Israel’s new ambassador to Egypt, Yaakov Amitai, told reporters on Monday that he was “sure that the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel will be preserved.”
Amitai also told reporters, “With god’s help, the Egyptian revolution will succeed.”
Asked whether he was worried about the Muslim Brotherhood taking power in Egypt, Amitai said he want to learn about developments in Egypt before answering such a question. “I want to deal with Egypt’s internal affairs,” Amitai said.
Egyptian reporters asked Amitai about warnings on the part of Israeli officials, including former Defense Minister Benjamin Ben Eliezer, that a confrontation between Israel and Egypt was on the horizon.
Amitai denied that this was Israel’s position.