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Pesach 5782: A lesson from the past about choosing freedom over servitude

TABLET MAG The Jews Who Didn’t Leave Egypt Alana Newhouse April 14, 2022 This weekend, millions of people will sit around Seder tables and memorialize the exodus of the Jews from Egypt. Guided by the Haggadah, or Passover text—one of … Continue reading

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“The Negev Summit was at once a spectacular success and one of the most flagrant displays of Israeli diplomatic incompetence in history”

JNS A tale of two Negev Summits by David Wurmser March 29, 2022 The just-concluded Sde Boker summit was at once a tremendous and moving success and an unmitigated disaster. It was in fact two summits happening at the same time. … Continue reading

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Egypt is in the midst of adopting a new approach to Israel, striving to deepen economic ties

JNS Egypt’s El-Sisi has taken a ‘strategic decision to deepen ties with Israel’ February 24, 2022 Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has taken a “strategic decision to deepen ties with Israel,” a report in Globes has said in recent days…“This … Continue reading

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“With trade surging between Israel and the United Arab Emirates following the Abraham Accords, Sisi may see a compelling case for thawing the cold peace that Israel and Egypt have maintained since 1979”

AL ARABIYA Egypt’s President Sisi is moving to thaw relations with Israel, reap economic rewards by Hussain Abdul-Hussain September 16, 2021 For the first time in a decade, an Israeli prime minister is visiting Egypt. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is … Continue reading

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Today’s thought experiment: Imagine the international outcry if Israel had done this

JERUSALEM POST Egypt pumps toxic gas into Gaza tunnel, three Palestinians dead by Staff September 3, 2021 Three Palestinians died on Thursday as the Egyptian military pumped toxic gas into a smuggling tunnel, Palestinian media reported. The tunnel stretches from … Continue reading

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“The presence of the Egyptian construction teams in the Gaza Strip means that Hamas and other Palestinian factions will not be able to resume the rocket attacks on Israel, Palestinian sources told The Jerusalem Post”

JERUSALEM POST Is Egypt planning to retake control of the Gaza Strip? by Khaled Abu Toameh June 10, 2021 Scenes of dozens of Egyptian bulldozers, cranes and trucks entering the Gaza Strip last Friday have left some Palestinians wondering whether … Continue reading

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11.5% of Syria’s population–more then 12 million people–have been killed or injured since their “Arab Spring”

EMET ONLINE A Look Back at the Arab Spring, Ten Years On by Sarah Stern December 31, 2020 It is hard to believe that next week will have been a decade since Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian fruit vender, set himself … Continue reading

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“The resulting ties appear to present the incoming U.S. administration with a robust new hub in the Middle East that links Israel, the UAE and Bahrain”

MIDDLE EAST FORUM Israel and the Arab Gulf States, a New Strategic Corridor of Power by Seth Frantzman December 4, 2020 November became a turning point for Israel’s new ties with Gulf states…It’s difficult to keep track of all the … Continue reading

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“Egyptian Islamic scholar Saad Eddin Al-Hilali expressed concern that Biden, if elected, will continue in the footsteps of Obama and endorse the Islamists”

GATESTONE INSTITUTE Arabs Warn Biden: Do Not Embrace Islamists by Khaled Abu Toameh November 19, 2020 In a clear message directed to a possible US administration under Joe Biden, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have warned against supporting the Muslim Brotherhood … Continue reading

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“Egypt’s relationship with Israel has remained largely under the table and in the security realm”

JNS Why Cairo has stayed (mostly) silent as Israel considers sovereignty by Israel Kasnett July 7, 2020 When Mossad chief Yossi Cohen flew to Egypt last week to meet with the head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamal and … Continue reading

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