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  • Clinton says ceasefire comes at ‘critical’ moment

    November 21, 2012 | 10:15 am

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday the ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza had come at a crucial time for countries of the Middle East.

    "This is a critical moment for the region. Egypt's new government is assuming the responsibility and...

  • Obama speaks again with Morsi, Netanyahu

    November 20, 2012 | 9:30 am

    President Obama again spoke with the Egyptian and Israeli leaders about the Gaza violence.

    Obama, who is on a tour of the Far East, spoke Monday with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Obama and Morsi "discussed ways to de-escalate...

  • Clinton heading to Israel for cease-fire talks

    November 20, 2012 | 9:24 am

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading to Israel to discuss plans for a cease-fire.

    Clinton, one of several world leaders who will arrive or have already arrived in Israel to press for a cease-fire, reportedly is scheduled to meet Wednesday with Prime Minister...

  • With cease-fire talks proceeding, Israel reportedly holding off on ground invasion

    November 20, 2012 | 9:12 am

    Israel reportedly has held off on a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip in order to give cease-fire talks a chance to work.

    News reports on Tuesday cited an unnamed Israeli official as saying that the ground invasion was delayed as Egypt attempts to negotiate a cease-fire between...

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  • Israel-Gaza truce pressure builds, Cairo in focus

    November 19, 2012 | 4:07 pm

    International pressure for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip puts Egypt's new Islamist president in the spotlight on Tuesday after a sixth day of Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes that have killed over 100 people.

    Israel's leaders weighed the benefits and risks of...

  • Israel says it prefers diplomacy but is ready to invade Gaza

    November 19, 2012 | 9:36 am

    Israel bombed dozens more targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday and said that, while it was prepared to step up its offensive by sending in troops, it preferred a diplomatic solution that would end Palestinian rocket fire.

    Egypt said a deal for a truce could be close, though by...

  • Thousands protest in Egypt against Israeli attacks on Gaza

    November 16, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Thousands of people protested in Egyptian cities on Friday against Israeli air strikes on Gaza and Egypt's president pledged to support the Palestinian enclave's population in the face of "blatant aggression."

    Western governments are watching Egypt's response to the Gaza...

  • Egypt PM to visit Gaza in support of Hamas against Israel

    November 15, 2012 | 5:00 pm

    Egyptian prime minister prepared to visit the Gaza Strip on Friday in an unprecedented display of solidarity with Hamas militants embroiled in a new escalation of conflict with Israel that risks spiraling into all-out war.

    Two rockets from Gaza crashed near Tel Aviv in the first...

  • Egypt’s Morsi condemns Israel, orders prime minister to Gaza

    November 15, 2012 | 11:42 am

    President Mohamed Morsi condemned Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip as unacceptable aggression on Thursday and ordered Egypt's prime minister to visit the besieged enclave in a show of support for the Palestinians.

    Facing his biggest test since becoming Egypt's first...

  • Egypt recalls envoy in Israel over assault on Gaza

    November 14, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    Egypt recalled its ambassador from Israel on Wednesday after Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip killed Hamas's top military commander and at least six other Palestinians, presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said.

    "President Mohamed Morsi has followed the Israeli brutal assault in...

  • Netanyahu among 13 leaders Obama calls post-election

    November 8, 2012 | 1:45 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was one of 13 world leaders that President Obama called to thank for congratulatory messages following his reelection.

    "In each call, he thanked his counterpart for their friendship and partnership thus far and expressed his desire to...

  • Morsi removed Israel-friendly references from speech

    October 31, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi removed from his prepared speech to the United Nations two positive references to peace with Israel.

    Morsi's remarks, as prepared for delivery and distributed by the Egyptian mission to the United Nations on Sept. 26, included an endorsement of...

  • As Morsi and Brotherhood spur alarm, what to do about Egypt?

    October 30, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    Jewish groups looking for signals from Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi regarding his views were appalled when one finally came -- in the form of a nod and what appeared to be a muttered “amen” to an imam’s call for God to “deal harshly” with the Jews.

    Morsi's nod at Friday...

  • Morsi answers amen to imam’s prayers for destruction of Jews

    October 22, 2012 | 3:36 pm

    A video shows Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi saying amen to the prayers by an imam calling on Allah to "destroy the Jews and their supporters.”

    Morsi in last weekend's service is seen praying with great concentration at a mosque in the Matrouh governorate. The service was...

  • Clinton request to Egypt’s Morsi: Improve ties with Israel

    September 25, 2012 | 9:30 am

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to improve ties with Israel.

    Clinton made the request during a meeting Monday with Morsi in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

    Morsi reportedly told Clinton that Egypt...

  • Egypt sentences 14 to death for Sinai attacks

    September 24, 2012 | 9:55 am

    An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 14 Islamists to death for attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, showing Egypt's determination to put down militancy in a region critical to relations with neighbouring Israel.

