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Mubarak trod fine line in Arab world by keeping peace with Israel

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Published: 28 February 2020

Last updated: 4 March 2024

He wanted peace to relieve Egypt of a military burden but he also wanted to regain the stature it lost by signing the peace treaty

Hosni Mubarak: Mr Cold Peace (Jerusalem Post)
Mubarak wanted peace to relieve Egypt of a massive military burden in having to be ready for war with Israel. But he also wanted to regain the stature it lost by signing the treaty with Israel.

Mubarak kept peace treaty but shunned deeper ties with Israel (Times of Israel)
Israeli ex-envoy says Egyptian leader didn’t make major efforts to advance agricultural, cultural cooperation; expert says he was keen on advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace

Israel feared the day after Mubarak's death for years. they didn't expect this (Haaretz)
Egypt-watchers who analysed the former president's every cough never thought he would die years after being deposed in a popular revolution


Saudi King Salman hosts rabbi in official residence for first time (Jerusalem Post)
King tells group of leaders from five religions that Saudi Arabia is returning to the era of Islamic openness of earlier ages.

Photo: Mubarak with world leaders in 1996 (Jerome Delay/AP)

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