Mubarak Remembered With Mixed Emotions

06/18/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

News that deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was near death late Tuesday was greeted by Israelis with remorse.

“He will be remembered as a partner for peace,” said Yoram Meital, chairman of the Herzog Center for Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University. “He will be remembered as a very strong leader.”

Egyptian Election Promises Uncertainty

Ties with U.S., Israel up in the air as runoff pits Mubarak ally and Muslim Brotherhood rival.
05/28/2012 - 20:00

Washington — The Egyptians stunned even themselves in the vote to elect their next president — and observers are warning that the U.S. and Israel should be ready for continued uncertainty in their relations with Egypt.

An Egyptian woman casting her vote in the northern Egyptian city of al-Mahalla. Nehal ElSherif via CC

Israeli Lawmaker: I Offered Mubarak Asylum

08/02/2011 - 20:00

As the trial of Hosni Mubarak began in Egypt, an Israeli lawmaker said he had offered political asylum in Israel to the longtime Egyptian president.

Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, a Knesset member from the Labor Party, told Israel’s Army Radio on Wednesday that he had made the offer to an ailing Mubarak several months ago in Sharm el-Sheikh, a Red Sea resort city in Egypt.

U.S., Israel Stymied On Post-Mubarak Egypt

Policies were diverging before Egyptian president’s announcement that he won’t run again.
02/01/2011 - 19:00
Washington Correspondent

 The street protests that have apparently ended the 30-year reign of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and threaten to spill across the Arab world pose a dangerous new wild card for the Obama administration — and point to another potential source of friction with Israel.

Revolution in Cairo: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election in the fall.

Needed: Cool Heads On Egypt

01/31/2011 - 19:00

 It is understandable that Israeli leaders and citizens alike are watching the fast-moving events in Egypt — and possible reverberations in Jordan — with great trepidation.

Peace with Egypt, formalized in 1979, has been anything but warm, but it has been real and enduring, and it has allowed Israel to focus its defenses on other threats, including Hamas and Hezbollah terrorism and the terrifying prospect of a nuclear Iran.

Ed Koch On The Arab Uprising

Here's Ed Koch's analysis of the situation in the Islamic world, excerpted from his e-mail.

Thinking About Egypt

Here's an interesting editorial in the Sun on how Ariel Sharon, several years ago, analyzed Egypt and Mubarak.

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