Egypt has denied reports saying president Mohamed Morsi sent the Israeli presidenta letter, responding to one sent by President Shimon Peres last month, according to the Egyptian media.
"There is no truth to these reports. President Morsi did not send any letter to the Israeli president," presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said an interview with Egypt's national TV.
"Everything that was published by the Israeli media does not correspond to reality," the presidential spokesman stressed.
Earlier in the day, the Israeli Presidency issued a statement saying a letter was addressed to President Peres by Morsi. The letter reportedly said that Egypt was committed to work to revive the peace process in the Middle East.
"I hope we do our best efforts to put the peace process in the Middle East back on track in order to achieve security and stability for all peoples of the region, in order to achieve security and stability for peoples of the region, including the Israeli people," Morsi wrote, Israel’s Jerusalem Post newspaper reported on Tuesday.
As a matter of fact, the Israeli president as well as his prime minister have sent two letters to Morsi. In the first they congratulated him on his victory in the presidential election, but according to Egyptian media, this letter was unanswered. In the second letter, they congratulated him and all Egyptians at the beginning of Ramadan. In addition, the Egyption media mentioned that Morsi did not respond to this letter, too.
The question rising to our minds is, what is the source of this letter that has been shown on all media? I don't think that Israelis are stupid enough to claim something that hasn't happened at all. The only explaination is that Morsi seems to be ashamed either from his party or from Egyptians to admit sending this letter to Israel, or may be there are some other reasons behind this, unknown as of yet to the media.
More as it becomes available.