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Article posted: 11/21/2012 8:35 PM

Egyptian leader earns respect of U.S., Israel

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo Wednesday. Morsi's job brokering an Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire has re-established Egypt's major role in Mideast affairs.

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The Gaza cease-fire deal reached Thursday marks a startling trajectory for Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi: an Islamist leader who refuses to talk to Israelis or even say the country's name mediated for it and finally turned himself into Israel's de facto protector.
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