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ISRAEL, EGYPT: Security around Egyptian embassy in Tel Aviv considered

February 1, 2011 |  2:29 am

Tel Aviv police Cmdr. Shahar Ayalon met with Yasser Rada, Egypt's ambassador to Israel,  to discuss security arrangements around the Egyptian embassy in Tel Aviv in the event that protesters  against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak turn up, media reported Tuesday.


So far, things are quiet and coordination is probably just to be on the safe side. A few days ago, a group of activists held a demonstration outside the embassy, waving Palestinian, Egyptian and Tunisian flags in solidarity with Egyptian protesters, and called for Mubarak's resignation.  The protesters, young and earnest, hardly seemed a security threat, but officials apparently were being careful.

-- Batsheva Sobelman in Jerusalem.

Above: Solidarity with Egypt in Tel Aviv, via Youtube.