Egypt

Hamas Punished by Egypt

Hamas needs to devise a new survival strategy.  Read More »

Egyptian Field Marshal Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi: A Profile

Field Marshal Sisi is viewed as a superhero who saved Egypt from anarchy and civil war.  Read More »

Zionism in the Shadow of the Pyramids: The Zionist Movement in Egypt: 1918–1948, by Ruth Kimche

Zionism in the Shadow of the Pyramids: The Zionist Movement in Egypt: 1918–1948, by Ruth Kimche, Am Oved Publishers, 2009, 850 pp. (in Hebrew) Reviewed by Michelle Mazel This important work, yet to be translated into English, covers thirty fateful […]  Read More »

How the Middle East Map Changed in 2013

The End of Pan-Islamisim In the three years since the beginning of the “Arab Spring,” a number of striking changes have occurred in the Arab world. First and foremost, the Arab Spring represents the end of pan-Islamism championed by Iran […]  Read More »

Egypt’s Turn to Russia

Russia’s share of the Egyptian arms market could greatly increase with the proposed $4 billion deal.  Read More »

Sisi Fever: Will the General be the Next President of Egypt?

The mood of Egyptians has changed from friendship and admiration toward the U.S. to open hostility.   Read More »

After the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Is Hamas in Gaza Next in Line?

Vol. 13, No. 27    1 October 2013  Egypt has finally decided to tackle the security threat from the Sinai Peninsula, a region that was nearly under the control of jihadist organizations with links to al-Qaeda and Hamas. The Egyptian army’s […]  Read More »

New Threats to the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty

Some Egyptians have begun to mobilize to urge the Egyptian government to cancel the peace treaty with Israel.  Read More »

Egypt after Morsi: The Defeat of Political Islam?

The Muslim Brotherhood’s 80-year dream to take over Egypt ended in a fiasco, barely one year after one of their own was democratically elected to the office of President of Egypt.  Read More »

Ethiopian Dam over Blue Nile Raises Specter of Conflict with Egypt

President Morsi threatened that “all options were open” if Ethiopia diverts the Blue Nile.  Read More »

Towards a Constitutional Crisis in Egypt?

Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court ruled on June 2, 2013, that the laws governing the election of members of the Islamist-dominated Shura Council (Egypt’s upper house) were illegal and invalid.1 President Morsi’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Muslim Brotherhood’s political […]  Read More »

Is Egypt Heading toward a Military Regime?

An increasing number of Egyptians are calling on the army to return to the political scene to replace President Morsi.  Read More »

Iran’s Attempted Rapprochement with Egypt: Implications for Sunni-Shiite Relations

In the wake of the Arab Spring there is a closing of ranks in the Arab world along Sunni Islamic and less Arab-nationalist lines.  Read More »

Egyptian Emigres in the Levant

A Hamas leader made the surprising claim that a large part of the Palestinian Arabs are not indigenous to this area but rather immigrated from surrounding countries.  Read More »

F-16s to the Muslim Brotherhood

The latest American crisis with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president, Muhammad Morsi, came out into the open on January 14, 2013, when the New York Times published a report on its front page that three years earlier he used blatantly anti-Semitic motifs for describing “Zionists” as “…bloodsuckers who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs.”  Read More »