The Trump administration should reconsider its warm embrace of Saudi Arabia and Egypt, which are among the world’s most repressive nations.
Between the 1940s until 1967, as many countries in the region won independence from colonizers, the essential Arab attitude was one of optimism, determination, international engagement and hope. Afterward, the biggest single missing element, in many cases still unrecovered, is self-confidence.
For many years Jews and so-called foreigners formed the pillars of Egypt’s economy and culture. With their forced exodus, Egypt faced a void of talent that has yet to be replaced.
JERUSALEM — Israel offered condolences to the families of the victims of two bombing attacks on churches in Egypt and called for a worldwide fight against terrorism. The attacks came on Palm Sunday and a week before the Coptic observance of Easter. Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Egypt later this month. The Islamic…
The foreign minister of Saudi Arabia said on Sunday, February 19, that 2017 “will be a year” in which “progress can be made in the Arab-Israeli conflict.”
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli civilian doing maintenance work on the border fence between Israel and Egypt was shot and injured. The bullet fired at noon on Tuesday came from Egypt, but it is not known who fired it, the IDF said. The man was doing maintenance work for a civilian contractor on the border…
(JTA) — An Egyptian Olympian who appears in a viral photo featuring an Israeli flag said on Facebook that she was photobombed by “dirty” people and there will “never be peace between me and these people in my life.” Doaa Elghobashy, 19, a volleyball player, has been harshly criticized on Arab social media since the…
Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby has been sent home from the Rio Olympics after refusing to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson following the end of their bout.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sissi to discuss how to revive Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, along with other shared concerns.
Egypt was declared Sunday to have the most delicious falafel, beating its Israeli, Palestinian and Middle Eastern-fusion competitors at a London festival.