Israel: Mubarak did not reject realignment

Officials in Jerusalem expressed satisfaction early Monday that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak did not reject Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's realignment plan at a press conference the two held in Sharm e-Sheikh in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday. Responding to a reporter's question regarding his support for the unilateral withdrawal plan, Mubarak said that if the Israelis and Palestinians failed to advance the negotiations between them, a "different discussion" would be required, Israel Radio reported.