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  • Egypt parliament to be dissolved after ruling, court official says

    June 14, 2012 | 8:32 am

    Ahmed Shafik, Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, got the green light to continue his bid for Egypt’s presidency on Thursday when a constitutional court ruled against a law that would have thrown him out of the race.

    In a further setback for his Islamist opponents, the court also...

  • June 14, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 14, 2012 | 3:02 am

    Noteworthy

    It’s Still Mubarak’s Egypt

    The legacy of the ousted president still casts a long shadow over Egypt, writes Steven ‎A. Cook in Foreign Policy.‎

    The Egypt that Mubarak officially inherited from Anwar Sadat on Oct. 14, 1981, was very ‎different from the country...

  • June 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 11, 2012 | 3:28 am

    Noteworthy

    Middle East Peace Fantasies and the Israeli Reality

    The international community and the Israeli left are mistaken if they believe Netanyahu will abandon Israel’s settlers, writes Arik Elman in Algemeiner.

    To think that in Israel, today, there’s a viable constituency...

  • June 8, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 8, 2012 | 3:39 am

    Noteworthy

    The Netanyahu Paradox

    David Margolick of Vanity Fair profiles the Israeli prime minister, meeting ‎Netanyahu in Jerusalem – and hearing from his supporters and detractors too. ‎

    The Iranian threat has made Bibi even more politically formidable: a supreme ‎leader...

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  • June 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 5, 2012 | 2:01 am

    Israel’s Deployment of Nuclear Missiles on Subs from ‎Germany

    Der Spiegel presents a history of Israel’s nuclear program from the 1950s to the ‎present day - and Germany’s controversial role in it. ‎

    In December 1957, Strauss met with a small Israeli delegation for a...

  • Egypt’s Mubarak sentenced to life, protests erupt

    June 2, 2012 | 8:14 pm

    Hosni Mubarak, toppled by an uprising last year after 30 years ruling Egypt, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Saturday for his role in killing protesters after a trial that sets a precedent for holding Middle East autocrats to account.

    But it was not enough for thousands of...

  • May 17, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 17, 2012 | 5:28 am

    The Future of Middle Eastern Christians

    The changes sweeping the Middle East could mean hope or despair for the region’s ‎Christian communities, depending on the attitude of each country’s rulers, write ‎Yoel Guzansky and Benedetta Berti in the National Interest.‎

    Looking...

  • Egyptian presidential candidate: Camp David Accords are ‘dead’

    May 1, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Amr Moussa, the leading candidate in Egypt’s presidential race, called the Camp David peace accords “dead and buried.”

    Moussa said Sunday during a rally in southern Egypt that the document belongs “on the shelves of history,” Haaretz reported.

    He differentiated, however, between...

  • Mubarak’s PM says can lead Egypt, draws protests

    April 26, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    Ahmed Shafiq says he has the military and political experience needed to lead Egypt into a new democratic era, yet Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister has divided voters and drawn angry protests with his bid to become president.

    Shafiq’s supporters see his military background as...

  • April 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 19, 2012 | 4:30 am

    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Provides ‎Lessons For Our Time

    On the anniversary of the month-long ‎uprising and as Israel marks Holocaust ‎Memorial Day, Heather Robinson of ‎Algeimener urges action against those ‎threatening the destruction of the Jewish ‎state. ‎

    Today,...

  • Military rulers spread fear throughout Egyptian media

    February 15, 2012 | 11:34 am

    The ousting of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak one year ago was supposed to be the harbinger of an era of democracy, freedom, justice and, ultimately, freedom of press. But only a few days removed from the anniversary of Mubarak’s “departure,” journalists – foreign media and...

  • Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square to mark uprising

    January 25, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Thousands of Egyptians gathered in Tahrir Square in Cairo to mark the first anniversary of the uprising that led to the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak.

    Liberal and Islamist protesters gathered in groups on opposite sides of the square, according to reports.

    The Muslim...

  • Egpyt’s post-Mubarak poll peaceful, high turnout

    November 28, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    Egyptians voted Monday in the first election since a popular revolt toppled Hosni Mubarak’s one-man rule, showing new-found faith in the ballot box that may sweep long-banned Islamists into parliament even as army generals cling to power.

    Voters swarmed to the polls in a generally...

  • Egypt votes in first post-Mubarak election

    November 28, 2011 | 7:33 am

    Egyptians voted on Monday in their first election since a popular revolt ousted Hosni Mubarak, amid fears the generals who replaced the deposed leader would try to cling on to power.

    In the nine months since the end of Mubarak’s 30-year rule, political change in Egypt has faltered,...

  • Egypt vote tests troubled political transition

    November 27, 2011 | 6:53 pm

    Egyptians vote on Monday in the first big test of a transition born in popular revolutionary euphoria that soured into distrust of the generals who replaced their master, Hosni Mubarak.

    In the nine months since a revolt ended the ex-president’s 30-year rule, political change in...

