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  • Egypt moves to limit presidential terms as protests reach 16th day

    February 9, 2011 | 9:13 am

    A judiciary committee formed to review Egypt’s constitution has agreed to amend six articles, state media reported on Wednesday, as anti-government protests continued for the 16th straight day.

    Articles 76 and 77 are among those to be changed, to put term limits on the presidency and expand who can run for the highest seat in the country - two of the protesters’ key demands.

    The 2005 revision of the Egyptian Constitution, first drafted in 1971, had made the selection of presidential candidates more challenging.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • What’s at stake in Egypt

    February 8, 2011 | 6:35 pm

    There is such a huge flow of news here in Cairo these days that Salah Abdullah, an Egyptian carpenter in his 30s, says he is not able to keep track of everything.

    However, in the midst of all the coverage following the series of massive demonstrations against the regime of Egyptian...

  • Concern rising along the Israel-Egypt border

    February 7, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    Driving along the Israel-Egypt border near this southern Israeli town, rusted metal posts strung with barbed wire give way to sand dunes and an exposed, open border as wide open as the question of what will become of the countries’ relations now that Egypt is in turmoil.

    During a...

  • Protests linger as normal life in Cairo begins to resume

    February 7, 2011 | 8:59 am

    From NYTimes.com:

    With Egypt’s revolt entering a third week, many parts of Cairo appeared to be resuming normal life on Monday: A.T.M.’s dispensed much-needed cash, shops and banks were staffed — though some kept their doors shut to customers — and the city’s drivers were...

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  • Key leadership quits Egypt ruling party; Mubarak retains presidency

    February 5, 2011 | 1:05 pm

    The top leadership body of Egypt’s ruling party resigned Saturday, including the president’s son, but the regime appeared to be digging in its heels, calculating that it can ride out street demonstrations and keep President Hosni Mubarak in office.

    The ruling party leaders who...

  • Five myths, five lessons of the Egypt uprising

    February 4, 2011 | 12:15 pm

    As the Middle East is engulfed in a series of often violent pro-democracy demonstrations and counter demonstrations, that have shattered the myth of stability in that region, there are a number of other myths which have been shattered as well, about which no one has said a word....

  • Egyptian chaos poses huge challenge to the U.S.

    February 4, 2011 | 11:30 am

    The late Israeli prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, was fond of pointing out that Israel “lives in a bad neighborhood.”  The popular revolt in Egypt reminds us of the enduring truth of that comment.

    Since the 1981 assassination of Anwar Sadat by members of the Muslim Brotherhood for...

  • Live video stream, updates of Egypt protests

    By JewishJournal.com

    February 4, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Live video of Tahrir Square on what is being called the 'Day of Departure' in Egpyt.

    Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

    (Video courtesy MSNBC)

    Keep up with the Egypt protests following this live Twitter feed:

  • Muslim Brotherhood threatens to cancel peace with Israel

    February 4, 2011 | 10:49 am

    A leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said any post-Mubarak government should dissolve its peace treaty with Israel.

    “After President Mubarak steps down and a provisional government is formed, there is a need to dissolve the peace treaty with Israel,” Rashad al-Bayoumi, a deputy...

  • ‘Day of Departure’ in Egypt: Demonstrators call on Mubarak to leave [VIDEO]

    February 4, 2011 | 8:38 am

    Tens of thousands of Egyptians prayed in Cairo’s Liberation Square on Friday for an immediate end to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule, hoping a million more would join them in what they called the “Day of Departure.”

    “Leave! Leave! Leave!” they chanted after bowing in prayer...

  • White House, Egypt Discuss Plan for Mubarak’s Exit

    February 4, 2011 | 12:10 am

    From NYTimes.com:

    The Obama administration is discussing with Egyptian officials a proposal for President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately and turn over power to a transitional government headed by Vice President Omar Suleiman with the support of the Egyptian military,...

  • Pro-Mubarak supporters target journalists as ‘Jews’

    February 3, 2011 | 1:53 pm

    Pro-Egyptian government counter-protesters in Cairo are screaming “Jew!” at foreign journalists, apparently spurred by Egyptian state TV accusations that Israeli spies are behind the protests.

    “Egyptian state television has actively tried to foment the unrest by reporting that...

  • Letter from Cairo

    February 3, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    Egypt’s internal stability is on a razor’s edge 10 days after hundreds of thousands of demonstrators began to take to the streets to speak out against rising food prices, unemployment and political unrest.  

    Major city squares in the Egyptian capital of 18 million people as well...

  • Egypt army restrains Mubarak loyalists amid ongoing clashes in Cairo square

    February 3, 2011 | 8:36 am

    An Egyptian army tank moved against supporters of President Hosni Mubarak as they hurled rocks at anti-Muburak protesters in central Cairo, prompting cheers from demonstrators battered by overnight fighting that killed six.

    “Allahu Akbar, the army and the people are hand in hand”,...

