Friday, January 4, 2008

Praying for the Pharaoh: Israeli premier says he prays daily for Egyptian president's health

"JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Tuesday that he is grateful for President Hosni Mubarak's leadership of neighboring Egypt and prays for him daily, in comments apparently aimed at defusing tension between the two countries which soared after Israeli accusations that Egypt turns a blind eye at Palestinian arms smuggling into Gaza.

"When I even think of how things would be if we were dealing with people other than Mubarak, well, I pray every day for his well-being and good health," Olmert told the English-language Jerusalem Post daily in a New Year interview published Tuesday......."

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