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Egypt recalls ambassador to Israel in wake of fresh violence Excerpt:

Ambassador Mohammed Bassiouni, called back by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, was expected to meet with authorities in Cairo, the capital. It was unclear what Egypt's next move would be.

As violence has increased in recent weeks between Israelis and Palestinians, Egypt quietly has begun allowing demonstrations against Israel. Such displays are officially prohibited.

During an Arab summit in October, leaders agreed to re-evaluate ties with Israel if the violence didn't stop. While Egypt has condemned Israel for the ongoing clashes with Palestinians, the withdrawal of its ambassador is its strongest sign of disapproval so far.

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-- meg davis (, November 21, 2000

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