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        9/8/2011, Elul 9, 5771

      Yishai to Egypt: Lead a Real Israel-PA Effort


      Interior Minister Eli Yishai called on Egypt, Thursday to lead a genuine diplomatic process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The call came during a meeting with Egyptian Ambassador to Israel, Yasser Rida, at Yishai's office. The ambassador said he came to ask the same thing, adding that the meeting showed his admiration for the minister and the importance of continued relations between Egypt and Israel, which are dependent on the diplomatic track between Israel and the PA.

      The Shas party chairman also asked for Egypt's continued efforts for the release of abducted soldier Gilad Shalit.