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Israel Casts Makeshift Cairo Embassy as Buttress to Ties With Egypt

Israel has opened its new Cairo embassy inside its ambassador's residence, saying on Thursday that holdups in finding separate premises as is customary had encumbered an already challenging relationship with Egypt. Egypt was the first of a handful of Arab countries to recognize Israel, with a U.S.-sponsored 1979 peace accord but Egyptian attitudes to their neighbor have often been hostile. Israel's previous embassy, in the upper stories of a sooty apartment block on the Nile...

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