Israeli Ambassador Returns to Egypt After Nine Month Absence

Israeli ambassador to Egypt David Govrin YouTube screengrab
Israeli ambassador to Egypt David Govrin YouTube screengrab

The Jerusalem Post reports: Israel’s Ambassador to Egypt David Govrin returned to Cairo on Tuesday, some nine months after he and the entire embassy staff were pulled out of the country because of security concerns.

The online newspaper Egypt Independent reported that Govrin flew into Cairo’s airport with a staff of eight diplomats, and was then escorted by a “large security motorcade” to Israel’s embassy.

While the Foreign Ministry would not comment on the report, Zionist Union MK Ksenia Svetlova, a member of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee who has been urging the return of the diplomats to Cairo, welcomed the move. She said that Govrin has been fulfilling his ambassadorial duties from Israel for months.

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