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  • Egyptian army says Morsi is out, appoints interim head of state

    July 3, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    Egypt's armed forces overthrew elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday and announced a political transition with the support of a wide range of political, religious and youth leaders.

    After a day of drama in which tanks and troops deployed near the presidential...

  • Merkel takes Morsi to task over Jew comments

    January 31, 2013 | 9:50 am

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel used a meeting with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to criticize his past remarks on Jews.

    During their meeting Wednesday, according to German media, Merkel raised the issue of recorded remarks Morsi made in 2010 in which he called Israeli...

  • Egyptian protesters defy curfew, attack police stations

    January 28, 2013 | 4:09 pm

    Egyptian protesters defied a nighttime curfew in restive towns along the Suez Canal, attacking police stations and ignoring emergency rule imposed by Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to end days of clashes that have killed at least 52 people.

    At least two men died in overnight...

  • January 17, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 17, 2013 | 3:38 am

    The US

    Headline: Militants Seize Americans and Other Hostages in Algeria

    To Read: 6 Things You Need to Know About Denis McDonough
    Joshua E. Keating of Foreign Policy brings readers up to speed on the man expected to be the new White House chief of staff

    McDonough, 43, is...

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  • Egypt prepares for controversial referendum

    December 13, 2012 | 4:21 pm

    Amr Mohammed, a student, huddled in a tent near the Egyptian Presidential Palace. His finger, which he says was broken in a violent clash with police last week, is still swollen. Several of his friends together with him in the tent sport large bandages.

    Mohammed says he joined...

  • Egypt army seeks national unity as crisis mounts

    December 11, 2012 | 11:27 am

    Egypt's army chief called for talks on national unity to end the country's mounting political crisis after a vital loan from the IMF was delayed and thousands of pro- and anti-government demonstrators took to the streets.

    The meeting scheduled for Wednesday afternoon was called...

  • December 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 7, 2012 | 12:28 am

    In-depth

    Netanyahu's Christmas Present

    Writing in the National Interest, Akiva Eldar examines possible U.S. responses to Israel's announcement of construction in E1. 

    The decision to build 3,000 units in area E1 is described as a "punishment" for the UN General Assembly's...

  • November 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 29, 2012 | 3:02 am

    In-depth

    ‘We’re Learning How to Be Free’

    Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi talks to Richard Stengel, Bobby Ghosh and Karl Vick of Time about changes in the Mideast, the Israel-Gaza ceasefire and his time in the United States. 

    President Obama has been very helpful, very...

  • November 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 28, 2012 | 12:37 am

    In-depth

    Hamas’ Lifeblood: Money

    Money is flowing into the Hamas coffers from all over the Muslim world, often via charities operating in the West, writes Gary M. Osen in Tablet Magazine. 

    Whatever one imagines about Jabari’s true aims, one thing’s for certain: His life’s...

  • November 27, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 27, 2012 | 2:05 am

    In-depth

    Shame on Anyone Who Ever Thought Mohammad Morsi Was a Moderate

    The Egyptian president's new power grab is hardly unexpected given the modus operandi of the Muslim Brotherhood, writes Eric Trager of the New Republic.

    The Brotherhood, in other words, does not...

  • November 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 26, 2012 | 12:59 am

     In-depth

    Mursi kills Egypt’s spring

    By giving himself sweeping powers, the Egyptian president has betrayed the principles of the country's revolution, writes Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed in Asharq Al-Awsat

    The presidential decrees are equivalent in terms of their importance...

  • November 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 22, 2012 | 12:14 am

    In-depth

    Winners & Losers

    Elliot Abrams of the Weekly Standard looks at the gains and losses of the parties in the newly ended Gaza conflict. 

    Israelis have appreciated that Netanyahu avoided bombastic statements, and used the days of conflict to reach out to President...

  • Israeli defense official: ‘Shocking dictatorship’ has grown in Egypt

    November 2, 2012 | 9:07 am

    Amos Gilad, an Israeli defense official, said that “a shocking dictatorship has grown in Egypt,” according to reports in Israeli media.

    Gilad, a department director at the Ministry of Defence, reportedly told students in Herzliya that Israel and Egypt “are not talking” to each...

  • October 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 18, 2012 | 2:37 am

    In-depth

    Romney's Sensible Stance on Israel-Palestine

    The Republican presidential nominee had the right idea when he said that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 'is going to remain an unsolved problem', writes Leon Hadar in the National Interest

    ... perhaps the time has...

  • October 16, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 16, 2012 | 3:32 am

    In-depth

    Iran's Secret Plan to Contaminate the Strait of Hormuz

    An increasingly desperate Iran could create a massive oil spill to force the West into temporarily suspending sanctions, writes Erich Follath in Der Spiegel

    According to the Pasdaran [Revolutionary Guards]...

