Israel asks US to plumb real motive behind Sisi-sponsored Palestinian talks

Israel was startled by the Egyptian president’s comment that the Palestinian reconciliation process he is brokering would lead to peace with Israel.

Abdel Fatteh El-Sisi put it this way in an interview on Sunday, Oct. 8: “The Egyptian moves aimed at helping the Palestinian brothers to start a new stage of unity of the Palestinian ranks would pave the way for a just peace between Palestine and Israel.” He defined his goal as being: “The establishment of an independent Palestinian state to meet the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people for a secure, stable and prosperous life.”

El-Sisi added no further details, but he said enough to finally rattle the Netanyahu government. The Palestinian reconciliation process was clearly intruding on terrain that properly belonged to negotiations with Israel. Jerusalem’s policy of standing aside from Cairo’s efforts to broker the internal Palestinian rift between |Hamas and Fatah had left Israel without a say in the process as it advanced. It was becoming clear that Cairo was no longer briefing Israel, despite its promises to do so, on the directions to which Egyptian intelligence officials were leading the Palestinian negotiations for burying the hatchet. (On Oct. 3, DEBKAfile warned that Israel would pay a price for standing aloof from the process.)

The Netanyahu government had finally begun appreciating that trusting the Egyptians with closed eyes might lead to untoward circumstances and loss of control. The Trump administration was therefore asked to find out what was going on. As a result Jason Greenblatt, the president’s special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, is due to arrive in Cairo Monday, Oct. 9, to ask the Egyptians what they are up to.
That is why the round of Cairo talks between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas was put back – albeit by just one day – from Monday to Tuesday.

The Trump administration was also taken by surprise by the direction indicated in the Sisi interview. His mediation effort was perceived in Washington as designed to remove the meddling hands of Iran, Turkey and Qatar from the Gaza Strip. The Egyptian effort was now revealing a quite different motivation.

Hamas negotiators, too,  are preparing to land a couple of surprises on the next round of talks in Cairo. DEBKAfile has received exclusive information on this nature of those surprises. They are clearly ploys to “pave the way for a just peace between Palestine and Israel,” in keeping with the Egyptian president’s words Sunday, while at the same time not giving an inch on their interests.

  1. Hamas will give Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and the Egyptian mediators a pledge to rescind its claim to representation in the future Palestinian unity government. In the absence of Hamas ministers, Israel will have no grounds for refusing to deal with a Palestinian administration which has no terrorist component.
  2. Hamas will also promise not to run as a movement against Abbas’ Fatah party in future elections to the presidency and parliament when it is called by the Palestinian Authority. Hamas is offering to establish a new party under a new name – such as the “Palestinian Justice Front” – for its adherents to elect, and assure Abbas and his party of victory in a general election.

By these stratagems, the extremist Hamas movement places itself on the road to achieving its two main objectives: One is to hand over full budgetary responsibility for administrating the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority and Abbas; and other is to preserve the operational autonomy of its armed wing and arsenal.


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20 thoughts on “Israel asks US to plumb real motive behind Sisi-sponsored Palestinian talks

  • Oct 9, 2017 @ 11:01 at 11:01

    The man is desperate, ISIS, Hamas and every other Islamic terrorist group want SISI dead. So naturally SIsi is doing what Muslims do best, and that is to deflect all their problems onto Israel. Haven’t we seen enough of Muslim fraud and deception to understand the motives of these spiritually corrupt people?

    • Oct 9, 2017 @ 11:44 at 11:44

      It’s easy thing for Israel, no problem at all, Israel would agree to enter peace negotiations, then after it reach final phase, Israel would invent new reason/condition to delay it as usual. If Israel do not change his bad behaviour, for sure in 5-10 there is no Israel more (even. with 1948 border). FYI, ISIS is Israel best buddy.

      • Oct 9, 2017 @ 15:36 at 15:36

        wake up, dream is over….

      • Oct 10, 2017 @ 5:12 at 5:12

        Obviously you don’t know what prophecy says about Israel Israel is always going to be there it is it going anywhere you need to read the Bible it tells you it’s going to happen in prophecy is 100% right

      • Oct 14, 2017 @ 2:26 at 2:26

        In your dreams. LOL

    • Oct 9, 2017 @ 13:31 at 13:31


    • Oct 9, 2017 @ 15:40 at 15:40

      wake up, dream is over….

