

Khairat, accompanied by his wife and the Egyptian consul general, submitted his credentials to the Israeli president during an official ceremony held at the President’s Residence on Wednesday morning.

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