Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday said that his concern and the concern of numerous leaders who
he has spoken to over the last few days is that Egypt doesn't fall into
the hands of Islamic radicals. Netanyahu made his comments at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Merkel said that she had been in contact with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and
urged him to begin a dialogue with the opposition. She denied the
characterization that the West has abandoned Mubarak overnight, saying
that she raised issues of personal freedoms when she had met the Egyptian president on
numerous occasions in the past.