Mideast Egypt Israel

April 23, 2012 - 9:35 AM
FILE - In this Monday, July 4, 2011 file photo, flames rise after an explosion near the town of El-Arish, Egypt, 30 miles (50 kilometers) from the border with Israel after unidentified assailants blew up the Egyptian pipeline that carries gas to Israel and Jordan, starting a fire and disrupting the flow of the gas, security officials said. Israel's prime minister is playing down the Egyptian decision to halt gas exports to Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, April 23, 2012, that the cutoff was the result of a "business dispute" between Israeli and Egyptian companies.(AP Photo, File)