Director of the Foreign Ministry, Rafi Barak, expressed indignation at the statements of senior Egyptian officials, including Prime Minister Isam Sharaf. He stressed to the Egyptian ambassador, Yasser Reda, at the meeting that the agreements should be honored literally.

On Thursday, in an interview with a Turkish television station, the Prime Minister of Egypt said the peace treaty with Israel is not sacred, and is always open for discussion. According to Sharaf, the agreement could be changed if it “would benefit the region and help create a just peace.”