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  • Is Hamas trying to change its stripes?

    February 7, 2012 | 4:52 pm

    Is Hamas trying to change its stripes?

    Terrorist attacks against Israelis appear to be on pause, and rocket fire from Gaza is down significantly. The Hamas leader in Damascus, Khaled Meshaal, is trying to distance himself from the Assad regime and align Hamas with the forces of the...

  • Detained in Cairo

    December 19, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    I had been abused and beaten and had my camera confiscated all in the confines of the cabinet building, the headquarters of Egypt’s nascent democracy. Now, for the better part of an hour, I was languishing in a makeshift holding pen somewhere at the entrance of the building.

    A...

  • Muslim Brotherhood rally calls to ‘kill all Jews’

    November 27, 2011 | 10:45 am

    The Muslim Brotherhood held an anti-Israel rally in a Cairo mosque that reportedly called to “one day kill all Jews.”

    Some 5,000 people participated in the Nov. 25 rally, during which they made the call about killing Jews—a quote from the Koran—a reporter for Israel’s daily Yediot...

  • Egypt army head says military does not want power

    November 22, 2011 | 11:05 am

    Egypt’s army would quit power immediately if the people voted for it in a referendum and a presidential election will be held by mid-2012, the head of the ruling military council said on Tuesday.

    In a speech announcing concessions to protesters who massed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to...

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  • US urges that Egypt’s elections go forward

    November 21, 2011 | 11:28 am

    The United States urged Egypt to go ahead with elections despite an upsurge in violence on Monday and urged restraint on all sides.

    The death toll had risen to 33 as police in Cairo fought protesters demanding an end to army rule in the worst violence since the uprising that ousted...

  • Egypt unrest may hasten currency crisis

    November 21, 2011 | 11:27 am

    Violent unrest in Egypt threatens to accelerate the country’s slide toward a currency crisis, forcing a sharp depreciation of the Egyptian pound in coming months and conceivably prompting Cairo to impose capital controls.

    Even before this month’s clashes between government forces...

  • Arab League calls for more Palestinian aid

    October 3, 2011 | 11:18 am

    The Arab League called on its member states to offer more financial aid to the Palestinians in response to a report that the United States has frozen $200 million in assistance.

    Britain’s Independent newspaper over the weekend wrote that the U.S. Congress had withheld the aid for...

  • Israeli diplomats return to Cairo embassy

    September 19, 2011 | 4:17 pm

    Four Israeli diplomats and security personnel have returned to Israel’s embassy in Cairo after being evacuated amid violent protests.

    The envoys—a consul, an adviser and the chief of security and his deputy, according to reports—returned to Cairo to a new building and will deal only...

  • Embassy attack in Egypt stokes Israeli fears of new Egypt

    September 13, 2011 | 2:11 pm

    Retired Israeli Air Force pilot Uri Dromi remembers the day 34 years ago when Egyptian President Anwar Sadat landed in Israel to tell the Israeli people that he was ready to make peace.

    Dromi, who had flown missions in the 1967 Six-Day War against Egypt, had been assigned to escort...

  • AIPAC, AJC praise Obama on Cairo intervention

    September 12, 2011 | 11:43 am

    AIPAC and the American Jewish Committee praised the Obama administration for its intervention on behalf of Israel’s besieged Cairo embassy.

    “AIPAC appreciates the immediate intervention by President Obama and the U.S. Administration to guarantee the safety of Israeli diplomats and...

  • Egypt, Israel seek normality after embassy storming

    September 12, 2011 | 1:34 am

    Egypt and Israel said on Sunday they wanted a return to normal diplomatic activities after the Israeli ambassador flew home following the storming of the embassy in Cairo during violent protests.

    Egypt’s army, which took over when Hosni Mubarak was ousted on February 11, has...

  • U.S. told Egypt it must rescue Israeli embassy workers or suffer ‘consequences,’ sources say

    September 10, 2011 | 10:58 pm

    The United States told Egypt’s military rulers during an attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo that they must act quickly in order to prevent Israeli personnel from being attacked by Egyptian protesters, Haaretz learned on Saturday.

    According to senior U.S. source that were...

  • Egypt vows to try those who targeted Israel mission

    September 10, 2011 | 10:50 pm

    Egypt’s army rulers vowed on Saturday to try those behind the violence that pushed Israel to evacuate its ambassador from Cairo, as they struggled to contain public fury against the Jewish state while fending off U.S. criticism.

    Washington, which has poured billions of dollars in...

  • Israeli embassy personnel in Cairo rescued from violent protests

    September 10, 2011 | 10:37 pm

    Some 80 personnel and family members of Israel’s embassy in Cairo are safe after being removed in an emergency rescue operation.

    During a riot outside the embassy Friday night, violent protesters broke down the eight-foot-high security wall surrounding the embassy compound and...

  • Israeli flag again flies in Cairo

    August 30, 2011 | 10:20 am

    The Israeli flag is flying again over the country’s embassy in Cairo, more than a week after it was ripped down by demonstrators.

