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  • How Israel can help Egypt

    February 17, 2011 | 5:56 pm

    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...

  • Netanyahu welcomes Egyptian military reassurances

    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...

  • ‘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...

  • Mitt Romney’s “South Park” primary

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 8, 2011 | 12:39 pm

    Egypt makes Mitt Romney look good – at least compared to other Republican presidential hopefuls.

    As Egypt’s pro-democracy movement showed its first peaceful signs of life, there was former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee telling a Knesset meeting that the anti-Mubarak protests...

  • Gas pipeline explosion in Egypt was terror related, probe finds

    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...

  • WikiLeaks: Israel prefers Egypt’s Suleiman

    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...

  • 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...

  • Peres: Israeli-Palestinian peace urgent in light of Egypt crisis

    February 6, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    President Shimon Peres urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to move quickly toward a solution in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in light of the crisis that has wracked Egypt over the last two weeks.

    “The dramatic events of the recent period make it necessary for...

  • Key leadership quits Egypt ruling party; Mubarak retains presidency

    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...

  • Egyptian chaos poses huge challenge to the U.S.

    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...

  • ‘Day of Departure’ in Egypt: Demonstrators call on Mubarak to leave [VIDEO]

    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...

  • White House, Egypt Discuss Plan for Mubarak’s Exit

    February 4, 2011 | 12:10 am

    From NYTimes.com:

    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,...

  • Egypt army restrains Mubarak loyalists amid ongoing clashes in Cairo square

    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”,...

  • Netanyahu: Israel must prepare for any Egypt outcome

    February 3, 2011 | 8:27 am

    Israel must be prepared for any outcome in Egypt, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Knesset, “by reinforcing the might of the State of Israel.”

    While an Egypt that fully embraces democracy and democratic reform would be a welcome neighbor, Netanyahu said Wednesday,...

  • Rains and Revolutions

    By Rabbi Daniel Greyber

    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...

  • At least one million in Egypt take to the streets to call for Mubarak’s ouster [VIDEO]

    February 1, 2011 | 10:51 am

    At least one million people rallied across Egypt on Tuesday clamoring for President Hosni Mubarak to give up power, piling pressure on a leader who has towered over Middle East politics for 30 years to make way for a new era of democracy in the Arab nation.

    Cairo’s Tahrir...

  • Palestinian government calls for local elections amid Egypt unrest

    February 1, 2011 | 10:12 am

    The Western-backed Palestinian government in the West Bank said Tuesday it will hold local council elections as soon as possible.

    The move appeared to be a response to unrest in Egypt, where demonstrators have staged days of mass protests against the authoritarian regime. The...

  • Israel beefs up troops on Egyptian border

    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...

  • IDF secures Egypt border fearing terrorist infiltration from Sinai

    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...

  • Mubarak orders new Egypt VP Suleiman to open dialogue with Egypt opposition

    January 31, 2011 | 2:41 pm

    Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman said on Monday that President Hosni Mubarak told him to start a dialogue with all the political parties as riots continue on the eve of their seventh day.

    Suleiman added on state TV that the dialogue will involve both constitutional and...

  • Either embrace change in Egypt or stay quiet

    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...

  • Watching Egypt, On Israel’s Side

    By Uri Dromi

    January 31, 2011 | 12:39 pm

    It was early in the morning in June 1967, during the Six Day War, when, as a young lieutenant in the Israeli Air Force, I was low-flying over the Mediterranean, approaching the coast of northern Sinai. As a kid I read the epic Enemy Coast Ahead, by Wing Commander Guy Gibson V.C., the...

  • Mubarak to talk with opposition as 250,000 protesters gather in Cairo

    January 31, 2011 | 9:53 am

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has instructed his government to begin talks with the opposition parties who support the mass anti-government protests across the country, the pan-Arab satellite network Al-Arabiya reported on Monday.

    Mubarak told his new prime minister, Ahmed...

  • Hoenlein: ElBaradei a ‘stooge’ for Iran

    January 31, 2011 | 1:26 am

    The director of the U.S. Jewish foreign policy umbrella called Mohammed ElBaradei, the opposition leader emerging from the Egyptian ferment, a “stooge of Iran.”

    Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice-president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations,...

  • EGYPT: Protesters defy curfew, surround opposition figure [VIDEO]

    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....

  • Israel ‘anxiously monitoring’ Egyptian riots, Netanyahu says

    January 30, 2011 | 10:51 am

    Israel is “anxiously monitoring” developments in Egypt throughout the region, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his first official comments on the situation.

    Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday that he had spoken the previous night with President Obama and U.S. Secretary of...

  • Unpacking the Political Crisis in Egypt: its Implications for Israel and the West

    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...

  • Free Egypt, Eat Ful

    By Rob Eshman

    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...

  • 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...