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  • July 2, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 2, 2013 | 3:18 am

    The US

    Headline: Kerry: US, Russia want Syria conference soon

    To Read: Politico's Josh Gerstein points out that Obama's difficult dilemma on Egypt is very similar to the one he faced a couple of years ago-

    As the Egyptian military issued what appeared to be an ultimatum...

  • June 27, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 27, 2013 | 3:13 am

    The US

    Headline: Kerry resumes Israeli-Palestinian peace bid

    To Read: Aaron David Miller examines John ("the Lone Ranger") Kerry's great Middle East gamble-

    This week, the Lone Ranger is making his fifth official visit to the Middle East as U.S. secretary of state, with...

  • June 7, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 7, 2013 | 3:52 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. quietly allows military aid to Egypt despite rights concerns

    To Read: What do the Rice and Power appointments mean for Obama's foreign policy? Veteran foreign policy expert Adam Garfinkle admits that he doesn't know-

    So what, if anything, does this...

  • April 23, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 23, 2013 | 3:20 am

    The US

    Headline: Syria, Afghanistan on agenda as Kerry attends first NATO meeting as US secretary of state

    To Read: The case of the Tsarnaev brothers may illustrate Olivier Roy's thesis which says that the vast majority of islamist (and even al Qaeda) terrorists are not part of...

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  • Does Egypt want Jon Stewart arrested? [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    April 3, 2013 | 1:18 pm

    Morsi "Viva Hate" - Egyptian Democracy

    Without Bassem Youssef and the journalists who took to Tahrir Square in protest, President Morsi would not be in a position to repress them.

  • Recalling a second exodus

    March 28, 2013 | 5:53 am

    Frolicking with her fiancé in the cool waters of the Suez Canal, Lilian Abada would never have imagined she was about to experience the first of a string of events that would ultimately lead her to flee her native Egypt for Israel with only one suitcase.

    When Abada and her future...

  • Should Israel fear “the king which knew not Josef?”

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 27, 2013 | 12:25 pm

    As Passover lays upon us, I asked Adi Grady, a teaching and research assistant in Tel- Aviv University’s Political Science department, and a Political Science grad student, to write a little bit about Israel, Egypt, and recent years. Here's an analysis of Israel-Egypt relations,...

  • February 22, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 22, 2013 | 3:52 am

    Headline: GOP senator’s backing gives Hagel enough support to be Pentagon chief

    To Read:  Jacques E.C. Hymans thinks that the US and Israel have been misrepresenting the Iranian threat-

    As the little shepherd boy learned, crying wolf too early and too often destroys one's...

  • Muslim Brotherhood tops Simon Wiesenthal Center anti-Semite list

    December 28, 2012 | 9:16 am

    Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood produced the worst anti-Semitic and anti-Israel slurs this year, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

    The Center topped its annual “Top Ten Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs” list with a quote from Mohammed Badie, a Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader...

  • Egypt’s opposition protests draft constitution

    December 9, 2012 | 4:49 pm

    Egypt's opposition said it would continue to protest an upcoming referendum on a draft constitution even after President Mohammed Morsi cancelled decrees that gave him virtually unlimited power.

    Late Saturday night Morsi withdrew the decrees that gave him immunity from judicial...

  • Egyptian protesters penetrate barrier at Morsi’s palace

    December 7, 2012 | 9:35 am

    Egyptian protesters broke through a barbed wire barricade keeping them from the presidential palace in Cairo on Friday and some climbed onto army tanks and waved flags.

    Up to 10,000 protesters had been penned behind the barrier, guarded by tanks that were deployed on Thursday...

  • Obama expresses deep concern to Egypt’s Morsi about violence

    December 6, 2012 | 4:41 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama called Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday to express his "deep concern" about the deaths and injuries of protesters in Egypt and said dialogue between opposing sides should be held without preconditions, the White House said.

    "The president...

  • More demonstrations in Tahrir Square against Morsi power grab

    November 28, 2012 | 8:21 am

    Police fired tear gas and beat demonstrators as large-scale protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square continued over Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's power grab.

    Many young protesters were arrested Wednesday on the second straight day of demonstrations in and near the square. On...

  • Protests after “Pharaoh” Morsi assumes powers in Egypt

    November 23, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's decision to assume sweeping powers caused fury amongst his opponents and prompted violent clashes in central Cairo and other cities on Friday.