    The Jewish state has voiced concern about security in...

  • Hamas worried as Egypt closes tunnels

    September 20, 2012 | 9:24 am

    For years, the tunnel economy in the Gaza Strip has flourished. An estimated 1,000 tunnels were burrowed underground, connecting the southern Gaza town of Rafah and the Egyptian–controlled Sinai Peninsula. Everything from new cars (cut up into pieces for shipping) to cigarettes to...

  • Egypt broadens Sinai campaign against militants

    August 29, 2012 | 5:53 pm

    Egypt’s military said on Wednesday it would broaden its offensive against militants in the Sinai Peninsula, a campaign that has raised concerns in Israel about the movement of heavy armor into the area near its border.

    After militants attacked and killed 16 border guards on Aug. 5,...

  • New Egyptian leader seeks ‘balance’ in Middle East

    August 27, 2012 | 5:50 pm

    Egypt’s new Islamist president said on Monday he would pursue a “balanced” foreign policy, reassuring Israel its peace treaty was safe, hinting at a new approach to Iran and calling on Bashar Assad’s allies to help lever the Syrian leader out.

    Mohamed Morsi, who was elected in June...

  • Report: Egypt’s Morsi ‘studying’ amending Camp David Accords

    August 14, 2012 | 11:26 am

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is considering amending the Camp David Accords to give Egypt full control over the Sinai, his legal adviser told a national newspaper.

    Mohamed Gadallah told the Egyptian Al-Masry Al-Youm that Morsi is “studying” whether to amend the basis for the...

  • Egypt fires intelligence chief, militants hit

    August 8, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    President Mohamed Morsi fired the intelligence chief on Wednesday and Egyptian aircraft hit targets on the border with Israel in the biggest assault in the area in nearly 40 years after a deadly attack by militants on Egyptian border police.

    It was unclear how far Morsi - who must...

  • Sinai border attack seen as test in Egypt-Israel relationship

    August 7, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    The attack this week along the Israel-Egypt border poses dilemmas both for Israel and for the new Egyptian president.

    Should Israel accede to pressure to modify its 1979 peace treaty with Egypt and allow more Egyptian troops into the Sinai to quell the unrest there?

    For Egyptian...

  • Israel receives first contact from Egypt’s Morsi

    July 31, 2012 | 11:09 am

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi told Israel on Tuesday he wanted to work for peace in the Middle East, in the first official message sent by the Arab state’s new Islamist leadership to the Jewish state.

    Politicians in Israel had expressed alarm in private over the election of the...

  • In shift by Egypt, president meets Hamas leader

    July 26, 2012 | 6:07 pm

    Gaza Islamist leader Ismail Haniyeh met Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday in an official visit that signaled a big shift in Cairo’s stance toward the Hamas movement after the election of a Muslim Brotherhood head of state in Egypt.

    A Palestinian official said the head of...

  • Clinton to Netanyahu: ‘We will continue to consult closely’

    July 16, 2012 | 2:17 pm

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Israeli leaders in Jerusalem Monday, fresh from a visit to Egypt, where she became the most senior U.S. official to meet newly elected President Mohamed Morsi, from the long-banned Muslim Brotherhood.

    It was Clinton’s first visit to the...

  • Clinton moves to bear hug Egyptian leader

    July 12, 2012 | 11:39 am

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to Cairo this weekend for a two-day visit that aims to give a hearty handshake to the new Islamist president and move to temper any radical moves by his government.

    Clinton will be the highest American official to visit Egypt since...

  • William Burns, heading for Israel, reassures Egypt of assistance

    July 10, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Deputy U.S. Secretary of State William Burns after meeting with new Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said the United States was “fully committed” to assistance for Egypt.

    Burns, who will visit Israel later this week for another round in the U.S.-Israel strategic dialogue, met Monday...

  • Clinton to visit Egypt, Israel after Asia swing

    July 5, 2012 | 11:06 am

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Egypt this month for talks with the country’s a new Islamist president, and will follow that with a stop in Israel to discuss Middle East peace efforts, the State Department said on Thursday.

    Clinton’s Mideast stops come at the end of a...

  • Egypt’s new president to visit Iran

    July 3, 2012 | 11:05 am

    New Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will visit Iran next month.

    Morsi will be attending the conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, a group of states that do not consider themselves allied or opposed to any major international powers, according to the Times of Israel.

    Morsi became...

  • Egypt’s president-elect never made overtures to Iran, aide says

    June 25, 2012 | 3:31 pm

    An Iranian news agency said Egypt’s Islamist President-elect Mohamed Morsi had voiced interest in restoring long-severed ties with Tehran to create a strategic “balance” in the region, but a Morsi aide denied the interview ever took place.

    Iran’s Fars agency said it spoke to Morsi a...

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