A recent agreement between Iraq, Egypt, and Jordan invites Iranian influence onto Israel’s previously stable flanks
A new documentary traces the rise, fall, and amazing rediscovery of the world’s first Arab cartoon star
Honestly this is a new one for me
As many as 7,000 Egyptians live in the Jewish State, including one former Arab Miss Israel. Suspected by Cairo of being spies, they’re fighting for their rights.
During the Six-Day War, some of the Arab countries at war with Israel—Egypt, Tunisia, Libya—treated their Jewish populations terribly, causing them to leave en masse
The Six-Day War: classified documents unsealed 50 years after the conflict reveal: Jerusalem conquered almost by accident; Israel’s National Religious Party, forerunner to the settler movement, lobbied for military de-escalation at every turn; and nobody in Israel’s security cabinet seems to have seen the country’s most momentous war coming.
Sixty years after the Suez Crisis, two new histories of the Egypt-Israel conflict try to garner lessons on the Mideast and American power in a changing world
Patricia Crone, the late scholar of Islam, fearlessly and rigorously explored the origins of Iran’s influential and mystical version of the religion
Robert F. Worth’s ‘A Rage for Order’ brings the broad disappointments of the Arab Spring to the human level
Saudi Arabia, one of most powerful militaristic countries in the Middle East, now controls the Strait of Tiran, Israel’s outlet to the Red Sea. It’s significant that Israel doesn’t seem to be concerned.
Ahron Bregman’s research uncovered Ashraf Marwan as an Egyptian mole and Israeli agent, which led to his apparent suicide. Now in a new book, the historian writes of his regret.
Important amendments have been made to a ninth-grade textbook—including the diminished role of Hosni Mubarak during the Yom Kippur war—as part of a wider effort by the Egyptian Education Ministry to change curricula
The refusenik Natan Sharansky and his daughter find inspiration for their exodus in this week’s parasha
After my valedictory speech at Tel Aviv University went viral, the Egyptian media painted me—an Egyptian—as a betrayer because I spoke of co-existence
Haisam Hassanein grew up surrounded by anti-Israeli stereotypes but found a very different reality when he experienced the country for himself
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
Legal saga of former Egyptian ruler ends with a large fine for embezzlement
Lost Egypt comes alive in Yitzhak Gormezano Goren’s 1978 Hebrew idyll ‘Alexandrian Summer,’ in a first English translation
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