Egypt

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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Israeli killed by terrorists on Egyptian border

By Jessica Elgot, June 18, 2012

An Israeli construction worker has been shot and killed on the Egyptian border, by terrorists crossing from the Sinai peninsula.

Gunmen attacked a convoy of construction workers who were building a security fence, injuring one and killing another, who is believed to be an Israeli-Arab. Two of the terrorists were killed in the exchange of fire as Israeli soldiers arrived.

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Frith's large Palestine photos sell for £330,000

By Josh Jackman, June 13, 2012

A copy of the largest book of vast and panoramic photographs of travels through the Middle East ever published was sold at auction on Monday for over £330,000.

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Egypt polls give new hope to Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 31, 2012

Both the Islamist and democratic camps in Egypt have been dealt a setback when a former air force general and Mubarak loyalist emerged as one of the two candidates who will compete in the second round of presidential elections in two weeks.

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Egypt presidential debate: Israel is enemy

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 17, 2012

Both leading candidates in Egypt’s presidential elections, scheduled to take place next week, have said that they will “review” the Camp David peace accords with Israel if elected.

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Israel-Egypt peace dubbed a threat by Islamist presidential hopeful

By Jennifer Lipman, May 14, 2012

Israel's peace treaty with Egypt has been described as "a national security threat" by one of the frontrunners for the Arab country's presidency.

Islamist candidate Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh said that the 1979 peace agreement, brokered a year before at Camp David between Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat, should be revised.

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Will Israel-Egypt relations collapse with gas deal?

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 26, 2012

On announcing that it was terminating its contract to supply gas to Israel on Sunday, Egypt's Natural Gas holding company immediately claimed that the decision had been made on a purely commercial basis.

However, the move was pounced upon by the country's presidential candidates as yet another opportunity to burnish their national and anti-Israel credentials.

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Inside Sinai, where al-Qaeda roam free

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 19, 2012

For over a hundred miles between the heavily guarded Suez Canal Bridge and the main town in northern Sinai, El Arish, the road is deserted at night. No-one is stopping cars or checking documents at the roadblocks and the guard posts are empty.

Only on the final approach to El Arish can the first signs of a military build-up be seen.

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