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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on September 13, 2021. Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO

Alignment of Egyptian-Israeli interests apparent in meeting of leaders on key regional issues

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The Sept. 13 meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Sharm El-Sheikh in the Sinai Peninsula is a dramatic public encounter on Egyptian soil that signals a new alignment...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. Source: Kremlin.ru.

Report: US to freeze $130 million of Egyptian military aid over human-rights abuses

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The United States is withholding $130 million worth of military aid to Egypt in order to pressure it to improve human rights, said two sources, including a U.S. official, according to Reuters. The Biden administration decision...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Sharm El-Sheikh. Credit: GPO/Kobi Gideon.

Bennett meets with Egyptian President El-Sisi in Sinai

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Sharm El-Sheikh on Monday. According to a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office, the two leaders discussed a series of topics,...
Pictures of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas hang at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, on Nov. 1, 2017. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Egypt’s president pushes for Gaza humanitarian aid in first call with Bennett

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke on Monday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and discussed a number of bilateral, regional, and international issues. The Egyptian president congratulated Bennett for becoming prime minister. Bennett thanked Sisi...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in New York City on Sept. 26, 2018. Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Netanyahu to make first official visit to Egypt in more than a decade

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to head to Egypt for a state visit in the coming days, at the request of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, officials in Cairo have confirmed to Israel Hayom. The...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. Source: Kremlin.ru.

Why Cairo has stayed (mostly) silent as Israel considers sovereignty

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When Mossad chief Yossi Cohen flew to Egypt last week to meet with the head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamal and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, he was likely confident that the meeting...
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19, 2017. Credit: U.N. Photo/Cia Pak.

Meeting with Rouhani at UN unlikely, says Trump

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As U.S. President Donald Trump left the White House on Sunday for the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York on Tuesday, he expressed doubt that a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would...
Jason Greenblatt, special representative for international negotiations for the Trump administration. Credit: The Trump Organization.

US envoy Greenblatt censures PA for undermining Israel-Hamas Gaza deal

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The United States leveled harsh criticism at the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday for derailing Egyptian-led efforts toward a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. In a statement on Wednesday, U.S. Middle East...
U.S. President Donald Trump greets the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, prior to their bilateral meeting on May 21, 2017, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.

An end to illusions about Egypt

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The Egyptian government recently passed a new law against spreading “rumors.” By “rumors,” the regime of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi means anything that might undermine confidence in or tell the truth about his...
President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Five years after the revolution: Is Egyptian President Al-Sisi winning the battle?

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The last weeks have brought welcome news to Egypt. The fight against Islamic terror appears to be going well, and social and economic reforms are beginning to get results though the president’s high-handed rule...