Israeli FM due in Cairo for Talks with Mubarak
Israeli Foreign Minister Slomo Ben Ami is due to arrive in Cairo on Wednesday for talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to discuss the violence in the region, reported Iran News Agency (IRNA).
Ben Ami was also to meet with Egyptian foreign minister Amr Moussa.
Mubarak visited Syria on Monday for talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad about the "critical situation in the Middle East."
Mubarak said Sunday that Israel was stirring fears and "poisoning the atmosphere" in the Middle East with electioneering talk of war, said AFP.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, who resigned last month to pave the way for early elections on February 6 amid waning support for peace concessions, warned of a regional war if no settlement is struck with the Palestinians.
Mubarak said he "had doubts about the possibility of reaching any agreement before the end" of US President Bill Clinton's term on January 20, added IRNA.
Egypt, which in 1979 became the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel, plays a key role in trying to bridge the gap between its allies the Palestinians and the Jewish state -- Albawaba.com
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