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Israel called on the United States and a number of European countries over the weekend to curb their criticism of President Hosni Mubarak to preserve stability in the region.

Jerusalem seeks to convince its allies that it is in the West's interest to maintain the stability of the Egyptian regime. The diplomatic measures came after statements in Western capitals implying that the United States and European Union supported Mubarak's ouster.

Israeli officials are keeping a low profile on the events in Egypt, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu even ordering cabinet members to avoid commenting publicly on the issue.

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Could there be any stronger indication that the United States' alliance with Israel is little more than a Cold War relic? When it is in the United States' "genuine interests" to prop up a massively unpopular president-for-life, maybe it's time to reconsider some priorities.

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Watch both videos!




The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
King Abdullah II of Jordan
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The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive - King Abdullah II of Jordan Extended Interview
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

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With reasonable, well-spoken moderates like King Abdullah II of Jordan playing a part in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, perhaps there is hope for a better, peaceful future in the Middle East after all. Everyone should see this interview. Mainstream media should be covering it.

So, this week, Stephen Colbert goes to Congress to testify on immigration and worker's rights and Jon Stewart interviews the King of Jordan? What are FOX and CNN doing, sitting on their asses? Why do we even bother watching "real" news anymore?

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