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  • 2 Israeli soldiers hurt in attack launched from Egypt

    October 22, 2014 | 8:53 am

    Two Israeli soldiers were injured when troops came under fire on the border with Egypt.

    The soldiers, one female and one male, were evacuated to the hospital, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement on Wednesday.

    They serve in the Caracal Battalion, which is responsible...

  • Long-range rockets strike Eilat

    April 17, 2013 | 8:43 am

    Two long-range rockets fired from the Sinai Desert struck the Israeli resort city of Eilat.

    The rockets launched Wednesday morning fell in open areas in the southernmost Israeli city, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

    Israeli forces found the remnants of the two rockets....

  • 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...

  • Grapel to Netanyahu: I underwent difficult times in Egyptian prison, but was treated fairly

    October 27, 2011 | 6:58 pm

    Ilan Grapel, an American-Israeli citizen jailed in Cairo on suspicion of espionage for over four months, met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel on Thursday after he was released. Grapel told the prime minister that he underwent difficult times in prison, but was treated...

  • Egyptians wait at border for Israel prisoner swap

    October 27, 2011 | 9:32 am

    Egyptians gathered at the border with Israel Thursday awaiting the handover of prisoners to be exchanged for an American-Israeli man held by Egypt and accused of spying.

    Israel will swap 25 jailed Egyptians for Ilan Grapel, 27, who was detained in Egypt in June on accusations he was...