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Opinion: Egypt-Israel Gas Crisis: publicity stunt or smoke screen?

Ayman Qenawi says the decision by the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation and Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company to suspend the sale of natural gas to Israel because of a “business dispute” would  not have been possible without “a crystal-clear go-ahead from the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF).” But the author says the reasons behind this … Continue reading

Opinion: Termination of Israeli-Egyptian natural gas agreement serves dangerous precedent

Following the announcement by the CEO of the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company of the termination of the agreement with Israel, after 14 attacks against the pipeline since the revolution, Zvi Bar’el explores the causes behind the decision. As the agreement symbolizes for many the corruption of the Mubarak regime, pressure from the street may … Continue reading

Analysis: Al-Qaeda Grows in Sinai

Since the ousting of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak a year ago, our attention has been turned to Cairo and the political developments taking place there, in particular the rise of Islamist political parties and the role of the military in the democratic transition process. But in the Sinai , bordering Israel, tensions have increased between … Continue reading

Egypt Fumes Over Israel’s Energy Plans

In an attempt to increase Israeli self-sufficiency and strengthen economic bonds with Europe, Israel has announced plans for the construction of an Ashdod power plant which will be linked to European markets through Cyprus. Egypt has also been seeking this sort of opportunity to create an infrastructural tie to Europe. As a result, Egyptian media … Continue reading

Analysis: Deep in the Sinai, a looming crisis threatens Egypt-Israel peace treaty

Since the fall of Hosni Mubarak, the security situation of the Sinai Peninsula has deteriorated significantly and consequently is endangering Israeli-Egyptian peace. Yesterday, disgruntled Bedouins abducted 25 Chinese workers as a sign resistance, demanding the release of those still held in jail since the 2004 Sinai terror crackdown enacted by Hosni Mubarak. Militant Bedouins are … Continue reading

Egypt rejects Bedouin pipeline demands

An investigation found that demands by Bedouin tribes in the Sinai for protection money from the Egyptian government is the primary motive for the attacks on gas pipelines in the peninsula. There were at least ten attacks on the pipelines during 2011, resulting is the suspension of deliveries for more than 200 days. Globes, Israel Click … Continue reading

Egypt denies presence of Hamas missile bases in Sinai

An Egyptian official in Sinai has repudiated an Israeli report that Palestinian militant group Hamas has set up a rocket production line in the peninsula. “No one can ever bring in military tools or erect missile bases in Sinai. Egypt would not allow such a breach to its sovereignty,” said the Egyptian source, who dismissed … Continue reading

Israel Acts to Curb Illegal Immigration From Africa

The Israeli government on Sunday announced plans to spend $160 million on efforts to stem the growing number of Africans who enter the country illegally, seeking jobs and political asylum. The money will go toward work on an Egyptian border fence that is already under construction, an expansion of detention centers and increased policing of … Continue reading

IDF fears border attacks after Egypt elections

The IDF is concerned that Palestinian and Egyptian terrorists will try to launch an attack along the border with Israel in an effort to further worsen ties between the two countries. In August, terrorists crossed into Israel from Sinai and killed eight Israelis. A number of Egyptian policemen were killed in the cross fire, leading to a strain in ties … Continue reading


Debate: Is there a rift between the Prime Minster and the security establishment, and how might it affect his chances of re-election?

Interview: Dr. Einat Wilf, Israeli MP, Chair of the ‘Independence’ faction

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