Egyptian MP Proposes Parliamentary Delegation To Visit Israel’s Knesset

A general view show the first session of the Egyptian parliament in Cairo on July 10, 2012, after Egypt's top court rejected a decree by President Mohamed Morsi to reinstate the parliament it ruled invalid.

The Jerusalem Post reports: Shortly after the ouster of an Egyptian MP from parliament for meeting with Israel’s ambassador, another Egyptian lawmaker may find himself in similar trouble for promoting normalization with Israel.

Sayyid Faraj, an Egyptian member of parliament, has suggested that a formal delegation of the Egyptian parliament visit Israel’s Knesset

In a conversation with the Egyptian news agency ONA on Tuesday, Faraj proposed his initiative of dispatching a delegation of 10 lawmakers to visit the Knesset to discuss “Israeli-Egyptian relations, learn from Israel’s economic development and in general learn from Israel’s experience.”

Faraj emphasized that the delegation’s sole purpose is to harness Israeli knowledge in different fields for the benefit of Egypt’s development.

“I do not oppose normalization of relations with Israel, and we must communicate with Israelis,” Faraj stated.

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