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Rocket fire from Gaza, ceasefire talks over? (Live Updates and Video)(Update: Fighting Resumes)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:43am
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Update: Looks like the fighting is on again after Hamas and/or other Gaza groups started firing rockets into Israel even before the prior truce was over. The question is, how much will it escalate? More updates and coverage in live video and Twitter feeds at bottom of post:

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Reports from Egypt: Hamas agrees to 72-hour Gaza truce (Live Updates and Video)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 4, 2014 at 2:33pm
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Live Video and Twitter feed at bottom of post

Breaking reports out of Egypt indicate that the various “Palestinian factions” have agreed to a 72-hour unconditional truce.

This was the original Egyptian proposal which was rejected by Hamas more than two weeks and over 1000 lives ago.

Israel reportedly will agree, as it has...

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Hamas rejects Egyptian ceasefire proposal, keeps firing rockets at Israeli cities UPDATE: Israel Resumes Attacks

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 7:10am
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Prof. Jacobson posted yesterday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal. This morning Israel’s security cabinet accepted the Egyptian proposal.

The New York Times reports:

Israel has accepted Egypt’s proposal for a cessation of hostilities with Hamas and other militant Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip, the prime minister’s...

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Israel PM Netanyahu accepts Egyptian ceasefire proposal (Update: Hamas armed wing rejects)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 14, 2014 at 4:50pm
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Egypt has offered a cease fire proposal, as reported by Haaretz at its live blog (times are Israel time):

10:29 P.M. Sources in the Egyptian Foreign Ministry say Egypt has proposed a cease-fire outline to Israel and Gaza: The cease-fire will start at 9 A.M., meaning Israel will stop aerial, naval and...

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Smart Power Update: Polish Foreign Minister Calls Ties To U.S. “Worthless”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 6:15pm
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While America’s attention has been focused on Iraq, it is easy to forget the month before we were concerned about Russian interventions in the Ukraine and

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Egypt’s Gen. al-Sisi wins monumental presidential election victory

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:00am
LI #38 Egypt Elections

General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former Egyptian army chief who deposed the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi, has officially won the country’s presidential election with a margin of victory as large as the Great Pyramid.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt’s first freely elected leader, took more than 90 per cent of the...

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Egypt: 683 sentenced to death, including Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 8:30am
LI #21 Egypt Court Sentence

In Egypt, it looks like they have opted to go BIG:

A judge in Egypt on Monday sentenced to death 683 alleged supporters of the country’s ousted Islamist president in the latest mass trial that included the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, defense lawyers said.

But in a surprise reversal, the same judge also...

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Egypt tosses 20 Al-Jazeera reporters in jail

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 1:01pm
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Throwing reporters in jail is worrisome, even if they are from Al-Jazeera.  Did they commit actual crimes, or is it simply an attempt to silence reporting?

Egypt to put 20 journalists on trial on terrorism-related charges

Egypt said 20 Al-Jazeera journalists, including both Egyptians and foreigners, will face trial on terrorism-related charges.

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Egypt’s Military Declares Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 27, 2013 at 9:00am
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Egypt can be a place of miracles.

As we have just celebrated Christmas, I am reminded of the flight into Egypt of the Holy Family. More recently, snow hit the streets of Cairo in more than...

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Egyptian “Wedding of Death” Shows Coptic Christians Still Endangered

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 11:30am
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I have been following the disturbing news from Egypt closely; while it was hoped that a new president and a ban on the Muslim Brotherhood might stem more violence against its Coptic Christians, it looks like that is not to be:

The wedding party stood outside the church, eagerly awaiting the ceremonious...

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Egyptian Court Bans Muslim Brotherhood

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 9:30am
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I have always held out hope that the Egyptians would recall their proud, pharaonic roots and quell the growing Islamo-extremism within their country.

Today, I caught the first positive news I have read about the region in a long time:

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NY Times to Israel – butt out of Egypt

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 19, 2013 at 5:00pm

It wasn’t just one article over the weekend. No fewer than four articles in the New York Times over the past few days have made the case that Israel values its security more than it does freedom for Egyptians. While any country would reasonably put the safety of its own citizens...

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Egyptians mourn loss of looted Mallawi Museum

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 19, 2013 at 11:05am

Professor Jacobson is right: With the acquittal of Egypt’s supposedly evil dictator Hosni Mubarak, we’re almost back to square one.

Square one minus many national treasures of unsurpassed beauty and historical importance, that is.

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Mubarak is back

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 19, 2013 at 8:56am

He was acquitted of corruption charges. Somehow I doubt that would have happened but for the non-coup coup.

The most recent reports are that he will be released within 48 hours.

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Egypt: “Friday of Anger” LIVE coverage

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 16, 2013 at 9:08am

NOTE – This post will be updated throughout the day, with “breaking” news at the top, other updates below, and the live streams at the bottom:

After several hundred people were killed yesterday, the Muslim Brotherhood has called for “Friday of Anger” protests across the country.

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Forgetting the Danger of the Muslim Brotherhood

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 6:30pm

What should the American response to the latest outbreak of violence in Egypt be?

 

Not entirely surprisingly, the editors in the New York Times call for a complete cutoff of...

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Egypt: Death toll rises after armed confrontations, Christian churches burned

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 8:18am

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BREAKING - OBAMA STATEMENT – Condemns violence, cancels joint military exercise, but no aid cutoff:

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