Egypt's foreign minister met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday on reviving peace efforts with the Palestinians, the first such visit in almost a decade and the latest sign of warming ties.
Revealing the plan, Netanyahu said that his government will fully assist the jew residents who stand heroically in the face of vicious terrorism while referring to the two Israeli kids of Kiryat Arba killed previous year.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry described the talks between Shoukry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday as "important".
On June 29, Shoukry met Palestinian leaders during a visit to the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Shoukry's visit is considered the first active move after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had offered two months ago to start a "warm peace" between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
He warned that worsening conditions for Palestinians threatened to undermine prospects for peace. The gesture reflects Cairo's desire to reassert itself as a regional broker by attempting to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Egypt faces Islamist militants in the Sinai region south of Israel, and both countries are wary of Gaza's Hamas Islamist rulers.
According to a report on Channel 2, one of the reasons Netanyahu is hoping to schedule a meeting with Sissi before the end of the year is to outflank a French diplomatic move to hold an worldwide summit on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - something Netanyahu opposes.
Speaking to journalists alongside Netanyahu before their meeting, Shoukry said it was a "crucial and challenging juncture for the Middle East".
The Israeli prime minister said back then that he could consider the Arab peace initiative introduced in 2002 before saying that it would require amendments.
The summit provided some positive optics for Netanyahu, whose right-wing administration has faced growing criticism from Europe and the United States over the stalled peace negotiations and Israel's continued expansion of settlements in the West Bank.
And, by so doing, Egypt was shunting to the side the French, and their initiative calling for an worldwide conference in December.
Mr Shoukry says he believes a resolution is not "far-fetched", though, and has called for confidence-building measures.
Binyamin Netanyahu has said he would be willing to discuss the Arab peace plan but changes would have to be made.
The marchers demanded more security for settlements following a wave of deadly attacks carried out by Palestinians in the area during the past week.
"There's a commonality between Israel and Kenya in that they share the same concerns about terrorism and border security that we do, but on a much bigger scale", Magal Chief Executive Saar Koursh said in an interview. On Sunday, he said he was in Israel to continue the dialogue.