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For Hamas, the Arab Spring Has Been Disastrous—But It Still Has a Stranglehold on Gaza

The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo

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In Cairo, a Political Choice Becomes a Test of Character for Egypt’s New Military Leader

Gen. Sisi holds de facto power but with elections looming must now decide whether to legitimize his rule with a presidential run

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Cairo Synagogue Ark Door on Display in NYC

Ancient relic from Ben Ezra Synagogue found in auction-house storeroom

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Cairo’s Jews Show God They Are Still There

On Rosh Hashanah, a fresh leader rallies a dying community in Egypt

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Muslim Brotherhood Still Aims to Be Cairopractor

Who will crack first: The Egyptian military or the Brotherhood?

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What You Need to Know About Egypt’s Protests

Violence also claims a Jewish American college student in Alexandria

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A Motley Crew, Including Said and Wieseltier, Unite To Find Chopin’s Great Lost Interpreter

The quest to rediscover the mysterious pianist Ignace Tiegerman led through Cairo, Italy, and the ghost of Bruno Schulz

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Investigating the Cairo Genizah

The New Yorker takes a peek at the sacred trash

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Daybreak: Major Protests in Egypt to Continue

Plus more details on the various European positions on the Palestinian United Nations bid

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Truth About The Muhammad Movie

Actors speak out about mystery man behind controversial film

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Who Is Sam Bacile?

Conflicting reports about filmmaker who allegedly made anti-Muslim film

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U.S. Consulate in Libya Attacked

Four staff members, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, killed

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The Israeli-American Divide

Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?

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Sundown: Egypt Civilian Gov’t Offers Resignation

Plus, when Brody met Allen, biking through Tel Aviv, and more

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Daybreak: Bibi, Barak Pushing Iran Attack

Plus Arab League/Syria communication breakdown, and more in the news

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13 Hours in Cairo

Today on Tablet

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Levanon Speaks

In his first U.S. interview, Yitzhak Levanon, Israel’s ambassador to Egypt, recalls the 13-hour riot that led to the evacuation of his embassy

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Mirage

Egyptian-Israeli relations reached a low point this weekend. But Egypt’s military, secure in its power, has no interest in undermining the 1979 peace treaty.

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Mother’s Helper

Lucette Lagnado’s first memoir was dominated by her colorful father. In The Arrogant Years, she plumbs the heartbreaking life of her mother.

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Out of Egypt

For Egyptian-born Jews, the current crisis elicits a mix of emotions—from nostalgia for an idyllic existence under the monarchy to the terror of being chased out to calls of ‘kill the Jews’

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Road Rules

Imagining “Keeping Up With the Mubaraks,” a reality show of life in exile, as the Egyptian president’s 30-year rule comes to an end

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Illusory Democracy?

Les Gelb weighs in at Tablet

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Egypt on the Brink

Tablet Magazine’s coverage of the Egyptian uprising, including insights from Yossi Melman, Leslie Gelb, Judith Miller, Lee Smith, an Obama Mideast adviser, and a former Israeli ambassador to Egypt

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Mubarak, Alone

While Israeli officials stay silent on Egypt, a former ambassador to Cairo tells Tablet Magazine about the embattled president he once knew and respected

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Desert Storm

Israeli leaders have long had only one concern when it comes to Egypt: stability, which Hosni Mubarak provided. That’s changing, no matter who ends up in charge.

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Borderline

There are several good reasons why Israelis are pulling for the Mubarak regime to hold onto power in Egypt. But maybe they should be embracing change there, instead.

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Crisis in Cairo

Mubarak is an autocrat, but he’s also a pro-Israel U.S. ally. As his regime teeters, Tablet turns to experts for perspectives on a rapidly shifting landscape. The latest: foreign policy expert Leslie H. Gelb.

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Today on Tablet

On Broadway, Cairo Jews, and more

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Undersold

Courtroom troubles and money woes plague Cairo’s last Jews

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Maimonides Worked Here

Egypt (quietly) restores 1000-year-old school