The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo
Gen. Sisi holds de facto power but with elections looming must now decide whether to legitimize his rule with a presidential run
Ancient relic from Ben Ezra Synagogue found in auction-house storeroom
On Rosh Hashanah, a fresh leader rallies a dying community in Egypt
Who will crack first: The Egyptian military or the Brotherhood?
Violence also claims a Jewish American college student in Alexandria
The quest to rediscover the mysterious pianist Ignace Tiegerman led through Cairo, Italy, and the ghost of Bruno Schulz
The New Yorker takes a peek at the sacred trash
Plus more details on the various European positions on the Palestinian United Nations bid
Actors speak out about mystery man behind controversial film
Conflicting reports about filmmaker who allegedly made anti-Muslim film
Four staff members, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, killed
Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
Plus, when Brody met Allen, biking through Tel Aviv, and more
Plus Arab League/Syria communication breakdown, and more in the news
Today on Tablet
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
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.
Lucette Lagnado’s first memoir was dominated by her colorful father. In The Arrogant Years, she plumbs the heartbreaking life of her mother.
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’
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
Les Gelb weighs in at Tablet
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
While Israeli officials stay silent on Egypt, a former ambassador to Cairo tells Tablet Magazine about the embattled president he once knew and respected
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.
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.
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.
On Broadway, Cairo Jews, and more
Courtroom troubles and money woes plague Cairo’s last Jews
Egypt (quietly) restores 1000-year-old school