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PA calls for expelling Israeli ambassador

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The People’s Assembly (PA) committee for Arab affairs called Monday for expelling the Israeli ambassador in Egypt and recalling the Egyptian ambassador in Tel Aviv, in condemnation of Israel’s “barbaric crimes” against the Palestinians. The call came as Israeli warplanes pounded anew the Gaza Strip raising the death toll from four days …


New Israeli ambassador presents credentials to Egypt

By AFP JERUSALEM: Israel’s new ambassador to Egypt, Yaakov Amitai, presented on Monday his credentials to Egypt’s ruling Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, Israel’s foreign ministry said. According to a statement, Amitai and Tantawi “exchanged words through which they emphasized the importance of the peace agreement and cooperation to both countries.” “I will do my best …


Israeli ambassador to take up Cairo post Monday

JERUSALEM: Israel’s new ambassador to Egypt, Yaakov Amitai, is to take up his post in Cairo on Monday, three months after an attack on the mission, a foreign ministry source said. The source, declining to be named, said Amitai, replacing Yitzhak Levanon who has completed his term as ambassador to Egypt, would present his credentials …


Israel envoy back in Cairo after embassy attack

CAIRO: Israel’s ambassador to Egypt, Yitzhak Levanon, returned to Cairo on Sunday after he was evacuated in September following an attack on the embassy, an airport official told AFP. "Levanon arrived in the early hours of Sunday on a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul," the official said. "The ambassador’s arrival had not been announced and …


Israel officials ‘back in Cairo:’ airport source

CAIRO: Four officials from the Israeli embassy in Cairo returned to the Egyptian capital on Monday, 10 days after they were evacuated when the mission was attacked by protesters, an airport source said. "A consular official, an adviser, the security chief and his deputy arrived in Cairo this afternoon," the source said on condition of …


No decision to recall envoy from Israel, says Egypt

CAIRO: There has been no decision to recall the Egyptian ambassador to Israel after the death of five of Egypt’s policemen on the border with the Jewish state, Cairo’s information minister said on Thursday. "There has been no decision to recall the Egyptian ambassador in Tel Aviv," Osama Heikal was quoted as saying by the …


Egyptian protesters call for expelling Israeli ambassador

CAIRO: Around 300 people protested in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo after Friday prayers, calling on the ruling military council to expel the Israeli ambassador in response to what they said was a deliberate attack on Sinai. “We want a reaction to teach Israel to keep away from our lands,” said Israa Salama, …


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