Today, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is scheduled to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Sharm El Sheikh. The meeting, which takes place after Bennett met with US President Joe Biden, is the first tete-a-tete between the country’s leaders in ten years. Moreover, the event takes place against the backdrop of major changes in Israeli and US policies towards the Palestinians.
What results can be expected from the meeting in Sharm El Sheikh? Will President al-Sisi succeed in exerting pressure on Bennett to resume peace talks with the Palestinians? What are the main topics that will be discussed?
Dr. Ely Karmon and Dr. Ofir Winter will discuss the importance of today’s meeting, topics on the agenda, the possible outcome and its implications for regional security and stability.
Dr. Ely Karmon is a Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism of the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya (IDC). His fields of research include politically-motivated violence, international terrorism and the strategic influence of terrorism and subversion in the Middle East and beyond.
Dr. Ofir Winter is a research fellow at the INSS and a lecturer at the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Tel Aviv University. He holds a PhD from the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University. His doctoral research focused on Egypt and Jordan’s quest to legitimize their peace treaties with Israel between the years 1973-2001.