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EGYPT: Israeli president calls President Mubarak a peacemaker

Peres Israeli President Shimon Peres defended beleagured Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday.

“In spite of all the attacks against President Mubarak, I know him for many years, throughout his presidency, and I accredit him as one of the persons who saved many lives by preventing war in the Middle East, who saved lives of Egyptians, of Arabs, of Israelis, by not allowing to renew a war," Peres said at the EFI Policy Conference in Jerusalem.

He said Mubarak's contribution to peace would never be forgotten.

—  Molly Hennessy-Fiske

 Photo: Israeli President Shimon Peres speaks at the EFI Policy Conference in Jerusalem. Credit: Bernat Armangue/Associated Press

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Israeli President Shimon Peres defended beleagured Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak's contribution to peace would never be forgotten.
On the other hand Israel who killed thousands of Palestinian people among women & children in the last 30 years , Muslim world never be forgotten. We never forget Israel's stop the water , oil & food supply for in Gaza.
The undeclared war between Palestinian people & State of Israel never be stop.As a matter of fact , the Arab revolution provide more success , prosperity, and a home land for Palestinian people .

President Obama’s brief statement reminded many of us of the hectoring tone Jimmy Carter adopted towards the Shah in the late 1970s over Iran’s human rights record. Carter treated the Shah like an international pariah and the democratic government replacing him imploded and was replaced by Ayatollah Khomeini’s Islamic revolution. Obama, like the neoconservative ideologues who briefly seized control of the Bush administration, clearly has a vision of bringing full-scale democracy to the Middle East. In his 2009 Cairo speech, Obama said that resolving the intractable Israel-Palestinian dispute was the centre piece of his foreign policy. Accomplishing that goal with Mubarak’s conservative, pro-Western regime replaced by the anti-Israel, Muslim Brotherhood will be a neat trick.

Just one more proof that Mubarak was Israel's lapdog. A true leader of Egypt would have helped the Palestinean people to have their own nation based on pre-1967 territorial integrity.


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