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  • Netanyahu aide denies Mubarak asylum offer

    August 4, 2011 | 9:03 am

    An aide to Benjamin Netanyahu denied an Israeli lawmaker’s assertion that the prime minister had offered Hosni Mubarak asylum in Israel.

    “The prime minister never offered Mubarak asylum,” the aide, Roni Sofer, told the Associated Press on Wednesday.

    Sofer was responding to...

  • Israeli lawmaker says he offered Mubarak asylum

    August 3, 2011 | 9:15 am

    As the trial of Hosni Mubarak began in Egypt, an Israeli lawmaker said he had offered political asylum in Israel to the longtime Egyptian president.

    Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, a Knesset member from the Labor Party, told Israel’s Army Radio on Wednesday that he had made the offer to an...

  • Was Mubarak a Zionist?

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    May 10, 2011 | 9:59 am

    Was Hosni Mubarak a Zionist, as his critics within Egypt and across the Arab world suggest? 

    That sounds absurd but it’s an accusation that has riled a lot of folks in Israel and Egypt.

    Of course, being called a Zionist is about as nasty a charge as there is in many parts of the...

  • Egypt questions Mubarak on gas deal with Israel

    April 25, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Egyptian judicial authorities have extended deposed President Hosni Mubarak’s detention to question him regarding a natural gas deal with Egypt.

    Egypt lost more than $714 million in the deal, Egypt’s prosecutor said in a statement, the New York Times reported.

    The extension of...

  • Egypt’s Mubarak, sons detained

    April 13, 2011 | 4:53 pm

    Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons have been detained for 15 days while the country’s prosecutor general investigates corruption allegations.

    Wednesday’s detentions came a day after Mubarak, 82, was hospitalized in Sharm el-Sheik with heart problems, which...

  • Egypt’s foreign minister talks tough on Israel

    April 4, 2011 | 8:48 am

    Egypt’s new foreign minister said the days of Israel getting cheap gas and strategic benefits are over.

    In an interview Sunday on Egyptian television, Nabil al-Arabi said Egypt will demand that Israel pay the difference between the reduced prices it received and market value on the...

  • Arab unrest alters power balance in as yet unseen ways

    March 1, 2011 | 2:25 pm

    They were the devils they knew.

    Though Israel lives in a dangerous neighborhood, surrounded by countries whose leaders or people wish its destruction, over the years it had adjusted to the status quo, more or less figuring out how to get by while keeping an eye on gradual change.

  • Egypt Debrief: Social media lessons for Jewish community

    February 23, 2011 | 6:31 pm

    As seen in The Jewish Week

    With the Internet playing such a high profile role in the events in the Middle East, what can we learn about more effectively leveraging social media? How can we use social media to foster a more engaged and activated Jewish community? We consulted with...

  • So, the Pharaoh is gone

    February 16, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    Hosni Mubarak was last seen in Sharm el-Sheikh and may soon be on his way out of the country. His son Gamal has been neutralized (for now). The army says it is in control and will move the country to democracy — but by the time of this writing it has not yet met with the true...

  • In Egypt, joy and elation 30 years in the making

    February 16, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    There was disappointment and sadness hours earlier. Some people, thousands in fact, had already camped outside the presidential palace to force the president to leave. Others vowed to continue to stay in the square of the Egyptian capital, braving the cold, and sometimes the rains,...

  • Post-Mubarak, Obama embraces Middle East reform

    February 15, 2011 | 3:59 pm

    A combination of calculation, luck and principles are steering the Obama administration to emphasize democracy and human rights in the Middle East in the post-Mubarak era.

    On Tuesday, President Obama laid out a revamped strategy that takes into account U.S. strategic interests in...

  • [UPDATE] Iranians demonstrate in support of Egypt

    February 15, 2011 | 9:00 am

    One protester was killed and dozens were injured as thousands of Iranians demonstrated in support of uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

    Dozens of opposition protesters were arrested in the central Iranian city of Isfahan, and Iranian security forces fired tear gas at protesters...

  • Clinton: People of Iran deserve same rights as Egyptians

    February 14, 2011 | 4:53 pm

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has expressed support for the tens of thousands of protesters in Iran’s capital, saying they deserve to have the same rights that they saw being played out in Egypt and are part of their own birthright.

    “Let me, clearly and directly, support...

  • Netanyahu welcomes Egyptian military reassurances

    February 13, 2011 | 11:14 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed statements by Egypt’s military that it would honor the country’s peace treaty with Israel.

    “The longstanding peace treaty between Israel and Egypt has greatly contributed to both countries and is the cornerstone for peace and...

