Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin NetanyahuAmos Ben Gershom

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded to the President of Egypt's call for a peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority earlier Tuesday.

"I welcome Egyptian President El-Sisi's remarks and his willingness to make every effort to advance a future of peace and security between us and the Palestinians and the peoples of the region," Netanyahu said in response.

"Israel is ready to participate with Egypt and other Arab states in advancing both the diplomatic process and stability in the region. I appreciate President El-Sisi's work and also draw encouragement from his leadership on this important issue."

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had issued a call to "join forces" to make regional peace more possible.

"After signing the peace accords, no one thought that true and lasting peace, as it exists today between Israel and Egypt, could be achieved. However, it became a permanent peace due to the changing times and reality," Sisi stated. "There is an opportunity to write a new chapter of peace in the area." 

"If we can all join forces in order to solve the Palestinian issue by creating hope for Palestinians and assuring security for Israelis, we will be able to write a new chapter that may prove to be more important than the peace accords between Israel and Egypt," he added.