News and updates about Egypt

Release 3000 terrorists, soldiers won't be released

The terrorist organization has lowered the number of Palestinian prisoners it is demanding released but Israel still has not sent a negotiation team to respond.

Release 3000 terrorists, soldiers won't be released

Egypt publishes documents from Yom Kippur War

The new cache of documents contains extensive details about the strategic preparations for the war and correspondence between military commanders.

Egypt publishes documents from Yom Kippur War

'Talks in Cairo productive, but no breakthrough'

US official tells CNN the outstanding area of disagreement in hostage deal talks is the ratio of prisoners to hostages that would be released.

'Talks in Cairo productive, but no breakthrough'

Netanyahu approves delegation for talks in Cairo

Officials say Israel has formulated a new position that includes a compromise. The official delegation to talks in Cairo will include the head of the Mossad and the head of the Shin Bet.

Netanyahu approves delegation for talks in Cairo

Egypt to maintain 'security ties only' with Israel

Egypt refuses to discuss Philadelphi corridor, will reduce ties with Israel if there is a widescale operation in Rafah, report says.

Egypt to maintain 'security ties only' with Israel

Daughter of Egyptian official treated in Israel

The 12-year-old girl was injured in a traffic accident and taken to the special ward for complex trauma in children.

Daughter of Egyptian official treated in Israel

'We received Hamas' response to hostage deal'

Despite Hamas' demand that the fighting in Gaza end completely, Egyptian security sources say its response showed flexibility.

'We received Hamas' response to hostage deal'

Gazan refugees in Sinai will end peace agreement

Egypt worries no country will accept large numbers of Gazan refugees, turning them into an 'Egyptian problem,' source says.

Gazan refugees in Sinai will end peace agreement

Israel, Egypt, weigh moving Rafah Crossing

Israel and Egypt discuss moving Rafah Crossing to where Egypt, Gaza, and Israel borders meet, near Kerem Shalom.

Israel, Egypt, weigh moving Rafah Crossing

Egypt and Israel near agreement on key corridor

Israel and Egypt are nearing an agreement on how the Philadelphi Route will be controlled after the war with Hamas ends, sources say.

Egypt and Israel near agreement on key corridor

Songs of war

Israeli poets, cognizant of Tanakh, Midrash, and the new chapter of Jewish history being written today but not so different from the past, connect the Song of the Sea, Egypt and today's war.

Songs of war

Shin Bet chief visits Egypt

Axios reports that Israel Security Agency director Ronen Bar visited Cairo and met with his Egyptian counterpart, Abbas Kamel.

Shin Bet chief visits Egypt

Egypt's unusual demand from the Houthis

Egyptian government attempts to calm tensions in the Red Sea, Houthis reject proposal.

Egypt's unusual demand from the Houthis

Capture of Philadelphi Corridor threat to relations

Chairman of Egypt's State Information Service said that a move by Israel to take control of the area along the Egypt-Gaza border could lead to a 'severe and serious' threat to the relations between the two countries.

Capture of Philadelphi Corridor threat to relations

Draining Egypt

Israel's first Chief Rabbi: Why was it necessary to completely drain Egypt of its wealth?

Draining Egypt

Soldiers open fire at armed suspects, one injured

IDF soldiers open fire at approximately 20 suspects who arrived from Egyptian territory toward the border with Israel. One soldier injured and evacuated to hospital.

Soldiers open fire at armed suspects, one injured

China's FM calls for Palestinian state

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls for establishment of a Palestinian state and a ceasefire in Gaza during meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo.

China's FM calls for Palestinian state

Qatar to transfer medication for some 40 hostages

CNN reports Qatar will soon make shipment of medication to Egypt, which will then hand it over to the Ministry of Health in Gaza. Red Cross won't be involved.

Qatar to transfer medication for some 40 hostages

Israel plans to take control of Philadelphi Route

Israeli officials told Egypt of plans for military operation to take control of Gazan side of Rafah Crossing.

Israel plans to take control of Philadelphi Route

Special IDF forces conduct intelligence op's abroad

IDF conducting intelligence operations in Africa due to concerns that the hostages may be transferred to hostile Arab countries.

