Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with Bibi in NY

Sisi tells Netanyahu he wants to assist Israeli Palestinian peace efforts

Netanyahu, Egypt's Sisi to hold first public meeting in NYC: reports

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in NY tonight.

Egypt has become increasingly involved in affairs with the "Israeli" entity.

Danny Danon, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, said it was due to the fact that the visit took place at the hotel where the Egyptians were staying and that the Israelis were guests. Pictures of the meeting showed the two men seemingly conversing well with each other.

Besides meeting Sisi - as well as U.S. President Donald Trump - Netanyahu met Monday with Japanese premier Shinzo Abe, with whom he discussed expanding economic collaboration, as well as collaboration on cybersecurity issues. "Most people would say 'there's no chance whatsoever, '" Trump said as he began a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in NY ahead of the U.N. General Assembly's meeting.

"Peace between the Palestinians and Israel would be a fantastic achievement, and we are giving it an absolute go".

An Israeli-Palestinian peace deal would eliminate "one of the main excuses" used by terrorists in the region, he argued.

Al-Sissi also met Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas earlier in the day.

The report, detailed in a State Department memorandum to Congress seen by The Associated Press, was legally required for the Trump administration to resume aid, despite its failure to meet multiple conditions on good governance.

"I actually think with the capability of Bibi and, frankly, the other side, I really think we have a chance", he added, referring to the Israeli prime minister by his nickname.

"We as Egyptian government are responsible for securing Egyptians that did not have the ability to sleep that night without retaliating against what happened", he concluded.

Both met in NY on the sidelines of UN General Assembly's annual session, discussing efforts to revive the Middle East peace process.

Egyptian state press said the NY meetings would further reconciliation.

This is the first meeting between El-Sisi and Trump following an August decision by the U.S. administration to withhold $195 million in aid and cut $95 million to Egypt citing concerns over Cairo's record on democracy and human rights.

The leaders "conducted a wide-ranging discussion on the issues that affect the region", and that the Egyptian head of state "expressed willingness to provide assistance in the efforts to bring about peace between Israelis and Palestinians in the region". The attendees reportedly included influential religious ministers, officials and former members of the military, as well as leaders of research centres and United States think tanks.

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