The top U.S. Middle East envoy is in Egypt and will discuss Israeli-Palestinian relations with leaders there. William Burns, assistant secretary of state for the Near East, met with Egyptian leaders Tuesday. Egypt has a central role in ensuring a smooth transition should Israel withdraw from the Gaza Strip next year.
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