Special IDF forces conduct intelligence op's abroad

Shemot: How we survived

We found meaning; that is how we survived.

Shemot: How we survived

Egypt freezes involvement in Israel-Hamas negotiations

Egypt freezes its involvement in indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas following the elimination of Saleh al-Arouri.

Egypt freezes involvement in Israel-Hamas negotiations

Israeli officials to visit Cairo for prisoner exchange talks

A new report claims that an Israeli delegation will discuss possibilities including the IDF withdrawing and increased aid to Gaza.

Israeli officials to visit Cairo for prisoner exchange talks

Israel asks Egypt: Allow forces to operate on Gaza-Egypt border

Israel attempting to convince Egypt to okay Israeli forces along Philadelphi Route at Gaza-Egypt border, report says.

Israel asks Egypt: Allow forces to operate on Gaza-Egypt border

Israel to propose: Create obstacle on Philadelphi Route

The US would be required to fund the construction of an underground obstacle to prevent Egypt-Gaza smuggling; Egypt expected to oppose.

Israel to propose: Create obstacle on Philadelphi Route

Hamas willing to discuss new hostage release deal

Hamas reportedly no longer insists on ending the war as a condition for moving forward with new deal. Several proposals being discussed.

Hamas willing to discuss new hostage release deal

Hamas delegation to visit Cairo, discuss ceasefire proposal

Hamas official tells AFP a delegation from the organization will visit Cairo on Friday and give its "observations" on Egypt's proposal.

Hamas delegation to visit Cairo, discuss ceasefire proposal

Hamas, Islamic Jihad reject Egyptian-brokered truce plan

The plan would see both organizations cede to a new leader in Gaza in exchange for a permanent ceasefire. Both have rejected the proposal.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad reject Egyptian-brokered truce plan

Egypt joins 'land bridge' bypassing Red Sea

Egypt to join global effort in finding a solution to Houthi threat in Red Sea. Will transport goods by land from Dubai to Mediterranean Sea.

Egypt joins 'land bridge' bypassing Red Sea

Egypt proposes return of IDF soldiers for Oct. 7 terrorists

Egypt proposed a plan to Hamas leadership involving multiple stages of exchanges, ceasefires, and a new government in Gaza.

Egypt proposes return of IDF soldiers for Oct. 7 terrorists

Egyptian sources: IDF is not operating along Philadelphi Route

Crossings Authority in Gaza says Egypt denied reports that IDF is operating on Philadelphi Route on Gaza-Egypt border.

Egyptian sources: IDF is not operating along Philadelphi Route

We complained to the Pres., he ordered the synagogue restored

A historic synagogue creates tension between Egypt’s few remaining Jews and their government.

We complained to the Pres., he ordered the synagogue restored

Vayigash: I am who I am because you sold me

Letting go of my expectations.

Vayigash: I am who I am because you sold me

Sisi declared winner of Egypt's presidential election

Egypt's President wins a new six-year term with 89.6 percent of the vote.

Sisi declared winner of Egypt's presidential election

Israel to agree to new ceasefire and hostage release

Egyptian security sources say Israel and Hamas are both open to renewed ceasefire and hostage release.

Israel to agree to new ceasefire and hostage release

Mikeitz: Joseph and Judah

Israel's first Chief Rabbi:The strife among Jacob’s sons centered on two conflicting viewpoints regarding the sanctity of the Jewish people.

Mikeitz: Joseph and Judah

Why did G-d act with chessed towards Egypt?

Why did G-d warn Pharaoh of the famine to come?

Why did G-d act with chessed towards Egypt?

Contacts underway on renewing talks on hostage deal

Arab newspaper reports that intensive talks have been held in recent days to renew indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas.

Contacts underway on renewing talks on hostage deal

'Jewish community will not celebrate Hanukkah at the synagogue'

Cairo Jewish community decided not to celebrate Hanukkah at the synagogue, due to increased display of antisemitism since beginning of war.

'Jewish community will not celebrate Hanukkah at the synagogue'

Egypt: Agreement on 2-day ceasefire extension close

Egyptian govt. says Hamas will release 20 more hostages in exchange for 2 more days before the fighting resumes.

