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ADL Denounces Egypt for Attempting to Block Israeli Participation in Economic Summit

New York, NY, January 24, 2001 Ö The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed concern at reports that an Israeli delegation was barred from attending an annual economic summit in Egypt. The union of Egyptian chambers of commerce blocked Israelís attendance at the Euro-Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce meeting, which was scheduled for January 22-23 in Cairo, then postponed.

"It is very troubling that Israelís earliest peace partner, who has played a leading role in facilitating Israeli-Arab negotiations, would exclude Israeli participants from a conference that was intended to foster economic cooperation between Middle Eastern and European states," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "The exclusion of Israeli participants in this forum goes against the normalization agreements between Israel and Egypt and is contrary to the path of peace chosen by Egyptís leaders."

ADL is urging all participants in the forum to ensure Israelís inclusion, once the meeting has been rescheduled. "In the spirit of economic cooperation and in the interest of stability for the Mideast region, all delegations to the Euro-Mediterranean conference should be included in the meeting," said Foxman.

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