Letter from Morsi to Peres prompts disbelief

By Anna Sheinman, October 18, 2012

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.


Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood official calls for 'holy jihad' against Israel

By Anna Sheinman, October 12, 2012

Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Mohammed Badie said on Thursday that Arabs must deal with Israel “through holy Jihad, high sacrifices and all forms of resistance”.


Who will save Alexandria's Jewish property?

By Anna Sheinman, September 27, 2012

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.


IDF soldier and three terrorists killed in Egypt border clash

By Sandy Rashty, September 21, 2012

The IDF soldier killed in an attack by militants on the Egypt-Israel border, was buried on Sunday morning.

Netanel Yahalomi, 20, was shot in the head after three terrorists carrying guns and explosives crossed the Sinai border near Mount Arif on Friday afternoon, according to Israeli officials.


El Al may end Israel to Cairo flights

By Jennifer Lipman, September 16, 2012

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.


Israel safe despite Morsi's sacking of Egypt's army chief

By John R Bradley, August 16, 2012

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.


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.


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.


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.


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”.