Egypt

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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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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Ex-radical speaks with suicide bomb victim's father

By Jennifer Lipman, June 28, 2012

A former Islamist radical who now works to challenge extremism has spoken of meeting the father of a teenage suicide-bomb victim in Israel.

The first time Maajid Nawaz, the co-founder of the Qulliam think tank and the author of a new memoir about his time in Hizb ut-Tahrir, went to Jerusalem, he spoke only to other Islamists.

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Morsi wins but peace will hold

By John R Bradley, June 28, 2012

When Egypt's newly elected President, Mohammed Morsi, moved into fallen dictator Hosni Mubarak's former office this week, some Israeli officials openly worried that now that the land of the pharaohs has a Muslim Brotherhood figure at the helm, long-standing ties between the two countries could be at risk.

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Morsi wins but Israel's peace with Egypt will hold

By John R Bradley, June 28, 2012

When Egypt’s newly elected President, Mohammed Morsi, moved into fallen dictator Hosni Mubarak’s former office this week, some Israeli officials openly worried that now that the land of the pharaohs has a Muslim Brotherhood figure at the helm, long-standing ties between the two countries could be at risk.

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Muslim Brotherhood: Israel-Egypt peace treaty will stand

By Jennifer Lipman, June 25, 2012

The newly-elected Egyptian president has vowed to maintain the peace treaty with Israel signed more than 30 years ago.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood were celebrating this weekend after the Islamist party's candidate, Mohammed Morsi, was declared the victor in the runoff election.

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Muslim Brotherhood: Israel-Egypt peace treaty will stand

By Jennifer Lipman, June 25, 2012

The newly-elected Egyptian president has vowed to maintain the peace treaty with Israel signed more than 30 years ago.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood were celebrating this weekend after the Islamist party's candidate, Mohammed Morsi, was declared the victor in the runoff election.

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Israel under fire from Gaza and Sinai

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 21, 2012

The political unrest in Egypt, security chaos in the Sinai peninsular and the spike in terror attacks on Israel’s southern border are all directly connected, say senior security officials.

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Islamist gains in Egypt leave Israel rattled

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 21, 2012

The dispute over the actual outcome of last weekend’s Egyptian presidential elections, as deposed president Hosni Mubarak lingers at death’s door, is beginning to look rather superfluous.

Even if, as now seems increasingly likely, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi is the new president of Egypt, the army is unlikely to leave him with very much power.

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