Kinda odd cause I dimly remember Ikhwan saying something like there would be no changes in the peace deal with Israel right before the election in Egypt and the US admin buying it hook, line, sinker, rod, boat, and lake.
Spokesman says dialogue with Jewish state ‘not up for discussion.’
By REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood categorically rejects dialogue with Israel, the group’s spokesman told an Arabic newspaper in an interview published Wednesday.
Mahmoud Ghazlan told London’s Asharq Alawsat daily that the Islamist group’s position is “clear and not up for discussion.” Ghazlan denied his organization had been contacted by Israel’s embassy in Cairo, and said it would “reject any request from the Israeli embassy to meet with leaders of the Brotherhood.”
Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told Army Radio on Tuesday that Israel “has not closed the door” to the new government in Cairo and “would be happy to conduct dialogue with anyone prepared to talk with us.” Palmor said he believes Egypt would continue to honor the 1979 peace treaty with Israel, which he said serves the interests of both countries.
Ghazlan flatly rejected the prospect of talks with the Jewish state.