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Bennett: ‘Old peace’ of Egypt is meeting the ‘new peace’ of the Abraham Accords

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, chairs a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on March 27, 2022. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, chairs a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on March 27, 2022. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting that Israel is enjoying a period of good foreign relations.

“To anyone who has not noticed – Israel’s foreign policy is in a good period,” he says. “Israel is an important actor on the world and regional stage. We are cultivating old ties and building new bridges.”

He says “the old peace” — with Egypt — is meeting “the new peace” of the Abraham Accords.

Turning to the Iranian threat, Bennett says, “In the Middle East today, there are those who create violence and backwardness, and there are those pushing cooperation, economic development, and cooperation.”

“The thought that the [IRGC] will be taken off the terror list, from the FTO, is extremely worrying and not only for us. We are still hoping and working to make sure it doesn’t happen,” he says referring to reports the United States may delist Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as part of a revived nuclear deal.

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