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Egypt VP favored by Israel to succeed Mubarak, cables show

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Israel has long seen Omar Suleiman, Egypt's recently appointed vice president, as the successor to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, US State Department cables released by secrets outlet WikiLeaks show.

One document detailed Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak's 2008 meeting with Suleiman, the then-Egyptian spy chief, as recalled by Israel's Arab Affairs Adviser David Hacham.