Correction: We mistakenly refer to Michael Wahid Hanna as being associated with the Council on Foreign Relations. Hanna is a fellow at the Century Foundation.
Egypt has stepped up negotiations on a cease-fire between Israel and the Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip on Monday. Hamas' top leader and two senior Israeli envoys were in Cairo and met separately with Egyptian officials, including President Mohammed Morsi. One of Morsi's aides said a truce deal could be imminent.
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