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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,...
View of the border area between Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula as it seen from Highway 10 in southern Israel, on Dec. 4, 2018. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90.

Israel weighs Egyptian request to downgrade travel advisory to Sinai

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Israel’s National Security Council is considering an Egyptian request to downgrade the Israeli travel advisory to the Sinai Peninsula, which has been at its most severe level since 2004. According to a report by Kan aired on...
Israelis at the Taba border crossing after it was reopened for travelers on March 30, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

Taba crossing to Sinai reopens after year of COVID-19 closure

Hundreds of Israelis flocked to the Taba border crossing between Israel and Egypt Tuesday morning, as it reopened following a year-long closure due to the COVID pandemic. According to authorities, up to 300 Israelis will...
Egypt's Sinai Peninsula (pictured in satellite image) is the site of reported collaboration between the Hamas and Islamic State terror groups. Credit: NASA.

Eight peacekeeping force members killed in helicopter crash in Sinai Peninsula

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Eight members of a peacekeeping force in Egypt, including five U.S. National Guard members, were killed when a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed in the southern Sinai Peninsula, announced the coalition force on...
Egyptian military counter-terrorism unit 777. Credit: Wikipedia.

Report: Egyptian Army kills 77 radical Islamic militants in Sinai operations

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The Egyptian Army announced that its forces have killed 77 radical Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula since July 22. The military said that the operations it has been conducting in the Sinai for the...
ISIS gunmen walking in Rabi’a village after an attempted terror attack on July 21, 2020. Credit: MEMRI.

Egyptian army foils ISIS terror attack in Sinai, kills 18

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The Egyptian army announced that it foiled a terrorist attack on a military base in the northern Sinai village of Rabi’a on Tuesday that killed 18 of the attacking fighters, according to a report...
Then-Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receives a brief about the Multinational Force and Observers defenses during a visit to the North Camp in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt, Feb. 21, 2016. Photo: D. Myles Cullen/U.S. Department of Defense.

Bipartisan congressional letter warns against pulling US troops out of Sinai

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A bipartisan group of members of Congress sent a letter last week to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, stating that withdrawing U.S. troops from the Multinational Force and Observers...
U.S. troops begin a peacekeeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula in 2015 as part of the Multinational Force and Observers. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel and Egypt don’t need American peacekeepers in the Sinai

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In May 1967, the withdrawal of peacekeepers from the Sinai Peninsula set in motion a series of events that led to war. But those who think such a move in May 2020 would have...