Israel urges world leaders to stick with Mubarak

Ambassadors to U.S., Canada, Russia and China asked to stress Egypt's stability

Israel is urging several countries to curb their criticism of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s regime, according to a report in Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper. On Saturday, Israeli ambassadors were asked “to stress to their host countries the importance of Egypt’s stability.” Americans and Europeans are being swayed by public opinion, one senior Israeli official told the newspaper, and aren’t carefully considering their own interests. “Jordan and Saudi Arabia see the reactions in the West, how everyone is abandoning Mubarak, and this will have very serious implications.” Egypt is a crucial strategic ally to Israel in the Middle East.


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