Special report: Palestine-Israel
JERUSALEM, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Foreign Minister
Tzipi Livni was invited to Cairo for talks on Thursday with Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak about a new truce between Israel and Palestinian militants in the
Gaza Strip, Livni's office said in a statement on Monday.
Livni is expected to tell Mubarak that Israel is
prepared to consider offers, but she would also complain about the ongoing
rockets and mortars attacks against Israel over the past month.
The foreign minister is also set to discuss with
Mubarak the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
The invitation was extended to Livni on Sunday by her
Egyptian counterpart, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, in a telephone conversation, according
to the on-line report of local daily Ha'aretz.
Earlier Monday, Livni told U.S. Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice on phone that Israel would not continue to tolerate rocket
attacks from Gaza.
"The situation in which Hamas continues to fire at
Israelis and Israeli communities is unacceptable," said Livni.
Meanwhile, Livni also instructed Israel's ambassadors
around the world to launch a global effort in a bid to secure backing for the
anticipated operation in the Gaza Strip.
A six-month truce, brokered by Egypt between Israel
and Gaza militant groups, expired last Friday following failed efforts to resume
the truce or extend it for another six