Egypt steps into the fray in hopes of peace for Gaza

Friday, January 09, 2009

Cairo has taken the lead in negotiating peace between Israel and Hamas. The Egyptian government is holding peace talks to end the conflict hosting Israel yesterday and Hamas tomorrow. These talks are held against a backdrop of widespread protests against the Israeli offensive in Gaza. For a closer look at the situation in Cairo we are joined by Magdi Abdelhadi, BBC's Arab affairs analyst.

"Egypt shares a border with the Gaza Strip and what happens inside the Gaza Strip matters a lot inside Egypt."
— Magdi Abdelhadi, the BBC's Arab affairs analyst, on Egypt's interest in ending the conflict in Gaza

Guests:

Magdi Abdelhadi

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