Israel-Egypt peace

Cross-Border Attack Tests Israel-Egypt Peace

New threats from Sinai, as Egyptian election results still unclear.

06/19/2012
Staff Writer

A cross-border attack by terrorists in the Sinai that killed one Israeli contract worker Monday and led to Israeli and Hamas reprisal attacks is the latest fallout from the political earthquake in neighboring Egypt.

Three terrorists were reportedly responsible for the attack on a group of Israelis working on constructing a fence along the Israeli-Sinai border to keep out terrorists and African asylum seekers. Authorities said the attack was similar to one last August from the Sinai that killed eight Israelis near the southern Israeli resort of Eilat.

Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi celebrate a premature victory. getty images

White House: Egyptian Government Should Keep Peace With Israel

02/11/2011
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The next Egyptian government should recognize its peace with Israel, the White House said.

"It's important that the next government of Egypt recognize the accords that have been signed with Israel," spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a news conference after President Obama congratulated Egyptians after Hosni Mubarak left the presidency.

Obama in his statement said the United States would provide assistance toward transitioning Egypt to democracy, "if asked" and said "nothing less than genuine democracy will carry the day."

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