Brotherhood´s Mursi: We must focus on Palestinians (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Roi Kais Published: 04.21.12, 21:11)
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Muslim Brotherhood´s presidential candidate Mohamed Mursi launches
presidential campaign under banner of ´Islam is the Solution´
Mohamed Mursi, the Muslim Brotherhood´s new presidential candidate,
officially launched his campaign on Saturday, under the banner "Islam
is the Solution."
Mursi, who was named the movement´s candidate after the
disqualification of Khairat al-Shater, held a press conference and
told reporters that under his regime, Cairo would respect its
Asked whether he would meet with Israeli officials Mursi said: "The
president is obligated to express the people´s wishes and honor all
international agreements, but he cannot be made to execute any
He further stressed the he would lend special priority to the
"We intend to make the Palestinian issue our main issue. It should be
like that for whoever is elected as the president of Egypt. We can
definitely stand up to the world and say that the Palestinians have
rights," he pledged.
Mursi´s main rival in the elections, former Arab League Secretary
General Amr Moussa, also addressed Israel-Egypt relation Saturday,
while touring the Aswan province.
Moussa said that under his leadership, "We will demand that the
Middle East become a free of nuclear weapons and that that measure
will be imposed on Israel before it is imposed on Iran."
Moussa´s hard-line politics vis-à-vis Jerusalem are known and he has
recently stated that if elected – he would demand the revision of the
Israel-Egypt peace treaty. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet
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