News

Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Recalled Over Security Concerns

Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Recalled Over Security Concerns

Israel’s Ambassador

The staff of Israel’s embassy to Egypt, including the ambassador, has been recalled over security concerns. The Shin Bet, Israel’s security agency, said in a statement on Tuesday that Ambassador David Govrin is not returning anytime soon to Egypt.

Govrin has reportedly been working from Jerusalem over the past few weeks. “Due to security considerations, the return of the embassy staff to Cairo has been postponed,” said Israel’s security agency in a statement.

Although Govrin and the staff of the embassy have been reportedly recalled in December, the move wasn’t announced until Tuesday when British media outlet “Telegraph” reported the news.

Unconfirmed reports suggested that the embassy’s staff received threats from militants. However, the Shin Bet statement didn’t specify the security concerns it mentioned.

While Egypt’s government has not officially responded to the claims, government sources confirmed that the Ambassador has been working from overseas for several weeks.

Govrin was appointed as the ambassador of Israel to Egypt in August 2016. The Israeli embassy has resumed its work in Egypt in 2015, following four years of closure due to the severe protests on 9 September 2011, when protesters tried to enter the building where the embassy was located.

Bilateral relations between Egypt and Israel have thrived following the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, with increased cooperation between the two countries.

Egyptian Army Frees Kidnapped Egyptians in Libya
Does Donald Trump Really Blindly Support Israel?

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egyptian Woman Arrested for Baking ‘Genitalia Cupcakes’ as Controversy Spreads

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 19, 2021

Egypt Announces New Major Discoveries at Saqqara Archaeological Site

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 18, 2021

Egypt Starts With a Victory as Host of the 2021 Handball World Championship

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 14, 2021

Haneen Hossam and Mawada Al Adham Resume Detention Over Human Trafficking Charges

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 14, 2021

Haneen Hossam ‘Not Guilty’ of ‘Violating Family Values’, Mawada Al Adham’s Prison Sentence Overturned

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 12, 2021

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia Fail to Reach Final Agreement for GERD: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 11, 2021

108,000+ Egyptians Fined for Not Wearing Face Masks

Noran Alaa MorsiJanuary 9, 2021

What You Need to Know: Egypt’s Vaccine Distribution Plan

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 8, 2021