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  • Yemenis protest gov’t, joining Egyptians and Tunisians

    January 27, 2011 | 9:14 am

    Protests in Egypt entered a third day as protesters took to the streets in Yemen to demand a new government.

    At least five people—four demonstrators and one policeman—have been killed and more than 800 arrested in anti-government rallies in Egypt that have called for the resignation...

  • Protesters in Egypt Defy Ban as Government Cracks Down

    January 26, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    Protests against the Egyptian government continued today as thousands gathered in the streets of Cairo, The New York Times reports.

    The Egyptian government intensified efforts to crush protests on Wednesday, decreeing a new ban on public gatherings and sending police equipped with...

  • Is Hezbollah now in charge of Lebanon, and what does it mean for Israel?

    January 26, 2011 | 12:14 pm

    With Lebanon in turmoil and a Hezbollah-backed prime minister poised to take power in Beirut, Israel is concerned at the prospect of a tectonic shift in the regional balance.

    For the moment, however, Israeli officials do not expect Lebanon’s political turmoil to trigger a new...

  • Is Egypt Rising?

    By Rob Eshman

    January 26, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    When I was typing the above headline Tuesday morning, I almost wrote, “Is Egypt Falling?” I had been glued to live streams on my computer of protesters in the streets of Cairo and Alexandria, as social unrest was sweeping through the Arab world’s largest and most influential...

  • Egyptian protestors call for more rallies

    January 26, 2011 | 9:37 am

    Egyptian activists urged protestors to take to the streets for a second day of anti-government rallies.

    Wednesday’s protests come a day after three activists and one policeman were killed and more than 100 security personnel injured in anti-government rallies across the country.

  • Thousands of Egyptians: ‘Mubarak, Get Out!’ [VIDEO]

    January 25, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    [UPDATE] Three people, including a soldier in Cairo, were killed during the protests in Egypt, the New York Times reports.

    In a day marked for commemorating the struggle against European colonizers, tens of thousands of Egyptians, inspired by the popular uprising in Tunisia, took to...

  • Egyptian police confront protesters [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 25, 2011 | 10:24 am

    Protesters in the Egyptian capital were met with tear gas and water cannons as police tried to control the crowd Tuesday, the New York Times reports.

    Thousands of protesters clashed with the police in the Egyptian capital on Tuesday as anti-government activists energized by events...

  • Tunisia: the first Arab revolution

    By Mona Eltahawy

    January 19, 2011 | 3:12 pm

    Every July 23 for the past 58 years, Egypt, my country of birth, has celebrated its “July revolution” that overthrew King Farouk and ended the monarchy and British occupation once and for all. It was no revolution: It was a coup staged by young army officers.

    And so it has been...

  • Egypt to restore Alexandria’s historic synagogue

    December 20, 2010 | 1:42 pm

    Authorities in Alexandria are preparing plans to restore the Egyptian city’s historic synagogue.

    The 150-year-old Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue on Nabi Daniel Street is among the most important Jewish sites in Egypt and the only one in Alexandria, according to an article in the English...

  • Egypt says it found Israel spy ring

    December 20, 2010 | 8:53 am

    An Egyptian official said the country’s state security service has uncovered an Israel spy ring.

    The spy network includes an Egyptian businessman and two Israelis, Hicham Badawi, an attorney in the Egyptian state security service, told reporters Monday, according to Reuters.


  • Egyptian Jewish leader gets reprieve

    December 1, 2010 | 10:56 am

    An Egyptian court voided the conviction of the head of Egypt’s Jewish community for fraud because she did not receive a summons.

    Carmen Weinstein, 82, will not have to enter prison now that the trial has been canceled, The Jerusalem Post reported.

    Weinstein did not appear for the...

  • Israel begins building barrier on Egyptian border

    November 22, 2010 | 8:19 am

    Israel began construction of a barrier along its border with Egypt.

    Engineers were scheduled to fan out along Israel’s southern border Monday and prepare the ground of for the construction of the barrier and electronic fence.

    The nearly $375 million, 155-mile project is being...

  • Egypt nabs terror cell targeting Israelis

    November 11, 2010 | 2:21 pm

    Egypt arrested a terror cell planning an attack on Israeli tourists in Sinai, the Ma’an Palestinian news agency reported.

    Some 25 members of the cell were arrested Thursday by Egyptian security forces, according to the agency. Several of those arrested admitted to being part of a terrorist group.

    Also Thursday, Time magazine reported that Egypt provided information to Israel that allowed the Shin Bet security agency to assassinate Palestinian terrorist Mohammed Namnam in Gaza City last week.

  • Egypt on alert for Hamas terrorists

    September 20, 2010 | 2:56 pm

    Egypt was on high security alert after receiving information that Hamas terrorists were planning to infiltrate into the Sinai and launch rockets at Israel.

    Reports received by Egyptian security services suggested that the rockets either had been smuggled into Egypt or would be set...

  • Illegal African migrants killed crossing to Israel

    August 16, 2010 | 10:47 am

    Six African migrants attempting to cross into Israel were killed by their smugglers and by Egyptian forces.

    The smugglers opened fire last Friday following an altercation over the fee to help about 100 migrants cross the border into Israel, killing four, according to reports. Two...

  • Egypt captures Israeli journalist infiltrating border

    March 16, 2010 | 3:47 pm

    An Israeli journalist who tried to infiltrate the Egyptian border with illegal migrants was arrested and may be tried in a military court.

