Israel's Netanyahu heads to Egypt for talks

Netanyahu said he had requested the meeting with Mubarak after talks that Egypt's intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman, held in Israel last week.

Israel's Netanyahu heads to Egypt for talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would hold talks in Egypt on Tuesday with President Hosni Mubarak to seek ways to promote "Middle East peacemaking."

Netanyahu said he had requested the meeting with Mubarak after talks that Egypt's intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman, held in Israel last week.

The declared objective of Tuesday's trip is to discuss "Mideast peacemaking". But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is also expected to discuss negotiations to swap hundreds of Palestinians imprisoned in Israel for an Israeli soldier captured in 2006.

Egypt and Germany have been mediating those talks.

Through the mediators, Israel has forwarded its latest proposal to Hamas. Hamas leaders are weighing the response.


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