Tag Archives: Israel

Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 39: September 21- 27

Top Headlines President Sisi pardoned100 of Egyptian activists including Aljazeera reporter Mohamed Fahmy & others. (Wenesday) Egypt says police killed militants who attacked the Italian consulate. (Friday) Al-Jazeera journalist after their release in Cairo- via AP  Main Headlines Monday Bodies … Continue reading

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Israel and al-Nusra

A tank on the Israeli side of the border in the Golan Heights, near Majdal Shams. BAZ RATNER/REUTERS Until last week, against the backdrop of the ongoing civil war in Syria, the Israeli-annexed part of the Golan Heights had been … Continue reading

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New Players on the Gaza Front

                                      (Islamic Jihad’s Ramadan Shallah) The growing hostility between Egypt and the Palestinian group Hamas, especially following an Egyptian court’s verdict that … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 3 ( Jan 12 – 18)

(Egypt’s best known actress. May 27, 1931 – January 17, 2015) Main Headlines  Monday A Libya affiliate of ISIS has claimed the abduction of 21 Coptic Christians Court acquits 26 men in “gay bathhouse” case Egyptian security  arrests ISIS cell that … Continue reading

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Egypt and the Jewish Rabbi Abu-Hasira

Yacoub or Jacob Abu Hasira. (photo:Wikimedia Commons) Egypt – A court in Alexandria has canceled an annual Jewish festival commemorating the birthday of Abu-Hasira, a leading 19th-century Moroccan Rabbi (1805-1880). The festival was due to take place on January 9 … Continue reading

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The myth of Sisi’s Sinai proposal

  (Photo via Cairo Post) Initially published in Al-Monitor A few days ago, a claim surfaced that Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offered to give part of the Sinai Peninsula to the Palestinians to expand the Gaza Strip and create a … Continue reading

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Profile: Hamas’s Mohammed Deif

A rare video image of Deif in 2005 via Ma’an News The war in Gaza has brought the focus back on Hamas’s military wing, the Qassam Brigades, and its mysterious leader Mohammed Al-Deif. Here is a collection of old and … Continue reading

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Sisi, Islamic Jihad, and Gaza

(Islamic Jihad and Hamas delegation in Cairo, via Twitter) The war in Gaza has highlighted the tense relationship between Egypt and the Palestinian factions, mainly Hamas, in Gaza. However, it seems Cairo does not view all factions with one lens, … Continue reading

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Special Edition: Gaza

Photo via AP After 18 days of bloodshed, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 12- hours pause in Gaza. I took this opportunity, to collect articles that are, in my opinion, worth reading about the crisis in Gaza.  How … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak. Week 43

Main Headlines  Monday The attack on Warraq church: From wedding to funeral Egyptian Christians fear chaos after wedding bloodshed Egypt supports Saudi Arabia’s rejectionof UNSC seat Military intelligence denies illegal dealwith kidnappers of Egyptian drivers in Libya Ansar Bayt al-Maqdisclaims … Continue reading

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