For Many in Egypt, Israel Remains the Enemy

Nov. 12 2020

While Egypt was the first Arab state to make peace with Israel, much of its population remains hostile to its northern neighbor, an attitude frequently enforced by the state-sponsored media. Haisam Hassanein shows how the regime’s mixed messaging was manifest during commemorations of the Yom Kippur War, known to Egyptians as the “October War.”

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Egypt, Yom Kippur War

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war