  • Netanyahu: Israel must prepare for any Egypt outcome

    February 3, 2011 | 8:27 am

    Israel must be prepared for any outcome in Egypt, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Knesset, “by reinforcing the might of the State of Israel.”

    While an Egypt that fully embraces democracy and democratic reform would be a welcome neighbor, Netanyahu said Wednesday,...

  • Five killed, 600 hurt as violent Cairo clashes run into the night [UPDATE]

    February 3, 2011 | 12:57 am

    Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak early Thursday opened fire on protesters demanding he step down, killing five and wounding dozens more in what many saw as an attempted government-backed crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations.

    “Most of the casualties were the result of stone...

  • Rains and Revolutions

    By Rabbi Daniel Greyber

    February 2, 2011 | 6:06 pm

    A number of people have asked me what it’s like to be in Israel while a revolution is going on next door. My answer is, “it’s raining.”

    When it rains in the Middle East, it’s a pain – I got soaked walking to Mandel this morning – but everybody is happy about it because...

  • Tension erupting

    By Steve Greenberg

    February 2, 2011 | 1:32 pm

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  • Pro-government supporters clash with anti-government protesters in Cairo's main square

    February 2, 2011 | 8:06 am

    Four Israeli journalists were arrested in Cairo as anti-government protests in Egypt turned violent.

    The journalists were arrested Wednesday for violating the curfew in the capital city and for entering the city on tourist visas, according to reports. Israel’s foreign ministry said...

  • Obama: Egypt transition ‘must begin now’ [VIDEO]

    February 1, 2011 | 5:10 pm

    Transition in Egypt “must begin now,” President Obama said.

    Obama spoke Tuesday about two hours after after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he would not run in presidential elections scheduled for September, and would prepare for a peaceful handing over of power to his...

  • Unrest in Egypt could lead to Israel’s worst nightmare

    February 1, 2011 | 3:36 pm

    For Israel, the popular uprising against the Mubarak regime raises the specter of its worst strategic nightmare: collapse of the peace treaty with Egypt, the cornerstone of its regional policy for the past three decades.

    That is not the inevitable outcome of the unrest; a modified...

  • Mubarak says he won’t seek new term

    February 1, 2011 | 2:18 pm

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he would not run again and pledged a peaceful transition to his successor.

    In an address late Tuesday night, Mubarak said he had already decided not to run before the eruption last week of an uprising that called for the end of his 30-year...

  • Obama urges Mubarak not to run again

    February 1, 2011 | 12:57 pm

    President Obama reportedly urged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak not to run for office again.

    The New York Times, the Al Arabiya news network and other media quoted U.S. officials on Tuesday as saying that Obama relayed the message through Frank Wisner, a former U.S. diplomat.

    ...
  • IDF secures Egypt border fearing terrorist infiltration from Sinai

    February 1, 2011 | 12:43 am

    In light of the unrest in Egypt, Israel has been preparing for the possibility that tens of thousands of African asylum-seekers in that country could flood across the border into Israel in fear of their lives.

    Army and Border Police forces have been beefed up along the Egyptian...

  • Mubarak orders new Egypt VP Suleiman to open dialogue with Egypt opposition

    January 31, 2011 | 2:41 pm

    Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman said on Monday that President Hosni Mubarak told him to start a dialogue with all the political parties as riots continue on the eve of their seventh day.

    Suleiman added on state TV that the dialogue will involve both constitutional and...

  • Watching Egypt, On Israel’s Side

    By Uri Dromi

    January 31, 2011 | 12:39 pm

    It was early in the morning in June 1967, during the Six Day War, when, as a young lieutenant in the Israeli Air Force, I was low-flying over the Mediterranean, approaching the coast of northern Sinai. As a kid I read the epic Enemy Coast Ahead, by Wing Commander Guy Gibson V.C., the...

  • Mubarak to talk with opposition as 250,000 protesters gather in Cairo

    January 31, 2011 | 9:53 am

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has instructed his government to begin talks with the opposition parties who support the mass anti-government protests across the country, the pan-Arab satellite network Al-Arabiya reported on Monday.

    Mubarak told his new prime minister, Ahmed...

  • Police, protesters clash in Egypt

    January 28, 2011 | 8:54 am

    Violent protest spread across Cairo and other Egyptian cities on Friday as tens of thousands of demonstrators intensified their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak, pouring from mosques after noon prayers and clashing with police who fired tear gas, rubber bullets and water...

  • Yemenis protest gov’t, joining Egyptians and Tunisians

    January 27, 2011 | 9:14 am

    Protests in Egypt entered a third day as protesters took to the streets in Yemen to demand a new government.

    At least five people—four demonstrators and one policeman—have been killed and more than 800 arrested in anti-government rallies in Egypt that have called for the resignation...

  • Egypt protests: Death toll reaches five as anti-government riots persist

    January 26, 2011 | 4:19 pm

    Demonstrations against the rule of President Hosni Mubarak resumed in many cities throughout Egypt yesterday. But though thousands participated in the protests, they were significantly smaller than Tuesday’s demonstrations.

    The exception was in Suez, where developments were much...

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