No Light at The End of The Tunnel

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak tried but failed to win freedom for Israel's three missing soldiers, whose capture by Hamas and Hizballah triggered Israel's attacks in the Gaza Strip and then Lebanon. A veteran mediator in the Arab-Israeli conflict, Mubarak had advice for all the parties in written answers to questions from TIME's Cairo bureau chief, Scott MacLeod. (Longer excerpts appear in

TIME: What should be done?

MUBARAK: Military operations will not solve Israel's problems with Hizballah. An immediate cease-fire is the utmost priority. Cessation of hostilities would create the environment conducive to addressing such problems in a candid...

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