  • 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...

  • Israel calls in Egypt envoy, says peace deal vital

    September 16, 2011 | 9:21 am

    Israel’s foreign ministry called in the Egyptian ambassador on Friday to stress the importance of the two countries’ historic peace accord, an Israeli official said, after Egypt’s prime minister said the treaty was not “sacred”.

    Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf told Turkish...

  • Tahrir Square: A revolution in progress

    August 9, 2011 | 6:42 pm

    We could feel the energy as soon as we stepped out into the open air from the Cairo Metro subway. A low roar of human voices mixed with music and occasional shouting floated over the throngs gathered in the 100-degree dusty summer heat. Since July 8, protesters had returned to Tahrir...

  • Netanyahu aide denies Mubarak asylum offer

    August 4, 2011 | 9:03 am

    An aide to Benjamin Netanyahu denied an Israeli lawmaker’s assertion that the prime minister had offered Hosni Mubarak asylum in Israel.

    “The prime minister never offered Mubarak asylum,” the aide, Roni Sofer, told the Associated Press on Wednesday.

    Sofer was responding to...

  • Israeli lawmaker says he offered Mubarak asylum

    August 3, 2011 | 9:15 am

    As the trial of Hosni Mubarak began in Egypt, an Israeli lawmaker said he had offered political asylum in Israel to the longtime Egyptian president.

    Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, a Knesset member from the Labor Party, told Israel’s Army Radio on Wednesday that he had made the offer to an...

  • Egypt resumes some gas flow to Israel after attack

    July 6, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Egypt resumed supplying some gas to Israel following an attack on the gas line, but only a small portion of the gas due is being supplied.

    Terrorists on July 4 blew up a section of the pipeline that carries gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan, the third time that the pipeline has...

  • Egypt’s Mubarak too sick to be imprisoned, prosecutor says

    May 31, 2011 | 10:54 am

    Egypt’s prosecutor general says former President Hosni Mubarak is too ill to be imprisoned to await trial on charges he conspired in the deadly shootings of protesters who forced him from power.

    A government-chosen panel of physicians reported that Mubarak’s heart condition put him...

  • Egypt questions Mubarak on gas deal with Israel

    April 25, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Egyptian judicial authorities have extended deposed President Hosni Mubarak’s detention to question him regarding a natural gas deal with Egypt.

    Egypt lost more than $714 million in the deal, Egypt’s prosecutor said in a statement, the New York Times reported.

    The extension of...

  • Report: Mubarak suffered heart attack during corruption questioning

    April 12, 2011 | 2:05 pm

    Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was taken to an intensive care unit after suffering a heart attack during questioning over corruption charges, AFP reported on Tuesday.

    The 82-year-old former president was deposed Feb. 11 after 18 days of popular protests and has been under house arrest in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh for the last two months.

    He was reportedly undergoing questioning over the killing of protesters and embezzling of public funds, when he suffered heart pains and was taken to a Sharm El-Sheikh hospital.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • Egypt resumes supplying gas to Israel

    March 16, 2011 | 11:10 am

    Egypt resumed supplying Israel with natural gas after a six-week interruption.

    The gas flow resumed late Tuesday night after a fifth delay on Monday. The break in supply came after a gas line was sabotaged on Feb. 5 during the uprising in Egypt that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

    ...
  • Doubt, fear as Egyptians head to polls

    March 15, 2011 | 6:25 pm

    The distance between the speaker on the stage and the hundreds of spectators seated in front of him in the coastal city of Ismailia was not very far. But the gap between the thoughts and the enthusiasm of the two sides was unimaginably huge.

    The talk in this street rally —...

  • Egyptian presidential hopeful Moussa: Treaty with Israel is safe

    March 9, 2011 | 10:11 am

    Amr Moussa, the head of the Arab League and an Egyptian presidential candidate, said he would not break his country’s peace treaty with Israel.

    According to several news outlets, Moussa said he would keep the treaty but would plan to renegotiate the deal supplying natural gas to...

  • Greedy Winklevoss Twins, Lindsay Lohan’s Suffering, Bieber, and Hosni Mubarak on SNL

    By Misha Henckel

    February 13, 2011 | 6:30 pm

    What a week it was…

    The Winklevoss twins of Social Network fame, made an appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight.  Now I could be wrong, but they seem like greedy, self-absorbed, entitled young men, who have now embarked on the highly lucrative career of suing Mark Zuckerberg. And they...

  • Sharm summit talks expose the devil in the details

    By Leslie Susser

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    How to turn the disaster of the Hamas' capture of Gaza into a political opportunity was the main focus of this week's four-way summit in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheik.

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Jordanian King Abdullah, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and...
  • Egypt Displays Split Personality on Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli leaders were heartened in late December, when Egypt's foreign minister announced that he would come to Jerusalem for talks on promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace.

    At the same time, however, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was moving in Cairo to galvanize international...

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