Netanyahu to hold talks with Mubarak
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will go to Egypt for talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak before the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah (New Year) next week. According to Israeli press reports, the prime minister's office confirmed the visit on Tuesday morning after it was reported by Arabic news outlets. The two leaders will discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and West Bank settlement construction, Israel Radio reported.
Netanyahu's trip will follow talks in Cairo over the weekend by Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was also recently in Egypt, where he met with Mubarak.
The Israeli premier previously met with Mubarak in Egypt in May.