Egypt

Egypt hands Jerusalem a dilemma

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 16, 2012

The decision by Egypt’s new president, Mohammed Morsi, to retire the defence minister and the army’s chief of staff heightened the internal debate over how Israel should respond to the profound changes in the Egyptian power structure.

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Egypt power struggle sparks fears for Israel peace treaty

By Jennifer Lipman, August 14, 2012

An adviser to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has suggested that the peace treaty with Israel could be renegotiated.

In a dramatic series of events at the weekend, Mr Morsi sacked two key military figures from the Mubarak era and effectively seized control of the Arab country.

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Call for Egyptian action after border attack

By Jennifer Lipman, August 6, 2012

Ehud Barak has called for "determined Egyptian action" following an incident in which more than a dozen Egyptian border guards were killed by terrorists on the border between Egypt and Israel.

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Morsi denies sending letter to Peres

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 2, 2012

Eygptian President Mohammed Morsi has denied sending a warm letter to Israeli President Shimon Peres that expressed a desire for “security and stability for the region including the Israeli people”.

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Morsi tells Peres of desire for peace

By Jennifer Lipman, July 31, 2012

The Egyptian president appears to have written to his Israeli counterpart expressing his desire to get the peace negotiations back on track.

Mohammed Morsi, of the once-banned Muslim Brotherhood Party, was elected as Egypt's new leader at the end of June.

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Egyptian candid camera reveals hatred for Jews

By Jennifer Lipman, July 24, 2012

An Egyptian hidden camera show has revealed casual hatred for Jews that is at play in the country.

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Hillary Clinton's last tour of the Middle East

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 19, 2012

American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s farewell visit to the Middle East this week highlighted the reduced influence the super-power now holds over the region, as well as the concerns of Israel and Egypt.

Despite her efforts, Mrs Clinton failed to set up any form of direct contact between the Israeli government and Egypt’s new Muslim Brotherhood-dominated regime.

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Muslim Brotherhood's win in Egypt fits Islamist plans

By Stephen Pollard, July 5, 2012

The victory of Mohamed Morsi as the new president of Egypt has not merely been greeted with equanimity in the West. It has been welcomed.

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Will the real Mohamed Morsi please stand up?

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 5, 2012

Egypt’s new president, Mohamed Morsi, is a man of contradictions.

Unlike most Egyptian leaders, he spent a large part of his life in the West. For seven years he lived in the US, studying and teaching engineering at the University of South California.

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Peres to Morsi: 'Peace is the victory of both sides'

By Jennifer Lipman, July 2, 2012

Israel's leaders have written to the newly elected Egyptian President appealing for him to maintain the peace treaty between the two countries.

Mohammed Morsi, who represents the once-banned Muslim Brotherhood Party, claimed victory in the runoff election last week and was sworn in on Saturday.

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