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  • Egypt’s bruised Brotherhood fails to show street power

    August 23, 2013 | 9:57 am

    Mass protests called by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood mostly failed to materialize on Friday as the movement reels from a bloody army crackdown on followers of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
     
    Troops and police had taken relatively low-key security measures before the "Friday of...
  • Israel lobbying U.S., EU to support Egypt’s military government

    August 19, 2013 | 7:59 am

    The Israeli government is pressing its efforts to convince the United States and the European Union to support the military-backed government in Egypt.

    The New York Times reported late Sunday that Israeli ambassadors in Washington and the European capitals will lobby foreign...

  • Obama condemns violence in Egypt, cancels military exercises

    August 15, 2013 | 8:21 am

    President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that the United States is canceling joint military exercises with Egypt next month, saying normal U.S. cooperation cannot continue in light of the armed forces' bloody crackdown.

    "The United States strongly condemns the steps that have...

  • July 30, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 30, 2013 | 3:29 am

    The US

    Headline: Liberal Democrats Move to Torpedo Iran Sanctions Bill

    To Read: Paul Pillar believes that not recognizing the Egyptian coup might be a highly problematic precedent for the US-

    The fact that there is a legal issue, given a statutory requirement to suspend...

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  • July 29, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 29, 2013 | 3:26 am

    The US

     

    Headline: U.S. House set to vote on tough Iran sanctions bill this week

    To Read: Pew's Bruce Stokes writes about the decline in America's global popularity-

    The decline is in no way comparable to the collapse of U.S. standing in the first decade of this century....

  • July 26, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 26, 2013 | 3:56 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. sidesteps decision whether to cut off aid to Egypt

    To Read: Michael Young thinks that General Dempsey's recent Syria plan is just a another piece of evidence showing that the US isn't serious about intervening in Syria-

    When generals want to avoid...

  • Israel boosts rocket defenses on Egypt border

    July 23, 2013 | 8:34 am

    Israel has boosted its rocket defenses near its southern border with Egypt to counter possible attacks from Islamist militants fighting security forces in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, Israeli officials said on Tuesday.

    Violence in Sinai has surged since the army ousted elected...

  • House appropriations bill would sustain Egypt funding

    July 19, 2013 | 9:50 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives foreign operations appropriations bill now under consideration does not stop assistance to Egypt despite the recent coup, in part because of considerations of Israeli security.

    “Everyone is closely watching the situation in Egypt, and the...

  • Violence overshadows new Egyptian cabinet; seven killed

    July 16, 2013 | 7:11 am

    Seven people were killed and more than 260 wounded when Islamist supporters of Mohamed Morsi fought opponents of the deposed Egyptian president and security forces, marking a return of violence that overshadowed the naming of an interim cabinet.

    Egyptian authorities rounded up...

  • U.S. envoy spurned by both sides on Egypt visit

    July 15, 2013 | 7:05 am

    The first senior U.S. official to visit Egypt since the army toppled its elected president was snubbed by both Islamists and their opponents on Monday.

    Deputy Secretary of State William Burns arrived in a divided capital where both sides are furious at the United States, the...

  • Egypt’s bruised Islamists protest after bloody week

    July 12, 2013 | 7:51 am

    Islamist supporters of Egypt's ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, protested in Cairo on Friday after a week of violence in which more than 90 people were killed in a bitterly divided nation.

    More than a week after the army toppled Egypt's first elected leader after a wave of...

  • Egypt welcomes U.S. remarks on Morsi; food stocks dwindle

    July 11, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Egypt's interim rulers welcomed on Thursday remarks from the U.S. State Department describing the rule of toppled leader Mohamed Morsi as undemocratic, read in Cairo as a signal that Washington will not cut off its $1.5 billion in annual aid.

    In a stark illustration of the...

  • Spring into action

    By Steve Greenberg

    July 10, 2013 | 1:33 pm

  • Egypt orders arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leaders

    July 10, 2013 | 8:15 am

    Egypt's prosecutor ordered the arrest on Wednesday of the leaders of ousted President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, charging them with inciting violence in a clash that saw troops shoot 55 Morsi supporters dead.

    A week after the army toppled Egypt's first democratically...

  • Egypt seeks end to crisis with quick elections

    July 9, 2013 | 7:32 am

    Egypt's interim rulers unveiled a quick timetable for elections and won a $3 billion cash lifeline from the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, a day after 55 people were killed when troops fired on a crowd supporting ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

    The worst day of violence in more...

  • Democracy for Egypt? Come back in twenty years…

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 9, 2013 | 6:15 am

    Let's try to make it simple:

    For both the US and Israel, the most convenient situation in the inconvenience that is current day Egypt is the military remaining in charge. Not just now, but for the foreseeable future as well. Alas, the more the military is visible as the...