    Yotam Feldman, a reporter for Haaretz and several other publications, was working on assignment for Israel’s Channel 10 reporting on African...

  • Europeans: Gilad Shalit transfer to Egypt imminent

    June 25, 2009 | 2:59 pm

    European diplomatic sources said Thursday that kidnapped Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit will be transferred to Egypt in the coming hours or coming days.

    This information has yet to be confirmed by Israeli officials.

    According to the European sources, Shalit’s transfer is the first stage of an agreement between the various Palestinian factions, assisted by Egyptian mediation and done in coordination with the United States and with the support of Syria. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Children of the Naksa, Children of Camp David

    By Mona Eltahawy

    March 25, 2009 | 10:46 pm

    I was born at the end of July 1967, which makes me a child of the Naksa, or setback, as the Arab defeat during the June 1967 war with Israel is euphemistically

    known in Arabic. Wars mark time and generations in the Middle East, and so there was no summer of love for us in 1967....

  • Egyptian comedian blames Hamas for recent violence

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 5, 2009 | 12:23 am

    Egypt warned Hamas that sending rockets into Israel would provoke a war. Now Egyptian comedian Adel Imam, no fan of Israel, says that Hamas is getting what it had coming:

    “Hamas ignored our warnings and chose to lead an asymmetrical war,” Imam said. “It’s preferable for Hamas to stop [the rocket attacks]. They should have known that Israel wasn’t going to receive the attacks with roses.”

  • In the Mideast, Israel is the opium of the people

    December 31, 2008 | 1:57 pm

    "Why aren't you as an Arab lady writing about Gaza?"

    "Where are your columns about Gaza?"

    "Say the Israelis are wrong!"

    The messages started to arrive soon after Israel's bombardment of Gaza killed close to 300 Palestinians. Implicit was the pressure to toe the party line: Hamas is...

  • Gaza campaign shows cautious regional unity

    December 31, 2008 | 1:52 pm

    There are no coincidences in the Middle East. Not between the Israelis and the Palestinians, not between Fatah and Hamas and certainly not between the international community and Israel or the Palestinian Authority.

    What there are, this time around, are startling confluences in...

  • Quality of Life

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    December 31, 2008 | 12:50 am

    It was a very brief meeting, and a seemingly peculiar exchange of words. For the first time, the head of the Israelite household -- Jacob -- meets Pharaoh, the king of Egypt.

    The only thing they shared in common was Joseph.

    To Jacob, Joseph was his son, and to Pharaoh, Joseph was...

  • Analysis: New Hamas Gaza rocket attacks pose dilemma for Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    December 25, 2008 | 11:55 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The renewal of intense Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli civilian areas has put Israelis in a somber mood during the usually festive week of Chanukah.

    The new fighting erupted Friday -- the day a six-month truce between Hamas and Israel expired and the Islamist...

  • Crossing paths

    By Rabbi Lisa Edwards

    December 18, 2008 | 4:03 am

    A television comedy director on hiatus takes a brief journey to Eastern Europe to look for the birthplaces of her grandparents. While there, she meets a professor documenting the lives of the last remaining shtetl Jews. The professor encourages the director to visit a few of these...
  • Ew! Muslim cleric gets Jew cooties

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 8, 2008 | 1:10 pm

    From Ha’aretz, via Bloggish:

    Several opposition newspapers and lawmakers in Egypt called on the country’s top Islamic cleric to resign Saturday for shaking the Israeli president’s hand at a conference.

    Egyptian media has been running a photo of Grand Sheik Mohammed Seyed...

  • OMG! Cooties! I’m gonna wash that Jew right off of my hands [VIDEO]

    By The Web Guy

    December 7, 2008 | 8:03 pm

    From Ha’Aretz:

    Several opposition newspapers and lawmakers in Egypt called on the country’s top Islamic cleric to resign Saturday for shaking the Israeli president’s hand at a conference.

    Egyptian media has been running a photo of Grand Sheik Mohammed Seyed Tantawi shaking hands...

  • Israel eyes regional peace push, prepares for U.S. talks with Iran

    By Leslie Susser

    October 23, 2008 | 1:08 am

    With the governments in Washington and Jerusalem set to change, Israeli leaders are reassessing policy in two key areas: Middle East peacemaking and Iran.

    On peacemaking, both President Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are coming out strongly in favor of a new regional...

  • All I want for Ramadan is you!

    By Dennis Wilen

    September 1, 2008 | 1:25 am

    First of all, I want to wish a blessed Ramadan to all my Muslim cousins. May your month of fasting and prayer bring you closer to the God we all share.

    In many ways Ramadan sounds like our month of Elul and the High Holy Days, which include fasting, self-examination, charity,...

  • Stop and smell the roses in Pakistan

    August 20, 2008 | 11:58 pm

    As an Egyptian whose country's military dictators are either taken by God or an assassin's bullet, I envy the Pakistani people's ability to now use the term, "former president."

    As former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf contemplates how his friends in the U.S. administration...

  • Ancient seal unearthed in Jerusalem; Leiberman reassures Muslims

    August 20, 2008 | 2:39 am

    A 2,600-year-old clay seal impression was uncovered in Jerusalem's ancient City of David. Bearing the name Gedaliah ben Pashur, the seal impression was uncovered intact recently during archaeological excavations just below the walls of the Old City near the Dung Gate.

    The name...

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