    Police fired tear gas near Cairo's Tahrir Square, heart of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni...

  • Israel, Gaza fighting rages on as Egypt seeks truce

    November 17, 2012 | 9:29 pm

    Israel bombed militant targets in Gaza for a fifth straight day on Sunday, launching aerial and naval attacks as its military prepared for a possible ground invasion, though Egypt saw "some indications" of a truce ahead.

    Forty-seven Palestinians, about half of them civilians,...

  • Israel hits Hamas government buildings, reservists mobilized

    November 17, 2012 | 9:08 am

    Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in Gaza on Saturday, including the prime minister's office, after Israel's cabinet authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists in preparation for a possible ground invasion.

    Palestinian militants in Gaza kept up...

  • Israel requests reservists after rockets target cities

    November 16, 2012 | 11:05 am

    Israeli ministers were on Friday asked to endorse the call-up of up to 75,000 reservists after Palestinian militants nearly hit Jerusalem with a rocket for the first time in decades and fired at Tel Aviv for a second day.

    The rocket attacks were a challenge to Israel's Gaza...

  • How to turn crisis into diplomatic promise in Gaza

    November 16, 2012 | 10:33 am

    The crisis over Gaza was triggered by a Hamas escalation of missile attacks against Israel, which resulted in Israeli retaliation, the killing of Ahmed Jabari -- the Hamas military chief, and the destruction from the air of major Hamas missile emplacements. The question now is how...

  • Jerusalem and Tel Aviv under rocket fire, Netanyahu warns Gaza

    November 16, 2012 | 9:02 am

    Palestinian militants nearly hit Jerusalem with a rocket for the first time in decades on Friday and fired at Tel Aviv for a second day, in a stinging challenge to Israel's Gaza offensive after an Egyptian bid to broker a truce.

    The attacks came just hours after Egypt's prime...

  • Gaza militants use Egyptian-brokered ceasefire to launch 21 rockets into Israel

    November 16, 2012 | 7:50 am

    Palestinian militants reportedly fired 21 rockets from Gaza into Israel during a unilateral ceasefire called by Israel to facilitate a visit to Gaza by Egypt’s prime minister.

    Israel briefly suspended its attacks on Gaza on Friday -- the third day of Israel’s operation Pillar of...

  • France’s Hollande contacts Netanyahu to end Gaza fighting

    November 15, 2012 | 11:53 am

    French President Francois Hollande has made contact with the leaders of Israel and Egypt to try to prevent an escalation of fighting in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Jean-Francois Ayrault said on Thursday.

    The killing of a Hamas militant commander in an Israeli air strike on...

  • 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...

  • Egyptian Islamists vow revenge against Israel for Gaza killings

    October 16, 2012 | 2:13 pm

    An Islamist group in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula bordering Israel said on Tuesday it will take revenge against the Jewish state for the killing of Palestinian militants in Gaza at the weekend.

    Islamist militants have stepped up attacks on security forces in Sinai and the Israeli...

  • Egypt’s President Morsi to decline Israel visit invitation

    August 29, 2012 | 8:40 am

    A day after Israel’s foreign minister called on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to visit Israel, a Muslim Brotherhood official called such a visit impossible.

    “There is no possibility for Morsi to visit the Zionist entity,” Gamal Heshmat of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and...

  • 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...

  • Hamas’ Haniyeh: Egypt will protect Gaza

    July 13, 2012 | 11:18 am

    The head of Hamas in Gaza said Egypt’s new president would shield Gaza from attacks by Israel and would lift the blockade.

    Ismail Haniyeh told worshippers in a mosque Friday that he is confident Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi “will never provide cover for any new aggression or war...

  • Egypt’s Morsi keen to renew long-severed Iran ties

    June 25, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Egypt’s Islamist President-elect Mohamed Morsi voiced interest in restoring long-severed ties with Tehran to create a strategic “balance” in the region, in an interview published on Monday with Iran’s Fars news agency.

    Morsi’s comments are likely to unsettle Western powers as they...

  • Muslim Brotherhood candidate declared winner of Egyptian presidential election

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 24, 2012 | 10:10 am

    The Muslim Brotherhood, which has been making political moves since the Arab Spring, is now atop Egyptian politics (at least symbolically). Its presidential candidate, Mohamed Morsi, was declared today the winner of the country’s first democratic presidential election.

    CNN reports:...

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