Egyptian and Israeli Cold Peace Has Never Been Warmer

Although relations between Egypt and Israel have often been referred to as a “cold peace,” the emergence of mutual security threats over the past few years has facilitated a growing partnership between the former enemies. In fact, since Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi assumed office in June 2014, many foreign policy experts believe that Egyptian-Israeli relations have never been better.

“Egypt and Israel are probably closer now for any number of reasons than they have been at any time since the peace treaty was signed in 1979,” explains Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and an advisor to several secretaries of state on Arab-Israeli negotiations.

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