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Passover, Israel and the heart of a stranger.

The very existence of the Jewish people is predicated on the notion that the arc of the universe bends toward justice. We were slaves in Egypt, we’re told, strangers in a strange land, and then we were freed – and it was only upon being freed that we could receive…

Exchange of fire along Israel-Egypt border: army

JERUSALEM — Israeli troops opened fire at a group of suspects along the Egyptian border on Tuesday, two of whom had crossed from Egypt, a military spokesman said, indicating that several of them were wounded. The incident took place 2:00 pm (1200 GMT), the army said. Also during the afternoon,…

Egypt to lift travel ban on Americans

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt has decided to lift a travel ban preventing American pro-democracy activists from leaving the country, judicial sources said on Wednesday, a move that is likely to defuse a standoff that has plunged U.S.-Egyptian ties into a crisis. It was not immediately clear when any of the…

American democracy activists to go on trial in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – Dozens of democracy activists including 16 Americans go on trial in Egypt Sunday in a politically charged case which has set off a crisis in relations between Cairo and Washington and threatened $1.3 billion in annual U.S. military aid. Forty-three foreign and Egyptian non-profit workers – including…

Key U.S. Republican seeks ‘punitive action’ on Egypt

WASHINGTON — A top Republican lawmaker called for “punitive action” Thursday against Egyptian officials for the crackdown on US democracy advocates. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee, singled out Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation Fayza Abul Naga. “The Egyptian government’s actions cannot be taken lightly and…

U.S. lawmakers warn Egypt ties nearing ‘precipice’

WASHINGTON — US lawmakers from both parties stepped up their warnings Wednesday that Egypt’s crackdown on democracy activists will force a review of US aid to the longtime Mideast ally if the crisis is not quickly resolved. “I truly believe we are approaching a precipice beyond which our bilateral relations…

US groups deny Egypt charges of political meddling

Accused of interference in Egypt’s affairs, US pro-democracy groups whose staff are to be tried in Cairo reject charges they are working secretly for the US government, which largely finances them. Barrie Freeman, director of the North Africa region for the National Democratic Institute (NDI), one of the US groups…

Top U.S. general to visit Egypt amid row over NGOs

WASHINGTON — The US military’s top general plans to fly to Egypt this week as the United States presses Cairo to lift criminal charges against American pro-democracy activists, officials said Wednesday. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “is scheduled to travel to Egypt later this week,”…

Deadly clashes as anger with Egypt military boils over

A second day of clashes with Egyptian police left two protesters dead in Cairo on Friday as anger against the ruling military boiled over amid fury at the deaths of 74 people in football-related violence. Marchers took to the streets across the country to demand that the generals cede power…

Egypt mourns 74 killed in football tragedy

Egypt began three days of mourning on Thursday after 74 people were killed in an eruption of violence at a football match that sparked new anger against the military rulers for failing to ensure security. The rioting Wednesday night in the northern city of Port Said marked one of the…

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