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Sinai Crisis Binds Egypt and Israel

7th November 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Sinai Crisis Binds Egypt and Israel

Oren Kessler

Last week, Sinai-based extremists targeted the North Sinai security headquarters with a massive blast, causing damage, but no injuries. more...

Analysis & Commentary

4th December 2014 – The National Interest

Egypt’s Revolution Comes Full Circle

Oren Kessler

It all looks so familiar. Nearly four years after toppling Hosni Mubarak, crowds returned to Cairo on Saturday to protest the ex-president’s acquittal over causing 239 protesters’ deaths during the January 2011 revolution. more...

1st December 2014 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State Supporters Advertise Sinai as Jihadist Destination

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State's supporters are encouraging young jihadist recruits to travel to the Sinai. According to one online jihadist, the Islamic State's expansion into the Sinai and throughout North Africa will facilitate the "liquidating" of the Jews. more...

1st December 2014 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - The Daily Beast

ISIS Wannabes Claim They Killed an American in Egypt

A militant Egyptian group that recently pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State claimed late Sunday it was behind the killing in August of a 58-year-old American oil worker, who died during a carjacking in Egypt’s Western Desert. more...

24th November 2014 – Quoted by Riyadh Mohammed - The Fiscal Times

Egypt, the Most Important Arab Nation, Is an ISIS Target

Oren Kessler

Egypt has historically been one of the most stable countries in the Middle East. Today, after the failed 2011 “Arab Spring” and shake-up of official power, Egypt’s economy is crippled. The tourism industry is dead. Many other vital sectors are in a bad shape, like electricity and gas. Half of the population is on or below the poverty line. more...

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