Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a secret meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in May. According to reports, Netanyahu flew to Cairo with a small delegation on May 22 and discussed a Hamas cease-fire. The met publicly for the first time in September 2017.
Peace talks have taken place in Cairo between Egyptian, Palestinian and international diplomats to try and secure a peaceful resolution to the current stand-off between Israel and Hamas-run Gaza. Increased tensions have led to fears that there could be another regional war.