A new chapter in Egypt-Israel normalisation?

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Al-Araby

In what Egyptian activists described as a new chapter of Egypt-Israel normalisation, the first-ever commercial flight by the national airliner EgyptAir landed in Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport on 3 October. Both countries agreed that four EgyptAir flights will fly to Tel Aviv weekly. Since the 1980s, the only flights between Cairo and Tel Aviv have been operated by unmarked planes – under the company Air Sinai, a subsidiary of EgyptAir, unfamiliar to many Egyptians without the country’s flag. It’s complicated According to political sociologist Dr Said Sadek, Egypt is picking up on regional tren…

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