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Israel Looks to U.S. for Help With Muslim Brotherhood

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CS Monitor – US secretaries of state usually devote their visits to the region shuttling between the Israelis and Palestinians, but as Hillary Clinton began her one-day stopover today, the focus is on two countries needing US mediation: Israel and Egypt.

Instead of filling the diplomatic vacuum that has existed since former leader Hosni Mubarak was ousted in 2011 and bolstering ties between the two neighbors, the recent election of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi to the presidency has only exacerbated Israeli anxiety about an erosion in the countries’ 33-year peace deal.

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