Peres and Mubarak hold talks

Middle East peace high on agenda of meeting between Israeli and Egyptian presidents.

    Israel is relying on Egypt to broker a deal with Hamas for the release of the detained soldier Shalit [Reuters]

    Peres is expected to return to Israel on Sunday evening. 
     
    The visit comes a day after Mubarak was quoted by the Kuwait News Agency as accusing Israel of undermining the peace process.

    "You are placing new obstacles in the path to peace through your call to recognise the Jewish character of the state, to negotiate on interim borders for the Palestinian state and ruling out al-Quds from the final status negotiations," Mubarak reportedly said.

    He also urged Israel to lift the siege of Gaza and to answer calls for peace "within a specified time frame and [with] clear guarantees".

    Egypt, which has been working to mediate reconciliation between Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, has not lost hope, Mubarak was quoted as saying.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.