Note that the new Egyptian government wants Hamas to make a deal for two reasons: 1. They want to help Hamas win elections. 2. They want Palestinian unrepentant killers back on the streets. (or have they dropped the Park Hotel Passover Seder Killer from the list?) On a side note, notwithstanding their motivations, any push towards compromise on the other side (for once!) is indeed a good thing. I am however waiting for the inevitable delegation of leftist Israelis to go on TV and hold a press conference telling the Egyptians and Hamas that they needent compromise, and it's all Netanyahu's fault if a deal isn't worked out, and Netanyahu has to make the compromises.
Ofir Akunis officially replaces Danny Danon as minister of science, technology, and space (Haaretz)
from the article: Egypt pushing Hamas to soften stance on Shalit deal