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Israel celebrates its 70th birthday on the bank of the Nile



For the first time since their offices were stormed in December 2011, the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish state on Tuesday. Angry social media reactions criticized the presence of Egyptian officials, diplomats and businessmen during the ceremony.

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The Israeli Embassy in Cairo chose the Ritz Carlton Hotel overlooking Tahrir Square was the centerpiece of the political demonstrations in the capital, which eventually led to the overthrow of the Hosni-Mubarak regime led.

"Warming" Relationships

These celebrations coincide with the US plan to transfer its message from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 1

4, which is also the Nakbaa Day of the Palestinians. The embassy celebrations also come at a time when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the "warming" of relations between Egypt and Israel.

Both countries have in fact agreed on a number of issues, including the fight against terrorism in the Egyptian Sinai peninsula relations and what is called the "Palestinian cause" under what with the support of the United States "Deal of the Century "is described. Meanwhile, Egypt's premier Ali Abdul Al said members of the Egyptian parliament will not attend the event celebrating the US Embassy's move to Jerusalem, as they do not recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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