      • Oct 9, 2017 @ 18:50 at 18:50

        Stop worrying. The God of Israel will intervene in time to save Israel from itself.

        • Oct 11, 2017 @ 6:40 at 6:40

          Like he saved the Jews of Poland and Europe from Hitler? Better start worrying.

    • Oct 9, 2017 @ 15:42 at 15:42

      Corrupt palestinian leaders will find some way to fail. Arafat lined his pockets with millions of dollars, how much are the current leaders stuffin in some european bank account off the backs of the palestinian people.

  • Oct 9, 2017 @ 11:22 at 11:22

    Minimum required for long term co-existence is for Egypt to reclaim sovereignty over Gaza, extend it by the 900SQ KM gift by Sisi to be developed to Gulf Emirates standards with Industry, Housing Jobs, schools hospitals , then to rehouse alll the other Palestinian Arabs now West of the Jordan;

    • Oct 9, 2017 @ 13:32 at 13:32

      Haha! The Zionist menorah will provide for another hundred Emirs!

  • Oct 9, 2017 @ 17:55 at 17:55

    Israel is again caught mimicking Obama; leading from behind. Israel needs to much more clear that Fatah
    is also a terrorist organization and trot out example after example and shame any organization that treats them as if they are a gov. entity. Why is Israel so good at everything except public relations? Taking leadership means making your own headlines, not just waiting for Fatah or Hamas to do something and then respond. Israel needs to declare unilaterally, what it is doing for peace and what the consequences are – and they need to be declared as permanent consequences – for any attacks. Permanent consequences must take land for every attack and even more land for every injury and even more land for every death in Israel. Peace can be unilaterally declared now with great fanfare and clear consequences. And stop calling Arabs “Palestinians”: the lie must die.

  • Oct 9, 2017 @ 18:02 at 18:02

    According to a sep 24 report at Arutz Sheva, the Us is behind it…

    “Report: Preliminary details of US plan for new talks”

    Senior Arab and Palestinian Authority officials have revealed preliminary details regarding a diplomatic plan being formulated by the United States to renew the peace process between Israel and the PA, according to Yisrael Hayom. According the London-based Arabic-language Al-Arabi Al-Jadid, American diplomats in Cairo, who wished to remain anonymous, have confirmed the reports.

    Under the temporary plan, said to be acceptable to Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, there would first be reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas that will allow the PA to hold power in Gaza.

  • Oct 9, 2017 @ 18:05 at 18:05

    Man will never learn that the land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people and was given to them by GOD. After 2000 years GOD promised to bring the Jews back to there land and He did that in 1948 and GOD said that they will never be driven from the land again no matter what man tries to do. One day very soon RUSSIA, IRAN, TURKEY, SUDAN, LIBYA AND OTHERS will invade Israel and GOD says that He WILL DESTROY THEM ALL ON THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL. This is all in the Bible in the book of Ezekiel chapter 38 and 39. You can all call me nuts and laugh but GOD will have the last laugh. The Bible is the living word of GOD and GOD does not lie like man.

    • Oct 10, 2017 @ 3:19 at 3:19

      +1 🙂

    • Oct 10, 2017 @ 12:52 at 12:52

      Did your God said it’s OK to seizing other lands and property and forcibly evicting locals inhabitant? Did your GOD told you where is Israel boundaries/border, and please tell me what is your GOD opinions about human right and relation with other non-jew human life. BTW it was UN not GOD who was produce UN Res No.181 in 1948.

      • Oct 10, 2017 @ 14:43 at 14:43

        Yes, our God said that…so let it be said, so let it be done.
        The rest is academic.

  • Oct 10, 2017 @ 2:06 at 2:06

    Continued from “How Iran Cheats:”

    The rest of that story, Mike, that you should remind the readers, is that the return of Mahdi is ordained to happen when total destruction and anarchy has taken a hold of the globe.
    That may not be so bad, in and by itself, for one can say to self that it is far off the day that those conditions could be met, if ever…
    But there are for sure many ultra-fanatic Mahdi loving zealots among the Shiite-dom of the ayatollahs, who want exactly that; i.e. the global destruction and anarchy that they believe will hasten Mahdi’s return. They seek whatever means that will justify and enable that end..
    Thus, they fantasize with their small anti-Jewish (not necessarily anti-Semitic!) about evaporating Tel Aviv with a Islamic nuclear blast so that such ‘Messianic’ eventuality would ensue…

    With apologies for the doom and gloom prophecy,

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