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Tel Aviv University’s Egyptian Valedictorian: ‘We Must Always Question Our Assumptions’

Haisam Hassanein grew up surrounded by anti-Israeli stereotypes but found a very different reality when he experienced the country for himself

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Egyptian Bank Claims Part Ownership in Jerusalem’s King David Hotel

Government-owned Banque Misr recently filed a lawsuit to regain shares in the 5-star hotel bought before the creation of the State of Israel

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Mubarak and Two Sons Freed

Legal saga of former Egyptian ruler ends with a large fine for embezzlement

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A Bittersweet Love Song to Jewish Alexandria

Lost Egypt comes alive in Yitzhak Gormezano Goren’s 1978 Hebrew idyll ‘Alexandrian Summer,’ in a first English translation

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Mizrahi Music’s New Arab Israeli Muslim Queen

Nasreen Qadri straddles a traditional Middle Eastern divide by choosing to sing in Hebrew. Will pop stardom follow?

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Kerry Links Rise of ISIS With Failed Peace Talks

Secretary of State: ‘I see a lot of heads nodding’

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Why Great Palestinian Victories Are Worse Than Defeats

Hamas today is in the same position as Yasser Arafat once was: sacrificing its people to a corrupted ideal

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Ceasefire Brings an End to Gaza Conflict

After 50 days of fighting, Israel and Hamas agree to Egypt-mediated truce

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Egyptian Actor Kisses ScarJo, Betrays People

Amr Waked’s Lucy smooch lands him in hot water online

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If You Want To Find Support for Israel, Read the Newspapers—in Cairo

Arab frustration at Hamas has exposed changing attitudes toward Israel

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Farewell to Fouad Ajami, Great Scholar of the Arabs, Truth-Teller, My Mo’allem

A former student remembers the influential scholar and expert in Arab history, who died this week at age 68

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Bas Relief Depicts Circumcision in Ancient Egypt

Relic from 2400 BCE  believed to be the oldest illustration of the ritual

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Will Bibi’s Chinese Choo-Choo Train Save Israel and Transform the Middle East?

A bold new freight railway bypassing the Suez Canal may annoy Egypt and the United States, but that’s not the goal

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Iraqi Insurgents Boast They’re Building an Arab Super-State

They’re hardly the first to try, or make this claim

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Hosni Mubarak Convicted of Embezzlement

Ousted Egyptian president and his two sons sentenced to three years in prison

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Egypt Thwarts Smuggling of Jewish Artifacts

Authorities discovered the trove, headed for Belgium, during a cargo search

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Egypt Is on the Brink of Chaos. Here’s Why It Should Matter to Washington.

Three years after Mubarak’s fall, the country is toying with global irrelevance—except as a possible terror exporter

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Jugglers, Acrobats, a Magnificent Temple—and Notably No Political Strife

In the Talmud, nostalgic, biblical, divine explanations override accurate secular history and chronology

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How Menachem Begin Made Peace With Israel’s Greatest Enemy: Egypt

Carter thought he was a psycho, but the man the British called ‘Terrorist No. 1’ proved himself to be a canny negotiator

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Egypt Arrests Two In Alleged Israeli Spy Plot

Two Egyptians charged with giving information to two Israeli Mossad agents

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Closure of Israel’s Border With Egypt Seeds a New Domestic Industry: Homegrown Pot

Marijuana smokers lament a ‘drug drought,’ but now enterprising Israelis—including settlers—are stepping in to meet demand

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Sharon’s Health Deteriorating; Egyptian Protestors Killed

Plus a rabbi’s take on Inside Llewyn Davis, and more in the news

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Morsi to Face Trial; ‘Knockout’ Suspect Arrested

Plus what a war on Christmas would actually look like, and more in the news

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The Muslim World’s Intellectual Refuseniks Offer Enlightened Views on Islam and Israel

Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers

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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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Israelis Think U.S. Spies on Them; Egypt’s Jon Stewart Off the Air

Plus Claire Danes and Dustin Hoffman talk Homeland, and more in the news

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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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On the 40th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, Israel’s Top Spymasters Face Off

Zvi Zamir and Eli Zeira reckon with history in Tel Aviv after four decades of feuding over the surprise attack

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Iran Cyber Commander Killed; Harry Potter Grows Up

Plus Muslim Brotherhood likens Egypt’s army to Hitler, and more in the news

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Report: Iran Funding Hamas Again

Broke Hamas is suddenly not so upset about what Assad is doing

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