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  • Morsi, army refuse to budge as deadline passes

    July 3, 2013 | 8:59 am

    Egypt's army commander and Islamist President Mohamed Morsi each pledged to die for his cause as a deadline neared on Wednesday that will trigger a military takeover backed by protesters.

    Military chiefs, vowing to restore order in a country racked by demonstrations over Morsi's...

  • December 23, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 23, 2012 | 2:18 am

    In-depth

    How Jordan’s King Hangs On

    Joseph Braude of Tablet Magazine takes a look at Abdullah's strategy to deal with the Arab Spring when it arrived on his doorstep. 

    The king’s response to the protesters, meanwhile, was carefully calibrated. Whereas last year’s despots...

  • December 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 21, 2012 | 12:40 am

    In-depth

    The fire is getting closer

    As Syria's rebels make significant ground against the Assad regime, writes the Economist, some in the West begin to worry the about the influence of the opposition's Islamist fighters. 

    Some European governments are pondering whether to...

  • December 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 17, 2012 | 11:53 pm

    In-depth

    'These Guys Are Thugs'

    Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei tells David Kenner of Foreign Policy that Morsi is engaged in a power grab, and slams the U.S. for not speaking out. 

    ElBaradei evokes Yogi Berra to describe U.S. policy on Egypt: It reminded him,...

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  • December 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 13, 2012 | 2:09 am

     In-depth

    Liberal American Jews, Tzipi Livni, and the Israeli Consensus

    Evelyn Gordon of Commentary Magazine chides liberal American Jews for a stance on settlements that is at odds with even Israel's most dovish politicians.  

    After all, if the settlement blocs will be...

  • December 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 10, 2012 | 12:47 am

    In-depth

    Why Obama Will Ignore Israel

    Peter Beinart explains in the Daily Beast why the White House is adopting what one adminstration official calls 'benign neglect'.

    What America won’t do, however, unless events on the ground dramatically change, is appoint a big-name...

  • December 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 7, 2012 | 12:28 am

    In-depth

    Netanyahu's Christmas Present

    Writing in the National Interest, Akiva Eldar examines possible U.S. responses to Israel's announcement of construction in E1. 

    The decision to build 3,000 units in area E1 is described as a "punishment" for the UN General Assembly's...

  • September 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 21, 2012 | 12:55 am

    In-depth

    Living with Islam

    The West standing against Islamic fundamentalism, rather than indulging it, will allow the religion to evolve, argues Reuel Marc Gerecht in the Weekly Standard.  

     Monty Python’s brilliant Life of Brian, which was deeply offensive to some...

  • June 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 21, 2012 | 2:06 am

    Noteworthy

    Syria: desperate long shot to end impasse

    The latest initiative by Britain and the US on Syria take a new diplomatic tack, but it may be too late for negotiations, writes Ian Black in the Guardian.

    On a day that saw the International Red Cross pleading for access to...

  • Must Read, February 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 5, 2012 | 5:26 am

    Newt’s very bad night

    Not only did Gingrich suffer an anticipated loss in Nevada’s caucus, writes Steve Kornacki in Salon, but he also faces the abdication of super-sponsor Sheldon Adelson.

    “Ultimately, this may be the biggest story to come out of Saturday night. It’s hard...

  • What lesson is Washington giving its Arab allies?

    By Uri Dromi

    February 16, 2011 | 9:28 am

    If I were a fly on the wall in the Sharm al-Sheikh refuge of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, I would probably hear him saying some harsh words. Surely he must feel bitter over the way he was ousted by his own people. However, if I were able to eavesdrop on him calling...

  • Israel must get the monkey of occupation off its back

    February 15, 2011 | 5:03 pm

    Although the events that swept through Egypt in recent weeks had little to do with Israel, they still hold profound lessons for Israel.  The most important lesson is that Israel must break its addiction to occupation and settlements.

    The link between the occupation and Israel’s...

  • 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...

  • U.S. won’t interfere in Egyptian transition, White House official says

    February 3, 2011 | 12:10 am

    A senior White House official told Jewish leaders that the United States does not deal with the Muslim Brotherhood but would not interfere in the Egyptian transition process.

    Dan Shapiro, the senior National Security Council official dealing with Israel and its neighbors, briefed...

  • Pro-government supporters clash with anti-government protesters in Cairo's main square

    February 2, 2011 | 8:06 am

    Four Israeli journalists were arrested in Cairo as anti-government protests in Egypt turned violent.

    The journalists were arrested Wednesday for violating the curfew in the capital city and for entering the city on tourist visas, according to reports. Israel’s foreign ministry said...

  • Mubarak says he won’t seek new term

    February 1, 2011 | 2:18 pm

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he would not run again and pledged a peaceful transition to his successor.

    In an address late Tuesday night, Mubarak said he had already decided not to run before the eruption last week of an uprising that called for the end of his 30-year...

  • Egypt’s turmoil leaves Israel silent and worried

    January 31, 2011 | 12:15 pm

    The uprising in Egypt that looks like it may sweep away President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year-old regime threatens to deprive Israel of its most important strategic ally in the region.

    Israeli leaders have been silent about the events in Egypt and are powerless to affect the outcome....

  • Israel denies sending riot gear to Egypt

    January 31, 2011 | 10:35 am

    Israel has denied an Al Jazeera report that Egypt had requested Israel to send riot-dispersal gear and that two airplanes had landed in Cairo with the equipment.

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Monday denied both that Egypt had made the request and that Israel had sent the equipment.

    ...
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