Gamal in Lebanon

Look at how the Egyptian government is scurrying to face public outrage over its stance on this conflict:

An Egyptian military flight arrived in Beirut Tuesday carrying relief aid and 70 officials and public figures _ including President Hosni Mubarak's son Gamal _ who joined the trip to express their support for war-torn Lebanon. Egypt's ministers of information, health, and industry and foreign trade; the leaders of several minor opposition parties, and top actors departed Cairo for a visit of several hours to deliver medical supplies to Lebanon and visit the wounded at hospitals. The Egyptian delegation was scheduled to meet Lebanese President Emile Lahoud, Prime Minister Fuad Saniora and Parliament speaker Nabih Berri.
Update: Here's a lengthier Haaretz story.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,