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Palestine Karate Champion, Who Escaped Gaza, Forges Future In Egypt

She and her family fled their home in the northern Gaza Strip to the south. Cairo: On October 6, 2023, Palestinian karate champion Mais Elbostami won a tournament in the Gaza Strip and went to sleep in excitement. The next day, she woke up in a different world. “I won,” the shy 18-year-old told AFP […]

Ashraf Shaaban Listed as Global Legal Head of National Bank of Egypt – Emptywheel

As stated here, Newly Unsealed Passage In a September 19, 2018 opinion by Beryl Howell rejecting an Egyptian bank’s motion to quash a subpoena issued in an investigation into an alleged $10 million payment to Donald Trump, Ashraf Shaaban is group general counsel for the Egyptian-owned bank in question. according to Egyptian American Chamber of […]

In Egypt and then Israel, Blinken pushes on all fronts for Gaza ceasefire

BLINKEN: ‘IF YOU WANT A CEASEFIRE, PRESS HAMAS TO SAY YES’: Even though the ceasefire and hostage release plan announced by President Joe Biden on May 31 was presented as an Israeli proposal, Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Tel Aviv on Monday urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant […]

Pope Francis Compares Migrants to Exodus of People of Israel from Egypt

ROME — Modern-day migration bears many similarities to the time when the Israelites migrated from Egypt to the Promised Land, Pope Francis argued in his message for the 2024 World Day of Migrants and Refugees. The biblical story of the Exodus, which describes the Israelites’ journey to the Promised Land, “naturally comes to mind” when […]

Bob Menendez trial judge rules feds can’t use texts related to Egypt aid debates

A federal judge in Manhattan has blocked prosecutors in the trial of Sen. Bob Menendez from turning over text messages related to a 2019 debate over aid to Egypt, exchanges that the government has called “critical” to the case. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein on Friday agreed with the New Jersey Democrat’s lawyers that admitting […]

Egypt, Fearing Incoming Palestinians, Refuses to Open Rafah Border Crossing

Egypt on Wednesday rejected a plan presented by the Israeli government to reopen the Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula. Reportedly, Israel was dispatched On Wednesday, two members of the Shin Bet security forces submitted a proposal. The proposal would reportedly allow for humanitarian aid to enter Gaza from Egypt […]

White House Can’t Explain Why Egypt Is Blocking Aid to Gaza

The White House has previously criticized Israel for its slow delivery of humanitarian aid and recent attacks on aid trucks by right-wing activists, but on Wednesday it will criticize Egypt for blocking aid to Gaza. I was struggling with that. Egypt has been blocking Aid trucks have continued to flow into Gaza since Israel took […]

Egypt To Intervene In South Africa’s Case Against Israel At Top World Court

Gaza: Egypt announced on Sunday that it would intervene to support South Africa’s case against Israel at the International Court of Justice, citing the scale of Israeli operations in Gaza and the impact on civilians. The move highlights rising tensions between the two neighbors as Israel’s operation in the border town of Rafah tests long-term […]

Hamas Says It Accepts Gaza Truce Proposal Of Egypt, Qatar After 7 Months Of War

Details of the agreement have not been disclosed at this time (file) Gaza: Hours after the Israeli military told residents to evacuate parts of Rafah, where more than 1 million people have been displaced, the Palestinian Authority Hamas announced on Monday that it would end its seven-month battle with Israel in the Gaza Strip. agreed […]