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'We Will Do:' Sinai and Creative Judaism

Heather A. Paul | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Heather A. Paul

On June 11th and 12th, Jews will celebrate Shavuot, a holiday that commemorates the receiving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. This is the moment when we truly became Jews as a people after escaping slavery in Egypt.

ISIS's Unprecedented Campaign Promoting Sinai

Nancy Okail | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Nancy Okail

This IS propaganda campaign shows that any counterterrorism support for Egypt cannot be given in isolation from domestic affairs, local grievances, and continuous political issues--terror groups know very well how to play on these to attract recruits.

Doctor Accused Of Ejaculating In Patient's Face

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.14.2016 | Crime

A doctor has been barred from seeing patients while police investigate a woman's accusation that he ejaculated in her face, according to reports. Dr. ...

Here's What Russians Really Think About the War in Syria

Maria Snegovaya | Posted 12.17.2015 | World
Maria Snegovaya

MOSCOW -- The majority of Russians have followed recent conflicts passively; they mostly voice the positions that were communicated to them by state TV channels and their support of Russian military actions in Syria is more reflective of the power of popular TV shows than the actual mobilization of the society.

ISIS Sinai Affiliate Claims Bombing In Egyptian Hotel

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.24.2015 | World

CAIRO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Islamic State's Egyptian branch claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed at least seven people in a hotel in North S...

The U.S. Should Join Hands With Russia to Fight ISIS

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Any rational person would have to agree that the world stands a better chance of effectively fighting IS together, than separately.

Europe's Long Goodbye to Open Borders

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.15.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

If a bomb can explode in a stadium in France with the French president sitting in it, there is a problem. The Paris attacks are a wake-up call.

REPORT: Russian Officials Believe Sinai Plane Brought Down By Bomb

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Russian communications intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies showed Russia believed the plane that crashed in Sinai,...

Islamic State Leaders Boasted About Russian Jet Crash, U.S. Officials Say

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.06.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Communications between Islamic State leaders in Raqqa, Syria, and persons in the Sinai Peninsula included boasts about t...

Obama Taking Plane Bombing Possibility 'Very Seriously'

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.05.2015 | World

Nov 5 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday there was a "possibility" that the crash of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt was caus...

What You Need To Know About ISIS' Sinai Affiliate

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.06.2015 | World

American and British officials say militants loyal to the Islamic State extremist group may have planted a bomb onboard the Russian plane that crashed...

5 Things You Should Know About The Russian Plane Crash

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.03.2015 | World

Authorities are still investigating what happened to Kogalymavia Flight 9268, which broke up Saturday in midair over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing ...

Egyptian Authorities: Both Black Boxes From Russian Plane Found

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.31.2015 | World

CAIRO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Egypt has found and obtained both black boxes from a Russian passenger plane that crashed in the country's Sinai peninsula o...

Egyptians Say No to Sisi's Propaganda

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Egypt looks nothing like the promised heaven of stability and cohesiveness. Scores of Egyptians have been murdered by an ever more rampant police, sentenced to death in kangaroo courts, or jailed in the most inhumane conditions where torture is routine. Dissent is not tolerated, with the media and the press reduced to the role of state propagandists singing the General's praises and parroting his words.

Blair, Gaza And All That Gas

David Hearst | Posted 09.01.2015 | World
David Hearst

Of all the bizarre encounters the Palestinian conflict has generated, Tony Blair's four meetings in Doha with Khaled Meshaal, the Hamas leader must surely rank as one of the oddest.

Islamic State Claims Cairo Courthouse Bomb Which Wounded 30

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.20.2015 | World

CAIRO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Islamic State's Egypt affiliate said it was behind a car bombing that wounded 30 people, including 8 policemen, near a state...

ISIS In Sinai Threatens To Behead Croatian Hostage In 48 Hours

Associated Press | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.05.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — An Islamic State affiliate released a video Wednesday threatening to kill a Croatian hostage if Egyptian authorities do not release "Mu...

Egypt Enforces Tough Media Restrictions

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.06.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

One can't blame journalists in Egypt for being confused about what they can (and can't) cover and what language to use in their reports, given the widening chasm between authorities and countless news organizations.

Despite Attacks, Egypt's Sisi Still on Top

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 07.02.2016 | World
Marco Vicenzino

Full-scale conflict in Sinai has witnessed increasing levels of effectiveness and sophistication by insurgents claiming loyalty to Islamic State.

Morsi Sentencing Reignites Muslim Brotherhood Militancy

Daniel Nisman | Posted 05.20.2016 | World
Daniel Nisman

The May 16-17 weekend proved to be among the most controversial periods in President Sisi's nearly two-year rule, with Egypt's Mubarak era-judiciary issuing three highly symbolic decisions against the country's various opposition groups.

A Message From the People of Egypt's South Sinai

Egyptian Streets | Posted 01.14.2015 | World
Egyptian Streets

The more the name of Sinai can be reclaimed and coupled with positive associations and the more things might begin to change for its local Bedouin communities, whose livelihoods and name have suffered through misinformed narratives about the Sinai for too long.

Bridging Jewish Generations

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Millennial Jews are not joining synagogues at the same rate as their parents and certainly not at the same rate as their grandparents. Many Jewish leaders are struggling to understand this new generation, which will have a profound impact on the future of Jewish life in America.

Why Has Sisi's Offer to Abbas Gotten So Little Attention?

Lilac Sigan | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Lilac Sigan

Some might think that Hamas is very busy with the post-battle reconstruction of Gaza these days. Regretfully, most signs imply otherwise. Hamas is alr...

Bodies in the Desert

Tsega Gebreyesus | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Tsega Gebreyesus

Since gaining independence from Ethiopia in 1993, Eritrea has been led by an increasingly authoritarian regime with a zero-tolerance policy to opposition.

Uniting 'Round the Mountain

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion
Naphtali Hoff

The importance of each individual is certainly something that we are all aware of. We saw at the outset of the book of Numbers that God loves each individual and views our very existence as an opportunity to demonstrate that love.