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  • 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...

  • Damn it, Israel was Right

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 16, 2013 | 7:19 am

    Israel was an early skeptic about the so called "Arab spring". In February of 2011, an eternity ago in 21st century Middle Eastern time, Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke to the Knesset about the situation in Egypt. The hopes of people in the region and of observers in other places...

  • 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 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • So you want to know if a ‘Third Intifada’ is coming…

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 25, 2013 | 6:22 am

    The “Third Palestinian Intifada” has been with us almost from the moment the second Intifada was tamed by Israeli action. Just google “third Palestinian Intifada” to find it all: The predictions, the warnings, the applications, the preparations, the countdowns. 'Are Palestinians...

  • 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...

  • Egypt media say six Sinai “terrorists” held after attack

    August 10, 2012 | 9:49 am

    The Egyptian army has captured six people it regards as “terrorists” in Sinai after an attack on a police station earlier this week that killed 16 border guards near the border with Israel, a military source told state media on Friday.

    Egypt sent hundreds of troops and armored...

  • Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi wins presidency in Egypt

    June 24, 2012 | 3:34 pm

    Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was declared the winner of Egypt’s presidential race in its first democratic elections.

    Egypt’s electoral commission on Sunday said Morsi was the victor and would be sworn in as president. Morsi reportedly won with 52 percent of the vote.

    ...
  • Egypt holds first round of voting in presidential election

    May 24, 2012 | 8:50 am

    Egypt is holding its first round of balloting for its first presidential election since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak during an uprising more than a year ago. 

    The balloting began its second day Wednesday. Nearly 50 million Egyptians are eligible to vote. 

    Results for...

  • Egypt’s new politics make Israel ties a target

    April 24, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    To mark the day Egypt regained control of the Sinai peninsula from Israel, a group of protesters pledged they would this week cover a memorial to Israelis killed in the war with an Egyptian flag bearing the words: “Sinai - the invaders’ graveyard.”

    The gesture will be one of the...

  • Egypt ends gas deal with Israel, stakeholder says

    April 22, 2012 | 2:24 pm

    Egypt’s energy companies have terminated a long-term deal to supply Israel with gas after the cross-border pipeline sustained months of sabotage since a revolt last year, a stakeholder in the deal said on Sunday.

    Ampal-American Israel Corporation, a partner in the East...

  • Egypt: U.S. aid cut may force Israel treaty review

    February 16, 2012 | 8:45 am

    The Muslim Brotherhood has warned that Egypt may review its 1979 peace deal with Israel if the United States cuts aid to the country, a move that could undermine a cornerstone of Washington’s Middle East policy.

    Washington has said the aid is at risk due to an Egyptian probe into...

  • Israel congratulates Egypt on new parliament

    January 26, 2012 | 8:49 am

    Israel congratulated Egypt on the inauguration of its new parliament, the first in the post-Mubarak era.

    “On the occasion of the opening session of the Egyptian parliament, on Jan. 23, Israel extends its congratulations to the people of Egypt for its efforts to achieve freedom,...

  • Egypt’s Islamists claim most seats in run-off vote

    December 7, 2011 | 8:29 am

    Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said on Wednesday it won most seats in a first-round parliamentary vote, with early tallies suggesting liberals had backed some of its candidates to block hardline Salafis.

    The Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), which has promised to work with...

  • Islamists seek to extend gains in Egypt run-off vote

    December 5, 2011 | 1:10 am

    The Muslim Brotherhood’s party will seek to extend a lead over hardline Islamists in run-offs in Egypt’s parliamentary vote Monday, with liberal parties struggling to hold their ground in a political landscape redrawn by the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.

    The Brotherhood’s Freedom and...

  • Egypt awaits poll results, Tahrir protest starts

    December 2, 2011 | 8:31 am

    Egypt will hear the results of elections which Islamist parties expect to win on Friday and protesters rallied in Cairo to remember 42 people killed in clashes with police last month.

    “Without Tahrir, we wouldn’t have had these elections,” said Mohamed Gad, in the Cairo square that...

  • Egypt Islamists expect gains in post-Mubarak poll

    November 29, 2011 | 8:06 am

    Egyptians voted on Tuesday in a parliamentary election that Islamists hope will sweep them closer to power, even though the army generals who took over from President Hosni Mubarak have yet to step aside.

    The election, the first since a revolt ousted Mubarak on February 11, unfolded...

  • 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...

  • The Muslim world is out of control

    October 28, 2011 | 9:07 pm

    The Muslim world is out of control. And that’s a good thing.

    The control of ruthless dictators has declined markedly in less than a single year. Two brutal despots, Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia, are gone for good, and while it will take time for...

  • American-Israeli Ilan Grapel is freed in prisoner exchange with Egypt

    October 27, 2011 | 12:38 pm

    Egypt released an American-Israeli it held as an alleged spy and Israel freed 25 Egyptians in a prisoner swap on Thursday that will ease strains between Cairo’s new rulers and the United States and Israel.

    Ilan Grapel, 27, flew to Israel accompanied by two Israeli envoys sent by...

  • The Arab Spring and Iraq

    October 26, 2011 | 6:42 pm

    The Arab Spring, as a moniker for the revolution that seemed about to sweep the Middle East earlier this year, has given way to far less cheerful seasonal metaphors — from long, hot summer to dark, dismal winter. In Egypt, where “people power” toppled Hosni Mubarak’s corrupt...

  • Opinion: Is Assad next?

    By Douglas M. Bloomfield

    October 25, 2011 | 2:53 pm

    Bashar Assad must have felt a chill when he saw the pictures of Muamar GadHafi’s final moments and knowing that Syrian crowds were chanting, “Assad is next.”

    There are differences between the uprisings in Libya and Syria, but the outcome will be the same: one more tyrant...

  • Israeli Cabinet approves Grapel prisoner swap deal

    October 25, 2011 | 11:34 am

    Israel’s Cabinet unanimously approved a deal to release dual American-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel in exchange for 25 Egyptians being held in Israeli prisons.

    The agreement, which was facilitated by the U.S. government, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, was...

  • Egyptian gas flows again to Israel

    October 24, 2011 | 9:00 am

    Egypt has renewed pumping gas to Israel through a pipeline that has been attacked six times in less than a year.

    It is the first time that gas has flowed to Israel through the pipeline since July.

    The return of Egyptian gas began on Sunday, after a short test the previous week. Gas...

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