Report: Mubarak was offered asylum in Israel

Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, a Labour party member of parliament, told Army Radio that he and Mr Netanyahu, the prime minister, said Mr Mubarak could stay in the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat.

“I met Mubarak in Sharm el-Sheikh and I told him that it was a short distance and that it might be a good chance to heal himself,” Mr Ben-Eliezer said. “I am convinced that the Israel government would have accepted him but he declined the offer because he was a patriot.”