Egyptian President to White House Today

Mubarak to meet Obama to discuss Middle East policies

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

President Obama is set to meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak today. The meeting is likely to be tense, as Obama is expected to push Egypt to make small – but important – concessions towards Israel. The Middle East peace process has been stalled for some time; if President Obama convinces Egypt to work with Israel, will this be the catalyst to once again restart progress in the Middle East? Michael Slackman, the Cairo bureau chief for the New York Times, joins us from Cairo with the Egyptian reaction to the two presidents' meeting.


Michael Slackman

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