Israeli-Palestinian crisis: Egypt calls for cease-fire; Rice wants talks

2008-03-05 00:00

CAIRO — Egypt called yesterday for a cease-fire between Israel and the Islamist movement Hamas in Gaza, but the United States said only negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority could lead to lasting peace.

Rice arrived in the region yesterday to try to persuade Israelis and Palestinians to quickly resume U.S.-sponsored peace talks suspended over the Israeli offensive. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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