Israeli, Egyptian leaders to discuss peacemaking
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Jan 6, 5:28 AM (ET)

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's prime minister says he will discuss Mideast peacemaking with Egypt's leader, as well as the common threat posed by Iranian-backed militant groups.

Benjamin Netanyahu says Gaza-based Hamas militants and Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas want to "disturb the quiet" but "we will not let them."

Both groups have warred with Israel. Egypt is worried by their Islamic militancy and Iranian ties.

Netanyahu said in a statement that he and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would also discuss stalemated Israeli-Palestinian peace talks when they meet in Egypt later Thursday.

The Palestinians say they will not resume talks without a complete freeze in settlement building.

Israel rejects that demand.






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