Why's Shalom Going to Geneva?

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - Why doesn't Shalom call on Mubarak in Cairo? The reason is precisely because the current government wants to break the habit of building up Egypt's stature as the regional conciliator and stabilizer without getting conciliation or stability in return. Just last month it was Egypt that led the charge against Israel's first General Assembly resolution in some 25 years, calling for the protection of Israeli children from Palestinian terrorism. From the Egyptian point of view, the role it has played in the Cairo ceasefire talks, as well as Mubarak's meeting with Shalom, can be used to find favor in Washington.

2003-12-10 00:00:00

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