If he is elected, US presidential candidate Mitt Romney will ensure that the Egyptian government and the Palestinian Authority will work harder to keep the millions of dollars in aid handed to them every year by the US, according to his senior adviser on foreign policy and national security, Walid Phares.
A warm, respectful letter from Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to Israeli President Shimon Peres has caused anger and disbelief in Egypt.
The diplomatic missive was delivered on Wednesday by Egypt’s new ambassador to Israel Atef Salem, but was dated July 19. Although it mostly followed diplomatic protocol in its use of language, some of the phrasing is particularly cordial.
Ben Youssef Gaon is the last Jewish man in Alexandria. As the president of the Jewish community in the city, he controls huge swathes of property, including synagogues, cemeteries and commercial and residential properties, all administered by a large team of Egyptians.
The chief executive of Israel's national airline has reportedly threatened to stop offering flights to Cairo.
Eliezer Shkedi, who runs El Al, wrote in a letter to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman that he was considering pulling the route between Israel and its southern neighbour.
Egypt’s Islamist President, Mohammed Morsi, made a seemingly dramatic decision this week: to sack, with immediate effect, the country’s powerful army chief, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, along with his second-in-command.