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Israel names its first female ambassador to Egypt
Amira Oron, who previously served as Israel’s chargé d’affaires in Ankara, became the highest-ranking Israeli diplomat from 2010 until 2015, when Turkey expelled Israel’s ambassador in the wake of the “Mavi Marmara” flotilla incident.
Egypt’s war on ISIS in the Sinai has been ‘largely successful’
Along with quiet Israeli support and assistance from local Bedouin, efforts by Egypt to reign in on the lawlessness of the region appear to be making significant progress.
Yoni Ben Menachem
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Tension grows between Egypt and the Palestinian Authority
Egypt is maintaining an open channel with the Palestinian Authority, even though it believes that Mahmoud Abbas is playing a dangerous game that could inflame a fragile situation in the area.
Egypt holds the key
Egypt has managed to keep another war in the Gaza Strip at bay, despite Hamas and the other Palestinian factions’ repeated provocations and the growing number of Palestinian casualties in the weekly border-fence riots.
Netanyahu and Egypt’s El-Sisi held secret meeting on Gaza
According to reports, they discussed an easing of the Israeli and Egyptian blockade on Gaza, as well as the return of the Palestinian Authority to Gaza, now controlled by the terrorist group Hamas.
Trump administration reportedly ramping up Israeli-Palestinian peace plan
The National Security Council began approaching other government agencies for volunteers to join a team that will work with Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s special envoy for international peace negotiations.
Jonathan S. Tobin
An end to illusions about Egypt
The resumption of U.S. aid to Egypt shows that the Trump administration has learned some bitter lessons from Obama’s blunders.
Egypt issues ultimatum to Hamas, demanding it halt flaming kites against Israel
The harsh words followed Israel’s announcement that it would close the Kerem Shalom crossing to gas and fuel supplies after Hamas launched a rocket into Israel.
Five years after the revolution: Is Egyptian President El-Sisi winning the battle?
The Muslim Brotherhood remains a low-level threat. Five years after their ouster from power and the violent repression of their demonstrations, Muslim Brothers still refuse to accept their defeat and demand the release of Mohammed Morsi as a precondition to start talks with the new regime.
Egyptian figure: ‘Egypt paid price for rejecting settlement with Israel in the 1950s’
Owner of Egyptian daily: Egypt paid a heavy price for rejecting an American proposal for a settlement with Israel in the 1950s.
Israel embassy holds first independence celebration in Cairo in seven years
Though the event was attended mostly by foreign diplomats, a few Egyptians attended; analysts called it a sign of warming ties between Israel and Egypt.
Amid Egypt’s one-sided presidential election, analyzing the progress of El-Sisi
Despite the government essentially rigging the election to ensure that no other credible candidate could oppose President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, he still is enjoying popular support among many Egyptians due to the country’s turmoil following the Arab Spring.
Report: Saudi crown prince meets senior Israeli officials in Egypt, discuss future ties
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
According to the report, the meeting focused on the normalization of ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia as well as the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
$15 billion of Israeli natural gas to be sold to Egypt in landmark deal
“I welcome the historic agreement that was announced on the export of Israeli gas to Egypt. This will put billions into the state treasury to benefit the education, health and social welfare of Israel’s citizens,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Jonathan S. Tobin
‘Outside-in’ is inside out
The notion that Arab states can be relied upon to safeguard Israel’s security in a theoretical peace deal is a a pipe dream. Far from the Arabs protecting Israel, the reality is that Israel protects them.