How's This For Warm? Binyamin Netanyahu Meets Egyptian President al-Sisi

United States President Donald Trump right pats United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres' arm before a meeting during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Monday Sept. 18 2017

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Both met in NY on the sidelines of UN General Assembly's annual session, discussing efforts to revive the Middle East peace process.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged the Palestinians to overcome their differences and be ready to co-exist with each other and with Israelis in safety and security.

Human rights should not be judged from a Western perspective, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi told former USA officials yesterday at a meeting in New York, Ahram Online reported. In a briefing to reporters, Netanyahu declined to address the meeting despite the fact that it was officially publicized.

Netanyahu's office issued a statement saying that the meeting was "comprehensive" and discussed several problems in the region, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Netanyahu had met earlier with US President Donald Trump.

Al-Sisi expressed his willingness "to assist efforts to achieve [so-called] peace between "Israel" and the Palestinians and the region", the statement further claimed.

In the USA to attend the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting, Al-Sisi spoke to American diplomats, former administration officials and military generals about Egypt's alleged commitment to human rights.

Furthermore, he said, the two leaders "likely also covered recent developments regarding Hamas, which is increasingly in Egypt's orbit, rather than Qatar's".

As for the peace process with Israel, el-Sisi said that peace cannot be imposed by a third-party and can only be attained with the existence of a genuine readiness on both sides.

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