Gaza deal seals major role for Egypt’s president

Posted: November 22, 2012 at 1:26 a.m.

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi talks Wednesday with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Cairo in this photo released by Morsi’s office.

In the week since Gaza turned into a war zone, the palace of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in suburban Cairo has turned into the Middle East’s diplomacy central. The Islamist leader, who refuses to talk to Israelis or even say the country’s name, mediated for Israel and emerged as a major regional player.

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