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  • August 14, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 13, 2012 | 11:17 pm

    In-depth

    High Anxiety

    Israel is having a worrisome summer, writes Elliott Abrams in the Weekly Standard, given the rise of Egypt’s Islamists, worsening instability in Syria and Iran’s ongoing nuclear aspirations.

    Pessimism is rife in Israel. One day of Egyptian Army attacks...

  • Mimicking Al-Qaida, militant threat grows in Sinai

    August 13, 2012 | 11:40 am

    They came in Toyota pick-up trucks, dozens of heavily armed masked men, firing machineguns and waving the black flag of Al-Qaida as terrified residents and police huddled indoors, and then disappeared again, melting away into the mountains and remote villages of Egypt’s Sinai desert....

  • Egypt’s Islamist president removes top generals

    August 12, 2012 | 11:10 am

    Egypt’s new Islamist president Mohamed Mursi dismissed Cairo’s two top generals on Sunday and cancelled a military order that curbed his powers, in a dramatic move that could free him of some of the restrictions of military rule.

    It was not clear how far the measures were agreed...

  • Israel allows Egypt to use ‘terror-fighting’ gunships in Sinai

    August 10, 2012 | 10:57 am

    Israel’s Cabinet reportedly has agreed to allow Egypt to use gunships in the Sinai peninsula.

    The Israeli Broadcasting Authority said Friday that the Egyptian government had asked Israel for its agreement to introduce attack helicopters to “fight terrorists” who carried out an...

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  • 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...

  • Little sign of battle in Egypt’s Sinai region

    August 9, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    Egypt poured troops into North Sinai on Thursday in an offensive meant to tackle militants in the Israeli border region, but residents were skeptical, saying they had seen no sign of anyone being killed in what they described as a “haphazard” operation.

    The offensive is crucial to...

  • Egypt’s first Sinai air strike since ‘73 war kills 20 terrorists

    August 8, 2012 | 10:12 am

    Egyptian troops have launched the largest operation in the Sinai desert peninsula since the 1972 war with Israel, killing at least 20 terrorists believed to be responsible for Sunday’s attack on an Egyptian border post that left 16 soldiers dead. Six of the attackers died when they...

  • Israel dismisses accusation of involvement in Egypt attack

    August 6, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    Israel on Monday dismissed a claim by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood that it was in any way involved in a deadly attack on a police station in Sinai a day earlier in which 16 policemen were killed.

    “Even the person who says this when he looks at himself in the mirror does not believe the nonsense he is uttering,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said.

    The Muslim Brotherhood had said that the attack “can be attributed to Mossad”, referring to the Israeli intelligence agency.

  • Israel ‘can only rely on itself,’ Netanyahu says after Sinai attack

    August 6, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Israel and Egypt have a common interest in keeping the border between them safe, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday during a tour of the site of Sunday’s deadly attack in which Sinai-based gunmen killed at least 15 Egyptian police officers and injured at least seven....

  • Barak calls Sinai attack, border infiltration a ‘wake-up call’ for Egypt

    August 6, 2012 | 10:19 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak called a terrorist attack in the Sinai that killed at least 15 Egyptian soldiers a “wake-up call” for Egypt.

    “We hope this will be a fitting wake-up call for the Egyptians to take matters into their own hands on their side more...

  • The long-term damage of the Sinai situation

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 22, 2012 | 9:12 am

    Three days ago I wrote an IHT-New York Times article on the significance of the Sinai trouble for the ‎prospect of peace making in the Middle East, and on the impact Sinai attacks and ‎Egyptian turmoil have on the way Israelis eye the region.‎

    Once again, the great irony of...

  • 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...

  • A Passover surprise

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 5, 2012 | 10:06 am

    Last night, missiles were fired from somewhere near Sinai to Eilat. I checked yesterday’s news and saw nothing of an IDF mission or of a wanted terrorist being mysteriously killed. Nothing could have been the trigger for this attack. It just happened.

    It is pretty ironic to read...

  • Rocket from Sinai strikes Eilat

    April 5, 2012 | 8:55 am

    A long-range Grad rocket fired from the Egypt hit a near a residential area in Eilat.

    The rocket fired from the Sinai Peninsula exploded in the southern resort town early Thursday morning. No injuries were reported. The rocket landed in a construction site, according to reports.

    ...
  • Israel on alert for attack as Netanyahu vows to strike Gaza terrorists

    March 11, 2012 | 11:08 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel remains on alert against an attack from Sinai despite killing the terrorist leader that was planning an attack from there—an assassination that has led to a barrage of rockets raining down on southern Israel from Gaza by terrorist...

