After Egypt’s wondrous revolution the Middle East will never be the same again. Egypt is so large and so consequential that such profound political change there is bound to impact everything, including the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Is it a threat to peacemaking or an...
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Tag: Egypt Protest
February 17, 2011 | 5:56 pm
February 13, 2011 | 11:14 am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed statements by Egypt’s military that it would honor the country’s peace treaty with Israel.
“The longstanding peace treaty between Israel and Egypt has greatly contributed to both countries and is the cornerstone for peace and...
February 10, 2011 | 8:30 am
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February 8, 2011 | 10:16 am
An explosion in an Egyptian natural gas line in the Sinai Peninsula, which cut off supplies to Israel, was the result of terrorism, according to an Egyptian investigation.
Egyptian Judge Abdel Nasser el-Tayeb, the chief investigator of the Feb. 5 explosion, said Monday that four...
February 8, 2011 | 8:32 am
Israel has long preferred current Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman as successor to President Hosni Mubarak, according to leaked U.S. diplomatic cables.
A senior adviser from Israel’s Ministry of Defense told U.S. diplomats in Tel Aviv in August 2008 that Suleiman was viewed as...
February 7, 2011 | 8:59 am
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February 5, 2011 | 1:05 pm
The top leadership body of Egypt’s ruling party resigned Saturday, including the president’s son, but the regime appeared to be digging in its heels, calculating that it can ride out street demonstrations and keep President Hosni Mubarak in office.
The ruling party leaders who...
February 4, 2011 | 11:30 am
The late Israeli prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, was fond of pointing out that Israel “lives in a bad neighborhood.” The popular revolt in Egypt reminds us of the enduring truth of that comment.
Since the 1981 assassination of Anwar Sadat by members of the Muslim Brotherhood for...
February 4, 2011 | 8:38 am
Tens of thousands of Egyptians prayed in Cairo’s Liberation Square on Friday for an immediate end to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule, hoping a million more would join them in what they called the “Day of Departure.”
“Leave! Leave! Leave!” they chanted after bowing in prayer...
February 4, 2011 | 12:10 am
The Obama administration is discussing with Egyptian officials a proposal for President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately and turn over power to a transitional government headed by Vice President Omar Suleiman with the support of the Egyptian military,...
February 3, 2011 | 8:36 am
An Egyptian army tank moved against supporters of President Hosni Mubarak as they hurled rocks at anti-Muburak protesters in central Cairo, prompting cheers from demonstrators battered by overnight fighting that killed six.
“Allahu Akbar, the army and the people are hand in hand”,...
February 3, 2011 | 8:27 am
February 2, 2011 | 6:06 pm
A number of people have asked me what it’s like to be in Israel while a revolution is going on next door. My answer is, “it’s raining.”
When it rains in the Middle East, it’s a pain – I got soaked walking to Mandel this morning – but everybody is happy about it because...
February 1, 2011 | 10:51 am
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February 1, 2011 | 8:36 am
Israel’s military has increased its presence on the border with Egypt over fears that terrorists and migrants will take advantage of the unrest in Egypt to cross into Israel.
The army and Border Police also are concerned that large groups of Bedouin living in the Sinai will attempt...
February 1, 2011 | 12:43 am
In light of the unrest in Egypt, Israel has been preparing for the possibility that tens of thousands of African asylum-seekers in that country could flood across the border into Israel in fear of their lives.
Army and Border Police forces have been beefed up along the Egyptian...
January 31, 2011 | 2:41 pm
January 31, 2011 | 2:14 pm
There is the old joke that “denial is not just a river in Egypt.” And indeed it is true.
The Nile is the longest river in the world, along whose shores the Egyptian people continue their unprecedented protests, demanding an end to the Mubarak era. But denial also is the...
January 31, 2011 | 12:39 pm
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January 30, 2011 | 8:15 pm
The government’s call for protesters to obey a curfew and low-flying fighter jets overhead did nothing to deter thousands of Egyptians from continuing their protests into Sunday night, raising prospects that demonstrations could continue for a seventh day on Monday, when the U.S....
January 30, 2011 | 10:51 am
January 29, 2011 | 7:09 pm
The current Egyptian crisis at best creates a heightened level of uncertainty for Israel and at its worse a fundamental reordering of the power structure of the region. Clearly there is little that the Jewish state can or ought to do at this moment. But for Israel to now possibly...
January 28, 2011 | 12:34 pm
Here’s one little clue I had that the uprising in Egypt had legs. What started as a street protest now looks like it may become a revolution. Back on Tuesday morning, when the first Tweets started coming out of Cairo, one in particular caught my eye:
Fast food shops around Tahir...
January 26, 2011 | 4:19 pm