  • October 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 7, 2012 | 3:50 am

    In-depth

    America’s Future in the Mideast

    Lee Smith of Tablet Magazine asks four experts how the president, post-November, should prioritize his Mideast policy.

    The United States needs to start a race to the top in the Middle East, incentivizing creative approaches in...

  • October 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 3, 2012 | 2:26 am

    In-depth

    Hunt for Obama’s Middle East Policy Comes Up Empty

    Writing for Bloomberg, Jeffrey Goldberg takes Obama to task for his procrastination when it comes to the Middle East. 

    Perhaps Obama isn’t quite the brilliant foreign-policy strategist his campaign tells us he is....

  • October 2, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 2, 2012 | 12:47 am

    In-depth

    Obama's Mideast Missteps

    The president's actions have made tense situations in Israel and Egypt even worse, writes Dov S. Zakheim in the National Interest.

    Netanyahu’s inserting himself and his country into the middle of the American presidential election...

  • September 27, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 27, 2012 | 12:36 am

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    First New York's Jews, Then America's?

    There has been a fundamental shift in the make-up of New York's Jewish community, which could act as a bellwhether for the rest of the country, writes Jack Wertheimer in Commentary Magazine

    Barring a mass defection from...

  • Egypt’s president in U.S., seeks to chart a new course

    September 24, 2012 | 10:06 am

    As Mohammed Morsi makes his first visit to the United States since becoming Egypt’s first democratically elected president to attend the annual opening sessions of the United Nations General Assembly, an Egyptian court has sentenced 14 Islamists to death-by-hanging and four to life...

  • September 23, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 23, 2012 | 3:01 am

    In-depth

    Egypt’s New Leader Spells Out Terms for U.S.-Arab Ties

    The United States must show more respect for the Arab world and meet by its pledge to build a Palestinian state, Mohammed Morsi tells David D. Kirkpatrick and Steven Erlanger of the New York Times.

    Arabs and...

  • August 31, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 31, 2012 | 3:41 am

    In-depth

    Five Reasons Why the Assad Regime Survives

    The Syrian president has created a situation which could mean the survival of his regime - in one form or another - for quite some time, writes Tony Karon in TIME

    [T]here may be more than empty braggadocio to Assad’s...

  • August 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 30, 2012 | 1:21 am

    In-depth

    An Autumn Abyss?

    As the Middle East marches closer to war, all sides must consider the long-term fallout from their actions, writes Joschka Fischer for Project Syndicate.

     

    Everywhere there is talk of a “military option,” which means air strikes. But, while...

  • August 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 28, 2012 | 3:50 am

    In-depth

    New Egypt leader steps out on world stage seeking “balance”

    In his first interview to the international media since his election, Mohammed Morsi tells Samia Nakhoul and Edmund Blair of Reuters that Israel has nothing to fear from a new Egyptian military campaign in the...

  • August 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 26, 2012 | 2:15 am

    In-depth

    Where Will Morsi’s Embrace of Ahmadinejad Lead?

    Writing in Algemeiner, Dore Gold warns that any renewed warmth between Cairo and Tehran could endanger Egypt’s ties in the Arab world.

    [T]here are presently a number of challenges that will make any Sunni-Shiite...

  • Clinton urges Egypt, Israel to talk about Sinai

    August 23, 2012 | 2:34 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Egypt’s foreign minister to keep lines of communication open with Israel amid tensions over an Egyptian push against militants in the neighboring Sinai desert, the State Department said on Thursday.

    Clinton spoke with Foreign Minister...

  • U.S., Israel, Jewish groups apprehensive about Iran-hosted non-aligned summit

    August 23, 2012 | 10:15 am

    As Iran gets set to host the Non-Aligned Movement triennial summit, Israel, the United States and a number of Jewish groups are worried that what happens in Tehran won’t stay there.

    The decision Wednesday by Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. Secretary General, to attend the 16th triennial...

  • August 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 17, 2012 | 1:43 am

    ‎‎In-depth

    Mursi and Israel

    The new Egyptian president cannot dodge questions about his stance on Israel forever, writes Khalil El-Anani in Al-Ahram.

    Mursi should bring himself to acknowledge the bitter truth. Dealing with Israel is not an option. It is an imperative...

  • Report: Morsi ‘interested in amending’ peace treaty with Israel

    August 15, 2012 | 5:33 pm

    Following unrest in the Sinai including a terrorist attack that killed 16 soldiers, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi “is interested in amending” the country’s 1979 Camp David Accords with Israel “with regards to the deployment of forces in Sinai,” said his judicial...

  • August 14, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 13, 2012 | 11:17 pm

    In-depth

    High Anxiety

    Israel is having a worrisome summer, writes Elliott Abrams in the Weekly Standard, given the rise of Egypt’s Islamists, worsening instability in Syria and Iran’s ongoing nuclear aspirations.

    Pessimism is rife in Israel. One day of Egyptian Army attacks...

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