News

Israel Reopens Embassy in Cairo After Four Years of Closure

Israel Reopens Embassy in Cairo After Four Years of Closure

Israeli embassy reopens in Cairo after four-year closure on September 9, 2015.Israeli Prime Minister's spokesperson official page.
Israeli embassy reopens in Cairo after four-year closure on September 9, 2015.Israeli Prime Minister’s spokesperson official page.

Israeli embassy reopened in Cairo on Wednesday after being shut down for four years, said Ofir Gendelman, Israeli Prime Minister’s spokesperson.

The embassy was formerly located in Giza and has been shut down after protesters broke into the building in September 2011.

The Israeli Ambassador, however, executed his duties from his residence in Egypt.

Gendelman said that a mission, headed by the director-general of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dore Gold, arrived in Cairo to celebrate the reopening of the embassy.

A source within the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, who requested anonymity, declined to disclose the new location of the Israeli embassy for security concerns.

Media reports indicated, however, that the embassy is located in the Fifth Settlement district of New Cairo.

The Israeli Ambassador Haim Koren presented his credentials to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in September 2014.

Egypt is also expected to return its Ambassador to Tel Aviv for the first time since 2012. Hazem Khairat was appointed Egypt’s new Ambassador to Tel Aviv in June and is expected to take up his post sometime in September.

Adopting One of Egypt's Stray Animals Could Save Your Life
Exposing the Inhumanity of Slaving Away at Egypt's Brick Factories

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

30 Policemen Killed in a Shootout in Egypt’s Western Desert

Egyptian StreetsOctober 20, 2017

Greek Pianist Plays Cavafy Poems as Part of the 2017 Cavafia in Egypt

Maydaa Abo El NadarOctober 20, 2017

With New Power Plants, Egypt’s Solar Investments Surge in 2017

Egyptian StreetsOctober 19, 2017

Egypt Approves First Major Draft Traffic Law in 40 Years

Egyptian StreetsOctober 19, 2017

‘The Show Goes On’: Theatrical Performances Feature Stories of Women in Egypt

Engy AdhamOctober 18, 2017

Climate Change Triggered Social Unrest in Ancient Egypt: Study

Egyptian StreetsOctober 18, 2017

13 Egyptian Businesses Make Forbes’ Top List of Arab Startups

Egyptian StreetsOctober 17, 2017

About 276 Killed in Deadly Truck Bombings in Mogadishu, Somalia

Egyptian StreetsOctober 17, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.