Israel high court overturned a ban on Palestinian use of a highway that cuts through the West Bank ahead of a visit by US Middle East Envoy George Mitchell next week.
Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu and Egypt President Mubarak met in Cairo and discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process ahead of a visit by US envoy George Mitchell. The two leaders also discussed captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Peace envoy's trip is part of sweeping effort to demonstrate a broader US approach toward regional peace.
Israeli officials see opportunity to turn Gaza over to Egypt to provide services.