    The flag was replaced on Monday, flying alongside an Egyptian flag that had been placed there in its absence, according to Ynet.

    Egyptian protester...

  • Gaza rocket lands in Egypt as border tension simmers

    August 24, 2011 | 9:33 am

    A woman was injured by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into the Egyptian town of Rafah on Wednesday, Egypt’s state news agency MENA reported, as tension simmered in the region after a spate of cross-border violence.

    The woman was taken to hospital with light injuries, said a...

  • Fatah, Hamas agree to reconciliation deal

    April 27, 2011 | 11:17 am

    The rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have agreed to a reconciliation deal.

    The surprise deal to form an interim government and hold general elections within a year was reached in secret negotiations in Cairo between the two sides, according to reports. A formal...

  • In Egypt, joy and elation 30 years in the making

    February 16, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    There was disappointment and sadness hours earlier. Some people, thousands in fact, had already camped outside the presidential palace to force the president to leave. Others vowed to continue to stay in the square of the Egyptian capital, braving the cold, and sometimes the rains,...

  • Courage in Cairo: Reflecting on Jewish martyrs and heroes

    February 15, 2011 | 4:35 pm

    As seen in The Jewish Week

    Putting politics and Israel aside, the most impressive part of the events in Cairo was the fearlessness and courage of the protesting Egyptians. We asked Rabbi Jill Jacobs to offer perspective on placing life in harm’s way. What should we be prepared to...

  • With Egypt in turmoil, Israel rethinks readiness for multi-front war

    February 15, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    Although it’s still far from clear how the uprising in Egypt is going to play out, the volatility there is already raising questions in Israel about the Jewish state’s readiness for a war on several fronts.

    The optimistic view in Israel is that a wave of democracy will sweep the...

  • Mubarak to address Egyptian nation [VIDEO]

    February 10, 2011 | 11:20 am

    Despite reports that President Hosni Mubarak will announce Thursday night that he is yielding power to the nation’s military, an information minister denied on state television Thursday evening that the embattled leader is stepping down.

    From CNN:

    Other reports suggested Mubarak...

  • Report: Mubarak to step down from Egypt government within hours

    February 10, 2011 | 9:57 am

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will reportedly step down from Egypt’s government on Thursday evening, according to sources cited by NBC News.

    Mubarak is due to issue a statement to the nation on Thursday evening, in which it is widely reported he will announce his resignation.

    ...
  • ‘Nearly one million protesters descend on Cairo square’

    February 10, 2011 | 8:30 am

    Hundreds of thousands of Egyptian anti-government protesters stood their ground in Cairo’s Tahrir Square for a 17th day on Thursday, despite Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit’s warning that the military could intervene if demonstrations continue.

    Hundreds had camped overnight in...

  • Protests linger as normal life in Cairo begins to resume

    February 7, 2011 | 8:59 am

    From NYTimes.com:

    With Egypt’s revolt entering a third week, many parts of Cairo appeared to be resuming normal life on Monday: A.T.M.’s dispensed much-needed cash, shops and banks were staffed — though some kept their doors shut to customers — and the city’s drivers were...

  • Live video stream, updates of Egypt protests

    By JewishJournal.com

    February 4, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Live video of Tahrir Square on what is being called the 'Day of Departure' in Egpyt.

    Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

    (Video courtesy MSNBC)

    Keep up with the Egypt protests following this live Twitter feed:

  • Letter from Cairo

    February 3, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    Egypt’s internal stability is on a razor’s edge 10 days after hundreds of thousands of demonstrators began to take to the streets to speak out against rising food prices, unemployment and political unrest.  

    Major city squares in the Egyptian capital of 18 million people as well...

  • Five killed, 600 hurt as violent Cairo clashes run into the night [UPDATE]

    February 3, 2011 | 12:57 am

    Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak early Thursday opened fire on protesters demanding he step down, killing five and wounding dozens more in what many saw as an attempted government-backed crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations.

    “Most of the casualties were the result of stone...

  • Tehran to Cairo

    By Gina Nahai

    February 2, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    It all looks dauntingly familiar — the spectacle on the streets of Cairo and elsewhere in Egypt. People in the streets, buildings on fire, a wavering army, a vanishing police force. We saw this 32 years ago, in 1978 and early ’79. That time, it was the Shah who was being forced...

  • Egypt protests: Death toll reaches five as anti-government riots persist

    January 26, 2011 | 4:19 pm

    Demonstrations against the rule of President Hosni Mubarak resumed in many cities throughout Egypt yesterday. But though thousands participated in the protests, they were significantly smaller than Tuesday’s demonstrations.

    The exception was in Suez, where developments were much...

  • Obama’s Cairo Speech: I Give It An “A”

    By Rob Eshman

    June 4, 2009 | 6:16 pm

    President Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo will go down as an historic game-changer in the history of the United States’ involvement in the Middle East.

    Let me be clear: it changes the game for the better.

    One effect of the speech will be to put a lie to the idea that the US is...

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