The murder of three Israeli teens has led to an eruption of open warfare. J.J. Goldberg offers fives ways the conflict got out of hand, what it means — and how it might end.
An Egyptian court on Monday banned deposed President Mohamed Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its funds seized, a crippling strike in the campaign to crush the Islamist movement.
Dozens of Israeli Arabs protested in front of the Egyptian embassy in Tel Aviv following clashes in Egypt between government security forces and protesters backing deposed President Mohamed Morsi.
Egyptian security forces crushed a protest camp of thousands of supporters of the deposed president on Wednesday, shooting dead scores of people in the bloodiest day in decades in the Arab world’s most populous country.
Egypt has sharply cut the number of Palestinians allowed to enter from the Gaza Strip since its military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last month, the tiny enclave’s Islamist Hamas rulers said on Monday.
Peering at Egypt’s political earthquake from the sober distance of a few hours, J.J. Goldberg offers two takeaways: It’s a blow to American democracy-peddlers and a nightmare for Turkey.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: The Egypt Independent was shut down for good last week. The paper’s death is a worrying sign that Egypt’s tentative steps toward freedom are faltering badly.
Egyptian prosecutors questioned Egypt’s most prominent television satirist on Sunday over allegations he insulted the president and Islam, a case that has increased opposition fears of a crackdown on dissent.
The United States has urged Egypt to move fast to agree a loan deal with the IMF, reform its energy sector and guarantee investors against “arbitrary acts” to avert a deeper slide in its economy.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: A failed Egypt would be a disaster for the U.S. and Israel. Amid scenes of chaos, America must use its help to keep the spirit of Tahrir Square alive.