Photo Credit: Egyptair.com
Egyptair flight.

The first Middle Eastern nation to sign a peace treaty with Israel is further tightening its ties with the Jewish State.

The first direct commercial EgyptAir flight from Cairo to Tel Aviv landed Sunday morning at Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport.

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Israel greeted the Airbus A220-300 with huge arching water jets on the runway.

The state-owned Egyptian carrier is slated to fly the Cairo-Tel Aviv-Cairo route four times weekly.

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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 Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.