  • Red Cross discusses prisoner swap with Israel, Hamas

    October 13, 2011 | 9:49 am

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has offered to facilitate the exchange of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit for Palestinian prisoners and is discussing this with Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers, an ICRC spokesman said on Thursday.

    “We are talking to both sides about...

  • Egyptian gas pipeline to Israel attacked for sixth time

    September 27, 2011 | 11:26 am

    A pipeline that carries gas from Egypt to Israel was attacked for the sixth time in less than a year.

    Three men fired on the pipeline at a pumping station in the northern Sinai on Tuesday morning, according to reports. The pipeline, which also serves Jordan then exploded.

    It was...

  • Israelis barred from Sinai over terror threat

    September 26, 2011 | 11:16 am

    Israelis have been barred from entering Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula via the Taba crossing due to serious and credible terror threats.

    Other foreign nationals were allowed to enter the area, according to reports

    Over the weekend the Israel Defense Forces said it had increased its...

  • Israel says Gaza gets anti-plane arms from Libya

    August 29, 2011 | 11:51 am

    Palestinians in Gaza have acquired anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets from Libya during its six-month civil war, enlarging but not significantly improving their arsenal, Israeli officials said on Monday.

    While the rebellion against Muammar Gadhafi has stirred concern abroad about...

  • Report: Israel to allow more Egyptian troops in Sinai

    August 26, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Israel will allow more Egyptian troops to be deployed in the Sinai in order to keep order in the increasingly chaotic peninsula, according to a report in The Economist.

    Ehud Barak said that Israel would allow thousands of Egyptian troops into the peninsula, the magazine reported....

  • Israel, Gaza militants agree to halt fire

    August 26, 2011 | 8:25 am

    Israel and Islamic Jihad militants agreed to halt fire on Friday after days of deadly cross border violence, a Palestinian official said.

    Eight Palestinians, including a local commander of the Islamic Jihad in Gaza, were killed since a truce was called on Monday, raising to 26 the...

  • Gaza rocket lands in Egypt as border tension simmers

    August 24, 2011 | 9:33 am

    A woman was injured by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into the Egyptian town of Rafah on Wednesday, Egypt’s state news agency MENA reported, as tension simmered in the region after a spate of cross-border violence.

    The woman was taken to hospital with light injuries, said a...

  • UPDATE: Gunmen kill at least 7 in Israel; Israel targets Gaza militants

    August 18, 2011 | 11:45 am

    Gunmen killed seven people in southern Israel on Thursday in attacks along the Egyptian border and Israel responded with an air strike in the Gaza Strip that killed six Palestinians, including the leaders of a group it blamed for the violence.

    The series of assaults on a desert road...

  • Egypt again halts gas supply to Israel following explosion

    April 27, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Egypt has again shut off its gas supply to Israel following an explosion on its pipeline in the Sinai.

    The explosion early Wednesday morning rocked the area and caused 65-foot flames, according to reports.

    While Egyptian officials would not speculate on the cause of the blast, a...

  • Report: African migrants abused, ransomed in Sinai

    February 16, 2011 | 2:04 pm

    African migrants trying to cross from Egypt into Israel have been abused and held for ransom by Bedouin smugglers in the Sinai Desert, according to a new report.

    The report issued Tuesday by the Israeli advocacy group Hotline for Migrant Workers presented information gleaned from...

  • Israel allowing more troops in Sinai

    February 16, 2011 | 10:18 am

    Israel reportedly has agreed to allow more Egyptian troops into the Sinai, which under a 1979 peace treaty is to remain demilitarized.

    About 700 troops reportedly have been moved into the Sinai in recent days, joining the 800 that were sent in at the end of January, also with...

  • 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...

  • The Brothers Wolpe talk bioethics at Sinai Temple

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 22, 2010 | 3:42 pm

    On Sunday morning, Dec. 12, near the end of his weekend-long stay as a scholar-in-residence at Sinai Temple, bioethicist Dr. Paul Root Wolpe was asked by Rabbi David Wolpe to give a few quick responses to some of the most challenging contemporary bioethical dilemmas.

    “No,” Dr....

  • Egypt nabs terror cell targeting Israelis

    November 11, 2010 | 2:21 pm

    Egypt arrested a terror cell planning an attack on Israeli tourists in Sinai, the Ma’an Palestinian news agency reported.

    Some 25 members of the cell were arrested Thursday by Egyptian security forces, according to the agency. Several of those arrested admitted to being part of a terrorist group.

    Also Thursday, Time magazine reported that Egypt provided information to Israel that allowed the Shin Bet security agency to assassinate Palestinian terrorist Mohammed Namnam in Gaza City last week.

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