An Israeli Cabinet minister voiced confidence in Egyptian efforts to broker an end to the Gaza Strip hostage crisis. National Infrastructure Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer traveled to Cairo on Thursday for talks with President Hosni Mubarak on the fate of Cpl. Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier who was abducted to Gaza on June 25.
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