PM, Mubarak discuss peace talks

Egyptian FM: Basis for moving from proximity to direct talks lacking.

July 18, 2010 16:49
1 minute read.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

Mubarak and Netanyahu.. (photo credit: Associated Press)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Egypt said more work needs to be done to bridge the gap between Israel and the Palestinians before they can move to direct peace talks on Sunday.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit told reporters the basis to move from indirect to direct talks is still "lacking."

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

Geit's comment came after separate meetings between Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas earlier in the day.

None of the participants talked with reporters after the meetings.

Netanyahu and Mubarak met in Cairo Sunday to discuss the progress of peace talks with the Palestinians and weigh different means of removing the obstacles to peace in the region.

PM, Abbas to meet Mubarak in Egypt
PA not ruling out direct talks

"Under President Mubarak's leadership, Egypt is a main factor in advancing peace and stability in the region. I intend to speak with President Mubarak about ways to accelerate the entry into direct negotiations between us and the Palestinians," Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem ahead of his departure.

Before his meeting with Netanyahu, Mubarak also met with Abbas and US peace envoy George Mitchell to discuss ways to advance the peace process.

Related Content

July 22, 2018
Israel evacuates hundreds of Syrian 'White Helmets' in humanitarian effort