  • Forgive Me For Not Joining Mubarak’s Going-Away Party

    By Sarah Tuttle-Singer

    February 12, 2011 | 12:23 pm

    On the off-chance that you’re living in a cave with restricted internet access that only lets you read The Jewish Journal, Mubarak has stepped down as president of Egypt.


    Everyone I know back in The States is tossing around the words “freedom” and “liberation”...

  • Mubarak slammed U.S. in phone call with Israeli MK before resignation

    February 11, 2011 | 1:19 pm

    Hosni Mubarak had harsh words for the United States and what he described as its misguided quest for democracy in the Middle East in a telephone call with an Israeli lawmaker a day before he quit as Egypt’s president.

    The legislator, former cabinet minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer,...

  • Mubarak’s fall heralds new power player in the Mideast: the Arab street

    February 11, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    Hosni Mubarak’s resignation Friday from Egypt’s presidency following three weeks of intense street demonstrations raises a host of questions not just for the future of Egypt and its peace treaty with Israel, but for the entire Middle East.

    The most remarkable feature of the...

  • Mubarak resigns, army assumes power [LIVE VIDEO]

    February 11, 2011 | 9:30 am

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned and the military has assumed power.

    Omar Suleiman, appointed vice president by Mubarak last week in a bid to quell burgeoning protests, made the announcement on state TV Friday and said that power had transferred to the military’s...

  • Mubarak Resigns: Now What?

    By Rob Eshman

    February 11, 2011 | 9:21 am

    CNN just announced that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned.  A supreme council of the Egyptian army will run the country.  It’s unclear what role Mubarak’s annointed succesor, Omar Suleiman, will play in the new leadership.

    CNN and al-Jazeera report that the throngs of...

  • Mubarak Resigns: Now What?

    By Rob Eshman

    February 11, 2011 | 9:21 am

    CNN just announced that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned.  A supreme council of the Egyptian army will run the country.  It’s unclear what role Mubarak’s annointed succesor, Omar Suleiman, will play in the new leadership.

    CNN and al-Jazeera report that the throngs of...

  • Mubarak leaves Cairo as protests continue

    February 11, 2011 | 8:53 am

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reportedly is leaving Cairo, but who is in control remains unclear.

    Media on Friday afternoon said Mubarak was on his way to the Sinai resort of Sharm el-Sheik.

    There were conflicting messages, however, about whether Mubarak remained in control, or...

  • Egypt envoy to DC: Mubarak has handed off to Suleiman

    February 10, 2011 | 4:19 pm

    The Egyptian ambassador to the United States says President Hosni Mubarak has relinquished his powers to Omar Suleiman, the vice president.

    “President Mubarak transfered the powers of his presidency to his vice president,” Sameh Shoukry told CNN in a phone call he said he made to...

  • Mubarak pledges to stay until September [VIDEO]

    February 10, 2011 | 2:23 pm

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reaffirmed his determination to stay in power until September.

    “I said I will not nominate myself for the next presidential elections and I am committed to that,” he said in a national address late Thursday night. He said he will stay in power until...


    February 10, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he will stay in power. He made some concessions by lifting Egypt’s emergency law and transferring some power to Vice President Omar Suleiman.

  • American Jews must regain focus on Middle East

    February 10, 2011 | 12:53 pm

    The rapid changes in the Middle East are leading many in the American Jewish community to suffer from “analysis paralysis.” We have become so mesmerized by events in Cairo that we have stopped doing vitally important work to advance American interests and stability in the Middle...


    February 10, 2011 | 12:37 pm


    Video courtesy of CBS.

  • Mubarak to address Egyptian nation [VIDEO]

    February 10, 2011 | 11:20 am

    Despite reports that President Hosni Mubarak will announce Thursday night that he is yielding power to the nation’s military, an information minister denied on state television Thursday evening that the embattled leader is stepping down.

    From CNN:

    Other reports suggested Mubarak...

  • Unrest in Egypt reverberates at Israel’s top security confab

    February 10, 2011 | 10:16 am

    In the sleek, blue auditorium filled with spotlights and large video screens at Israel’s premier annual national security policy conference, all eyes were fixed on the revolution next door, in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

    From the Israelis among the experts, diplomats and security...

  • Report: Mubarak to step down from Egypt government within hours

    February 10, 2011 | 9:57 am

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will reportedly step down from Egypt’s government on Thursday evening, according to sources cited by NBC News.

    Mubarak is due to issue a statement to the nation on Thursday evening, in which it is widely reported he will announce his resignation.

  • Israel and the dictators (besides Mubarak)

    February 9, 2011 | 10:38 am

    It’s not that we’re against democracy, goes the Israeli line on Egypt, it’s that we’re afraid of the Islamists and radical Arab nationalists taking over. We’re afraid to lose the peace. We’re right on Egypt’s border – the front line. We love democracy, we want...

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