The Israeli ambassador to Cairo was forced to flee the capital Saturday after protesters raided the building housing the embassy overnight, prompting the authorities to declare a state of high alert.
REUTERS - Israel flew its ambassador home on Saturday after Egyptians stormed the building housing the Israeli mission in Cairo, plunging Egypt's ruling army deeper into its toughest diplomatic crisis since taking over from Hosni Mubarak.
KATHRYN STAPLEY REPORTS FROM CAIRO
Israeli ambassador Yitzhak Levanon, staff and family members arrived home on Saturday but one diplomat stayed in Egypt to maintain the embassy, an Israeli official said.
Date created : 2011-09-10