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Analysis: Israel faces prospect of isolation if it alienates former allies

The upcoming vision to Egypt by Turkey’s prime minister has raised the possibility that Israel may become profoundly isolated if the two nations that have been among its strongest supporters in the region make common cause against it. Thousands of Egyptians stormed the Israeli embassy in Cairo on Friday, protesting…

Egyptian shot at Israel border dies as ties strain

CAIRO — An Egyptian policemen shot on the border with Israel last month has died of his injuries, a human rights group said Sunday, bringing to six the number of those killed in an incident that has triggered tensions between the two countries. Imad Abdel Malak died at dawn Saturday…

Egypt builds wall around Israel embassy

CAIRO — The Egyptian authorities are erecting a wall around the Israeli embassy in Cairo as relations between the two neighbours who signed a peace treaty in 1979 are at a delicate phase. The wall, about two metres (6.5 feet) high, consists of prefabricated cement slabs that are being installed…

Gaza rockets land in Egypt amid tensions with Israel

CAIRO — Rockets from Gaza apparently targeting Israel landed across the border in Egypt on Sunday amid tensions after the deaths of policemen on the border and protests outside Israel’s embassy. Tensions between the Jewish state and the most populous Arab nation have surged since the deaths on Thursday of…

US denies involvement in Cairo hit-and-run

CAIRO — The US embassy in Cairo on Tuesday denied its staff were behind the wheel of what appeared to be an official vehicle that mowed down dozens of protesters in a high-speed hit-and-run captured on video. “We have seen a video that alleges a US diplomatic vehicle was involved…

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