The two leaders met, Sunday, and afterwards sources have said that he rejected Netanyahu’s plan for the peace process.Egyptian President Hussni Mubarak supposedly rejected Israel’s proposed plans for the borders of a future Palestinian state during a meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

He based this rejection upon what the Arab League in 2002 cited as acceptable borders for a future Palestinian state. This largely entails having the borders exist along the 1967 border as outlined in the Arab Peace Initiative and UN resolutions 242 and 338, the possibility of a few small discrepancies is allowed.

This turn of events is proving to be a hiccup to the state of Israel’s desire to start direct talks again with the Palestinians. Without Mubarak’s added pressure it is unlikely the Palestinians will have any impetus to return to talks.

Fatah and the PLO have stated that they will return to direct talks when Israel accepts the 1967 borders as those of a future Palestinian state and the addition of international observers to monitor and guard the future border. Israel rejects the latter proposition.

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