Egypt: Agreement on 2-day ceasefire extension close

No one wants the Palestinian Arabs

Tell me, who would want his country to host people who torture and murder infants and the elderly? Opinion.

No one wants the Palestinian Arabs

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for the transfer of wounded Gazans

Media in Egypt report that Rafah crossing will be opened for the purpose of transferring wounded Palestinian Arabs into Egypt.

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for the transfer of wounded Gazans

Taba explosion caused by downed drone

The explosion occurred at a medical facility in Egyptian town located near Israeli border. Authorities belive drone came from Yemen.

Taba explosion caused by downed drone

'Destroy Hamas? It'll take years'

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says during meeting with French President Israel should not go into Gaza following Hamas' massacre of 1,400 Israelis.

'Destroy Hamas? It'll take years'

'There were dozens of soldiers, not one came to help'

The wife of a man who was murdered by an Egyptian police officer in Alexandria recounted the disregard of the local authorities.

'There were dozens of soldiers, not one came to help'

Diplomatic battle between Israel & Egypt can decide Gaza future

For Egypt, Gaza is a forward outpost that keeps IDF forces occupied in the south, disturbs Israel, and prevents it from strengthening. Op-ed

Diplomatic battle between Israel & Egypt can decide Gaza future

Rafah crossing won't open Friday despite Biden's expectations

Source says crossing still needs road repairs, and other details need to be worked out before aid trucks can pass through.

Rafah crossing won't open Friday despite Biden's expectations

'Sisi agreed to open Rafah crossing to Gaza'

US President says Egyptian President has agreed to open Rafah crossing to allow 20 trucks carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.

'Sisi agreed to open Rafah crossing to Gaza'

Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt to open

Rafah border crossing to open for entry of foreigners and dual nationals, as well as the delivery of humanitarian aid into Gaza.

Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt to open

'There were warning signs'

Intelligence services may have had prior warning of the Hamas invasion that left hundreds dead in southern Israel.

'There were warning signs'

2 Israeli tourists murdered by Egyptian policeman in Alexandria

Policeman opens fire on bus carrying Israeli tour group, injuring and possibly killing multiple passengers.

2 Israeli tourists murdered by Egyptian policeman in Alexandria

Egypt's Al-Sisi confirms he will seek reelection

Egypt will hold a presidential election in December, with a runoff in January if no candidate secures more than 50% of the vote.

Egypt's Al-Sisi confirms he will seek reelection

Egypt to hold presidential election in December

Egypt to hold presidential election over three days in December, but Sisi is highly likely to remain in power until 2030.

Egypt to hold presidential election in December

Israeli arrested in Sinai last month released

Daniel Haim was arrested on August 24th on his way to a vacation in the Sinai Peninsula after five handgun bullets were found in his bag.

Israeli arrested in Sinai last month released

Egypt asked Israel not to harm Hamas and Jihad leaders

An Arabic newspaper reported that Egypt and the US are working to prevent an escalation between Israel and the Palestinian terror groups.

Egypt asked Israel not to harm Hamas and Jihad leaders

Israeli arrested in Sinai 'accidentally forgot bullets in bag'

Daniel Haim, 24, is arrested at Egyptian border after bullets are discovered among his belongings.

Israeli arrested in Sinai 'accidentally forgot bullets in bag'

Contacts with Egypt, Qatar and UN to prevent flare-up

Hamas spokesman claims talks are talking with mediators in an attempt to prevent a security deterioration.

Contacts with Egypt, Qatar and UN to prevent flare-up

Egypt's AI citadel

Egypt is building a new administrative capital - but at whose expense? Op-ed.

Egypt's AI citadel

Egypt, Jordan, PA leaders discuss Israel-Saudi normalization

Possible normalization between Israel and Saudi Arabia discussed in meeting between President Al-Sisi, King Abdullah II, and Abbas.

Egypt, Jordan, PA leaders discuss Israel-Saudi normalization

Israel examining canceling flights to Sharm El-Sheikh

Direct flights began over a year ago, in a step aimed at warming relations between Israel and Egypt and encouraging tourism.

Israel examining canceling flights to Sharm El-Sheikh