Analysis Confusion Reigns in Cairo as Sides Remain Far Apart

Egypt's president doesn't think Hamas and Israel will reach an agreement in coming days, while the Palestinians aren't even sure who's authorized to agree on their behalf.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi is in no hurry. Today he will hold his first official visit to Saudi Arabia, during which he will thank King Abdullah for his strong support of both him and Egyptian policies. He will also request an expansion of the financial aid that is so vital to Egypt, as well as coordinating future steps regarding Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.