'PM expects talks without delay'

Netanyahu reportedly gives Mubarak reassuring message on negotiations with Palestinians.

Mubarak Netanyahu 311  (photo credit: Associated Press)
Mubarak Netanyahu 311
(photo credit: Associated Press)
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 anatmosphere conducive to “real peace negotiations,” and said Israel muststop its military operations in the West Bank and lift the blockadeimposed on Gaza.
He warned Netanyahu that Israel’s actions onthe Temple Mount and its inclusion of Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchson the national heritage list were torpedoing peace efforts andprovoking Arabs and Muslims.