  • Iran says Egyptian army interference is ‘unacceptable’

    July 8, 2013 | 7:09 am

    Iran on Monday called the Egyptian army's ousting of president Mohamed Morsi "unacceptable" and said Israel and the West did not want to see a powerful Egypt.

    The comments from Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi were more disapproving than his immediate reaction last...

  • Sources: Mohamed ElBaradei to be named Egypt’s interim Prime Minister

    July 6, 2013 | 11:15 am

    Mohamed ElBaradei, a former U.N. nuclear agency chief, will be named Egypt's interim prime minister later on Saturday, a presidential source told Reuters.

    Interim head of state Adli Mansour was installed on Thursday to oversee a military roadmap to elections, the day after the...

  • U.S., Israeli officials confer on Egypt

    July 5, 2013 | 10:08 am

    Top U.S. and Israeli officials exchanged a series of phone calls Thursday to discuss the situation in Egypt.

    The phone calls followed President Obama’s news conference Thursday night on the volatile situation in Egypt, where the army ousted President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday....

  • Tough congressional language limits Obama’s Egypt options

    July 5, 2013 | 9:58 am

    When it comes to foreign assistance, American law couldn’t be clearer: A coup d’etat suspends funding, period.

    But that directive, which has persisted for years in federal appropriations bills, is now clashing with another congressional priority: the apparent desire to foster an...

  • Muslim Brotherhood claims new Egyptian President is Jewish

    July 5, 2013 | 9:52 am

    The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s website briefly posted an article claiming that the country’s current interim president is Jewish.

    The article, which appeared Thursday on IkhwanOnline, has since been taken down, though a translation is still available online. It claimed that...

  • Egyptian Army and Islamists in deadly clashes

    July 5, 2013 | 9:47 am

    Egyptian soldiers killed at least three supporters of Mohamed Morsi in Cairo hours after Islamists attacked sites in the Sinai.

    The Morsi supporters were shot while trying to breach the Cairo barracks where the deposed Egyptian president is being held by the army.

    Supporters in...

  • Egyptian Islamists attack on Gaza border

    July 5, 2013 | 6:59 am

    Islamists attacked Egyptian military posts in the Sinai, killing at least one on the Gaza border.

    The attack on the police post at Rafah, a city on the Gaza-Egypt border with a Palestinian side and an Egyptian side, was one of several attacks Friday by Islamists on Egyptian...

  • Inevitability, Mr. Anderson?

    By Ariel Blumenthal

    July 4, 2013 | 8:45 pm

    No writer in Hollywood could have gotten it better. Revolution in Egypt: a season finale shocker.

    For decades it was common knowledge that Hosni Mobarak is sitting on a barrel of Islamist explosive, that only his firm hand is keeping the Muslim Brotherhood from taking over the...

  • The power and the mandate in Egypt

    July 4, 2013 | 2:44 pm

    Mohamed Morsi is now out, and it is virtually impossible for him to pull off a personal comeback in the near future. His downfall is a result of his and the Muslim Brotherhood’s unsophisticated view of democracy in conjunction with their naïve assumption that they had real power....

  • Interim Egyptian president installed, Israel quiet and cautious

    July 4, 2013 | 2:34 pm

    Egypt swore in an interim president as Israel kept a low profile following the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

    Adli Mansour, chief justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, was sworn in Thursday as Egypt’s interim president less than a day after Morsi was...

  • In Egypt, Pita over Allah

    By David Suissa

    July 3, 2013 | 3:42 pm

    It’s tempting to see the chaos in Egypt, with President Mohamed Morsi ousted and his Muslim Brotherhood party discredited, as just another failure of government. But there’s another aspect to this failure — and that is religion.

    It’s conceivable that if human beings didn’t have...

  • Washington Notes: The Egyptian c-word dilemma

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 3, 2013 | 2:34 pm

    It is a full-fledged coup, says the Morsi camp. It is the unlawful removal of a democratically elected President from power.

    “Don’t call it a coup”, cry the supporters of the military, the opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood who are taking over Egypt. They know that labeling it a...

  • Morsi, army refuse to budge as deadline passes

    July 3, 2013 | 8:59 am

    Egypt's army commander and Islamist President Mohamed Morsi each pledged to die for his cause as a deadline neared on Wednesday that will trigger a military takeover backed by protesters.

    Military chiefs, vowing to restore order in a country racked by demonstrations over Morsi's...

  • July 3, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 3, 2013 | 3:33 am

    The US

    Headline: Lawmakers urge Obama to press Iran harder on nukes

    To Read: Eli Lake and Josh Rogin question Obama's claim that he has been on the side of democracy in Egypt-

    President Obama said Monday his government makes decisions on aid to Egypt based on that...

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