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Jul 30, 2014

Arab Leaders, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel, Stay Silent

Led by Egypt, a coalition of Arab states has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, posing new obstacles to efforts to end the Gaza conflict... #Israel #Egypt #Hamas #Gaza Strip

Jul 22, 2014

Israel’s fight for its very existence

Cohen: Israel fought its first war, in 1948, against five Arab nations — Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan — as well as the Palestinians... #Syria #Iraq #Egypt #Jordan

Jul 26, 2014

Israel rejected the seven-day ceasefire because they would lose momentum

Although Israel agreed on Friday to halt its Gaza offensive for 12 hours, it wanted no part of the seven-day ceasefire proposed by Secretary of State Kerry Why? After all, Israel had accepted a ceasefire formulated by Egypt not too long ago. That dea... #Israel #Egypt #Hamas

Jul 20, 2014

Kerry heads to Cairo; sharpens criticism of Hamas

The State Department said Kerry would leave early Monday for Egypt where he will join diplomatic efforts for a truce... #Cairo #Egypt #Hamas #US State Department

Jul 22, 2014

Egypt raises possiblity of restarting peace talks as Israeli soldier reported missing

Egypt's Foreign Minister raised the possibility of rebooting stalled peace talks between Israel and Hamas Tuesday as he and Secretary of State John Kerry made a new push for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli army confirmed that one of it... #Israel #Egypt #John Kerry #Hamas #Gaza Strip

Jul 24, 2014

As Israel Fights Hamas in Gaza, Egypt Plays the Peacemaker Once Again

Egypt craves Western and Arab approval but fears strengthening Hama... #Israel #Egypt #Hamas #John Kerry #Muslim Brotherhood #Palestine

Jul 22, 2014

Kerry Says U.S. Would Address Hamas Demands After Cease-Fire

Secretary of State John Kerry said Egypt had provided the framework for a cease-fire, but there was no indication that a deal was imminent... #Egypt #John Kerry #Hamas #Gaza Strip

Jul 22, 2014

As Gaza death toll rises, so do diplomatic efforts to end the crisis

As Secretary of State John F. Kerry embarks on his latest Mideast mission, seeking to stem the escalating carnage in the Gaza Strip, he also wades into a complicated secondary fray: the enmity between Egypt and its regional rivals Turkey and Qatar... #Egypt #Qatar #John F. Kerry #Gaza Strip

Jul 21, 2014

22 dead in attack on border checkpoint in Egypt

CAIRO — The death toll from a brazen attack on a border post in Egypt’s western desert along the border with Libya has risen to 22 troops, including three officers, the military said Sunday... #Egypt #Libya

Jul 19, 2014

Palestinians Find Show of Support Lacking From Arab Nations Amid Offensive

The governments were accused of dithering at critical moments, and at one point, Egypt even blamed Hamas, rather than Israel, for dozens of Palestinian deaths... #Israel #Egypt #Hamas #Tunisia #Gaza Strip