Photo Credit: Courtesy, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Chaim Koren presents his credentials to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at the presidential palace in Cairo.

For the first time ever, Coptic Christians in Egypt were able to greet the president of their country on the most important holiday of their faith.

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is the first Egyptian leader ever to attend Christmas mass at Cairo’s Abbasiya Cathedral, where he greeted Coptic Christians in a speech.


Sisi’s attendance at the religious service was preceded by a heavy security presence, especially due to prior attacks on Christian sites by radical Islamists.

The president congratulated Egypt’s Coptic community on the occasion of the holiday, and maintained that all Egyptians are as “one hand.”


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


  1. i wounder Ya Jews !
    how come a Slavic Jew person ..lives in Jerusalem as one of its people !

    just coz his a Jew he have the right to STEAL others land ?

    according to this logic !!
    im Muslim from Egypt do i have the right to steal Saudi Arabia land and live in it as one of its people !???

    Remember :
    whenever there’s a darkness the sun well always come !

  2. Muhammad Masta, your mistake is believing that any neighborhood where a Muslim once lived is Muslim land forever, for X miles in any direction, so no Jew can live there, and where you get to define X by choosing your favorite number.

    Get over it, buddy, that's not how the world works.

  3. Compared to the muslim brotherhood president that got booted out, el sisi is great. I’m glad that you believe any “real” muslim would visit church, and I know most muslims are not terrorists. I also remember that nazis were only about 7% of the german population. The rest just didn’t fight against the 7%. Sound familiar?

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