JERUSALEM -- An Egyptian activist is taking an unusual step - visiting Israel on a peace mission.
Maikel Nabil says the Middle East has "had enough violence and confrontation."
Israel and Egypt signed a peace treaty in 1979, but relations have been cool, and visits like this are rare.
The 26-year-old blogger says he came to help mend ties strained further after the ouster of longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak last year. Egypt's dominant Muslim Brotherhood is hostile to Israel.