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February 11, 2011

Mubarak slammed U.S. in phone call with Israeli MK before resignation

http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/mubarak_slammed_us_in_phone_call_with_israeli_mk_before_resignation_2011021

Hosni Mubarak had harsh words for the United States and what he described as its misguided quest for democracy in the Middle East in a telephone call with an Israeli lawmaker a day before he quit as Egypt’s president.

The legislator, former cabinet minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, said on TV Friday that he came away from the 20-minute conversation on Thursday with the feeling the 82-year-old leader realized “it was the end of the Mubarak era”.

“He had very tough things to say about the United States,” said Ben-Eliezer, a member of the Labor Party who has held talks with Mubarak on numerous occasions while serving in various Israeli coalition governments.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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