Labor MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, who is close to Mubarak and met on Tuesday with a senior Egyptian official, said Mubarak's regime was strong and stable. He said there was no Egyptian who was serious enough competition for Mubarak to lead an effort against him.
"I don't think it is possible [for there to be a revolution in Egypt]," Ben-Eliezer told Army Radio. "I see things calming down soon. Israel cannot do anything about what is happening there. All we can do is express our support for Mubarak and hope the riots pass quietly."