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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expects to launch peace negotiations with the Palestinians without delay, the premier told Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in a telephone conversation on Tuesday night, according to Egyptian television.
Netanyahu reportedly expressed hope that Cairo would continue to support peace efforts.
According to the report, Mubarak urged Netanyahu to create an
atmosphere conducive to “real peace negotiations,” and said Israel must
stop its military operations in the West Bank and lift the blockade
imposed on Gaza.
He warned Netanyahu that Israel’s actions on
the Temple Mount and its inclusion of Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs
on the national heritage list were torpedoing peace efforts and
provoking Arabs and Muslims.