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Israel Catches Overflow of Egyptian Ire in Blue Nile Dam Dispute

When Ethiopia announced it had completed the second phase of filling the dam’s reservoir, Egypt realized that its diplomatic efforts and threats of using military force against Ethiopia had run aground

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The long and detailed tweet published by Israel’s embassy in Cairo earlier this week carried a tone of concern, even alarm. “We emphasize, with a resolve that requires no interpretation, that everything published in the media about Israel’s involvement in the Renaissance Dam is wrong and groundless. … We adopt a neutral stance in relation to both sides of this issue. Israel has enough water and we’re always willing to place our technological know how in these matters at Egypt’s disposal.”

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