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Egypt muzzles media on US peace plan

Egypt's security services issued strict instructions to Egyptian newspapers not to publish any views contrary to the government's official line on the US-proposed Palestian-Israeli peace deal.
LUXOR, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 19: A tourist guide reads newspaper at Ramesses III. Mortuary Temple, also known as Medinet Habu Complex in west of Luxor, Egypt on February 19, 2015. The Temple is an important ancient Egypt's New Kingdom period structure, probably best known as the source of inscribed reliefs depicting the advent and defeat of the Sea Peoples during the reign of Ramesses III. (Photo by Ahmed Zakaria/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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CAIRO — An Egyptian government source told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity that the Egyptian authorities have banned the publication of any unofficial information about the United States' so-called “deal of the century,” particularly about the June “Peace to Prosperity” economic meeting held in Manama in partnership with Washington. 

The Bahrain meeting was boycotted by all of the Palestinian political parties. A group of Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco attended along with the European Union, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and some of the region's top businessmen.

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