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U.S. suspends significant aid to Egypt

Washington (CNN) — In a dramatic shift toward a major Arab ally, the Obama administration announced a suspension of significant military aid to Egypt on Wednesday over the bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. The move, involving hundreds of millions in U.S. assistance to the Egyptian military, is the culmination of months of debate within the administration about how to respond to the July 3 ouster of former President Mohamed Morsy, Egypt’s first democratically elected leader. “As a result of the review directed by President Obama, we have decided to maintain our relationship with the Egyptian government, while recalibrating our…

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Lessons from the Yom Kippur War

Posted By Daniel Greenfield Forty years ago, Israel experienced the most devastating war in its modern history. Israel not only suffered its worst casualties during the Yom Kippur War, but actually came close to being destroyed with Defense Minister Moshe Dayan warning that “The Third Temple is falling.” To understand the lessons of the Yom Kippur War, it is important to understand the three key elements that led to it. These are Muslim deceptiveness, American diplomatic pressure and Israeli complacency. Egypt had lulled Israel into complacency by faking a crisis. Before the Yom Kippur War everyone “knew” that Egypt’s air…

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Egyptian Christians attacked, blamed for Morsi’s ouster

Egyptian Christians attacked, blamed for Morsi’s ouster

by AWR Hawkins From the moment Mohamed Morsi was elected president of Egypt, Christians began to be singled out by Islamists for violence. And as Morsi’s removal grew imminent in late June, Islamists in villages like Al Nazla even marked the homes of Christians with red paint so they would be easier to target. In the last few days, the aggression against Christians hit new levels. As the Egyptian military clashed with pro-Morsi demonstrators in Cairo on the morning of August 14, a mosque in Al Nazla announced that Christians were attacking the pro-Morsi demonstrators. Although false, this outraged Islamists…

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The Nile turns blood-red

The Nile turns blood-red

Israeli press takes stock after at least 300 are killed in clashes between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood in CairoBy Ilan Ben ZionSupporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi carry an injured protester at a sit-in camp in Cairo on August 14, 2013. (photo credit: Mohammed Asad/AP)Large-scale slaughter in Egypt makes front page news in Israel as clashes between pro-Morsi protesters and the police leave an estimated 300 dead. Yedioth Ahronoth and Israel Hayom say Egypt is in a state of emergency following the clashes, and the latter sports the headline “Blood on the Nile” on its front page.…

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UK mother dons burka in daring rescue of kidnapped daughter

UK mother dons burka in daring rescue of kidnapped daughter

The mother had not seen her daughter for two years after the girl’s father abducted her without warning and took her to Egypt.   (Illustrative Photo: © Reuters) Turkey: Top Secular Journalists, Generals Sent to Prison for Life A British mother whose daughter was abducted and taken to Egypt by her Egyptian father rescued the toddler after disguising herself with a burka and snatching the young girl off the street. Alex Abou-El-Ella, who had not seen her three-year old daughter Mona for two years, received help from British author Donya Al-Nahi, who has been nicknamed “Jane Bond” for masterminding countless…

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Unrest in Egypt and declining U.S. inventories are driving wholesale prices up

Unrest in Egypt and declining U.S. inventories are driving wholesale prices up

(Photo: Grant Hindsley AP) Unrest in Egypt and declining U.S. inventories are driving wholesale prices up. Pump prices will soon follow. Teresa Jones watches the pump as she puts gas into her car at a Shell station on Pico Blvd in Los Angeles in this 2012 Midwestern states already experiencing swift, large price hikes Gas prices are heading up again. Rising crude oil prices and a fall in U.S. supplies are driving wholesale gas prices up sharply. That has yet to be fully reflected at the retail level. 

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Egypt unrest: US to go ahead with F-16 jets delivery

Egypt unrest: US to go ahead with F-16 jets delivery

The US is expected to deliver the F-16 fighter jets in the next few weeks Continue reading the main story Egypt in crisisThe struggle to save Egypt’s revolution Is Egypt heading for holy war? The US is going ahead with plans to deliver four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt despite the political unrest in the country, senior American officials say.

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Egyptian opposition calls for Brotherhood to be outlawed

Egyptian opposition calls for Brotherhood to be outlawed

Egyptian opposition group Tamarod calls for an outlaw of the Muslim Brotherhood after weapons are found in its Cairo headquarters. Riots in Egypt Reuters The Egyptian opposition group Tamarod, which led the recent protests that resulted in the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi, on Monday called on the country’s interim president Adly El-Mansour to outlaw the Muslim Brotherhood to which Morsi belongs. Tamarod’s demand came as Egyptian security forces closed and sealed the offices of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party in Cairo after finding in it weapons and materials that can be used to make explosives.

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Che & The Islamists: The Hidden background to Middle East regime change

Che & The Islamists: The Hidden background to Middle East regime change

by Moshe Phillips The spotlight on Middle East regimes in transition has left Tunisia and Egypt behind for the most part and zeroed in on Libya. I believe that it is worthwhile however to examine one of the early images of the revolt against the rule of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The fact that it was a complex amalgam of forces that joined together in the streets of Tunis was brought home to me in a photo (above) in the January 25, 2011 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Our legacy passed along

Our legacy passed along

by Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky My dear child, It is now a quiet moment late at night. After an exhausting day of Passover cleaning, you have sunk into the sweetest of sleeps, and I am sitting here with a pile of haggadas, preparing for Seder night. Somehow the words never come out the way I want them to, and the Seder evening is always unpredictable. But so many thoughts and feelings are welling up in my mind and I want to share them with you. These are the words I mean to say at the Seder. When you will see me…

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