Tag Archives: Egypt

Analysis: Israel’s reluctant Allies

Jerusalem Post- 25/12/2008 There has recently been a significant increase in tension between major Arab states. The ongoing crisis in Gaza is the focus for the deterioration in relations, though it is only one aspect of a larger picture. The … Continue reading

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Analysis: A Conflict with no Name

Jerusalem Post- 14/01/2009 Israel’s Gaza operation is serving to mark in bold relief the fault lines between two regional blocs whose rivalry dominates the region. These are the bloc of broadly pro-Western states, including Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, … Continue reading

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Analysis: Saudis seek illusory ‘Third Way’ in Regional Diplomacy

Jerusalem Post- 17/01/2010 Syrian President Bashar Assad is reportedly scheduled to visit the Saudi capital Riyadh, where he is to meet with Saudi King Abdullah. The meeting is rumored to be a prelude to a three way summit also to … Continue reading

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Analysis: Iran seeks Dividends from the Regional Chaos

Jerusalem Post- 17/03/2011 The dimensions and strategic implications of the unrest sweeping the Arab world are becoming clearer. It is now apparent that the key states of the “resistance bloc” – Iran and Syria – face no immediate threat from … Continue reading

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Suddenly, the Arab World wakes up to Yemen’s Rebellion

Global Politician- 20/12/2009 The 30th summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council, meeting in Kuwait this week, expressed its solidarity with Saudi Arabia in its fight with the Shi’ite Houthi rebels in northern Yemen. The Kuwaiti emir noted that Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

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Israel, Gaza & Egypt: No Change

Global Politician- 07/02/2008 The response of Israeli officials to the latest events in Gaza may in essence be divided into two halves. The initial response was one of frustration at Egyptian unwillingness to restore order on the international border. The … Continue reading

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What is Israel’s Endgame in Gaza

The Guardian- 12/01/2009 As Israel’s operation Cast Lead in Gaza enters its third week, questions are increasingly being asked regarding its aims. Is Israel’s ultimate objective the fall of the Hamas regime in Gaza? Or is Israel maintaining military pressure … Continue reading

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The Common Hatred

15/08/2009 The arrest this week of the “Zeitoun terror cell” is a significant moment in the ongoing battle between the Egyptian security forces and homegrown Islamist extremism. The cell, we are told, plotted to assassinate the Israeli ambassador to Egypt, … Continue reading

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No Change

01/02/2008 The response of Israeli officials to the latest events in Gaza may in essence be divided into two halves. The initial response was one of frustration at Egyptian unwillingness to restore order on the international border. The subsequent sense … Continue reading

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