Egypt says it reached out to Israel over tensions to no avail

Egypt reached out to Israel to calm tensions in Jerusalem but was met with indifference, its top diplomat tells an emergency Arab League meeting on the crisis.

“In the last few days, Egypt extensively reached out to Israel and other concerned countries urging them to exert all possible efforts to prevent the deterioration of the situation in Jerusalem,” says Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

“But we did not get the necessary response,” he tells the meeting of the Arab League via videoconference.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry prepares to take a question during a press conference following talks in Moscow, Russia, May 14, 2018. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)
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