Egypt

Lulav trade hit by Israel-Egypt spat

By Anna Sheinman, September 19, 2011

Egypt has announced it will not export lulavs this year, due to worsening relations between Egypt and Israel.

The lulav, a palm frond, is one of the four species used in prayers on the festival of Succot.

Egypt has in previous years exported around 700,000 palm fronds to Israel, amounting to some 40 percent of annual demand. Another 700,000 are normally sent to Jews in the Diaspora.

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Israelis offer 'peace and love' at Egypt embassy

By Jessica Elgot, September 16, 2011

Young Israelis took part in a demonstration of love and peace outside the Egyptian embassy in Tel Aviv, in response to the violence against Israel's embassy in Cairo.

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Egyptian street: the big worry

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 15, 2011

While maintaining close ties with Israel, Egypt's former leader Hosni Mubarak never did anything to counter the virulent animosity towards the Jewish state found throughout Egyptian society.

Meanwhile, his temporary successors, the military government, will not go out on a limb to defend the Jewish state - not while the Palestinians are challenging Israel at the UN and Turkey is ramping up its

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Erdogan tells Cairo: 'Flotilla cause for war'

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 15, 2011

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was received with mixed feelings in Cairo this week on the first leg of his Middle East tour.

While his criticism of Israel was accepted with enthusiasm, the Egyptian government and the Muslim Brotherhood were anxious to make it clear that they would decide their own policies independently.

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Cameron condemns Egypt Israeli embassy attack

By Jennifer Lipman, September 11, 2011

David Cameron has condemned the storming of the Israeli embassy in Cairo on Friday.

A violent mob attacked the Cairo site on Friday evening, necessitating Israel and Egyptian commandos to conduct an emergency airlift to bring the Israeli ambassador and his family to safety.

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Israel evacuates envoy to Egypt as embassy attacked by mob

September 10, 2011

More than a thousand people were injured and three killed as a crowd stormed the Israeli embassy in Cairo on Friday night.

Thanks to swift action by Egyptian commandos and the Israeli Air Force, the Israeli ambassador, Yitzhak Levanon, and his family escaped harm and were evacuated from Egypt overnight, together with the embassy staff.

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Egypt: relations deteriorate

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 25, 2011

The relationship between Israel and Egypt was further strained over the past week as the Egyptian government accused Israeli soldiers of responsibility for the deaths of five of its border guards during the terror attack near Eilat last Thursday.

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Reports: Egyptian woman hit by Gaza rocket

By Jennifer Lipman, August 24, 2011

A rocket fired from inside Gaza and directed at Israel has injured an Egyptian woman.

Terrorist groups continued their rocket attacks on southern Israeli communities today, despite Hamas' claims that it would accept an unofficial truce.

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Egypt moves to stem Sinai chaos

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 18, 2011

In an attempt to end the growing anarchy in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt began a major military operation this week to root out the Islamist terrorists who have been operating in the area.

The Egyptian operation was co-ordinated with the Israeli government, as is required by the peace accord between the two countries.

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Radicals infiltrate Cairo rally

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 4, 2011

The first large-scale participation of the Muslim Brotherhood party in demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square last weekend has raised fears that the radical Muslim group is planning to participate in a new Egyptian government following elections in November.

On Friday, tens of thousands of protesters staged one of the largest demonstrations in Tahrir Square since the toppling of President Hosn

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