In a first, new Egyptian schoolbook teaches peace deal with Israel



The Times of Israel: The peace treaty signed between Israel and Egypt in 1979 will for the first time be taught in Egyptian schools, Army Radio reported Tuesday.

The station said a reporter had read the new schoolbook on Egypt’s modern history, which includes a chapter dealing with the Camp David agreement.

The peace deal is described in a matter-of-fact way, without bias or any attempt to present Israel in a negative light, the report said.

Opinion: One week ago, I was blessed to meet and have dinner with a pastor from Egypt who was visiting a friend in the US.

My conversation with the pastor took an unexpected turn when I found out that he teaches the 7 dispensations, Pre-Tribulation rapture, believes in a clear distinction between Israel and the Church, and reads the Bible literally.

We had a robust conversation on the current political situation in Egypt as well as the one discussed in the article regarding Anwar Sadat and his successor Hosni Mubarak, since he has been preaching for 60 years.

Under Anwar Sadat, who was assassinated by the Muslim Brotherhood in 1981 for signing a peace treaty with Israel, there was a sense of mistrust between the government and the church, that became somewhat more tolerable under Mubarak.

But during the horrific reign of the Muslim Brotherhood presidency of Mohamed Morsi (2012-13) churches were torched, pastors were harassed by the government, and death threats were common.

Pastor was very clear that the people of Egypt love their new president Abdel Fatah El-Sisi and was equally clear that the Muslim Brotherhood was and is feared by the Christian community and that the Obama administration is not trusted.


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