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Israeli national security adviser: West should stop pressing Egypt on human rights

Eyal Hulata says in closed lecture that Western countries should stop pressuring President Al-Sisi on human rights.

'West should stop pressing Egypt on human rights'

Egypt's Sisi hopes for counterterrorism cooperation with US

Egyptian President meets top US general following latest ISIS attack in Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt's Sisi hopes for counterterrorism cooperation with US

US cancels $130 million in military aid to Egypt

State Department says Egypt did not meet conditions to receive $130 million in foreign military financing.

US cancels $130 million in aid to Egypt

State Department approves arms sales to Egypt

The deal, worth $2.5 billion, includes several aircraft and air defense radar systems.

State Department approves arms sales to Egypt

Man indicted in US for tracking opponents of Egypt's Sisi

New York man indicted on charges that he acted as an unregistered agent of Egypt's government.

Man indicted in US for tracking opponents of Egypt's Sisi

US conditions only small part of Egypt aid on human rights

US to make available $300 million in aid for Egypt, $170 million of which will be released without conditions.

US conditions only small part of Egypt aid on human rights

US: Egypt a 'constructive' defense partner

Biden administration says Egypt is a "constructive" defense partner despite concerns on human rights.

US: Egypt a 'constructive' defense partner

US approves sale of missiles to Egypt

$197 million sale of Rolling Airframe Missiles comes even as the Biden administration froze the sale of F-35s to the UAE.

US approves sale of missiles to Egypt

Jewish-American diplomat begins to serve as Egypt Ambassador

Jonathan Cohen arrives in Cairo, becoming first US ambassador to Egypt in over two years.

Jewish-American diplomat begins to serve as Egypt Ambassador

Trump on Egypt demonstrations: I'm not concerned

US President gives backing to Egyptian President amid protests against his rule at home.

Trump on Egypt demonstrations: I'm not concerned

Sisi and Trump discuss Middle East stability

Egyptian President discusses stability of the Middle East during a phone call with US President.

Sisi and Trump discuss Middle East stability

US releases some military assistance to Egypt

Secretary of State Pompeo authorizes release of $1.2 billion in US military assistance to Egypt.

US releases some military assistance to Egypt

Egypt to investigate report saying it backed Trump on Jerusalem

Egypt's chief prosecutor orders urgent investigation into NYT report on its alleged support for Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem.

Egypt to investigate report saying it backed Trump on Jerusalem

Egypt and U.S. to hold military exercises

Egypt will host war games with U.S. troops for the first time in eight years.

Egypt and U.S. to hold military exercises

Trump speaks to Sisi, affirms friendship

U.S. President calls Egyptian counterpart, says he's keen on developing the relationship between their countries.

Trump speaks to Sisi, affirms friendship

Egyptian leaders meet Kushner following U.S. aid cut

Egypt criticizes Washington for cutting some of its military aid. Foreign Minister meets Kushner after previously cancelling the meeting.

Egyptian leaders meet Kushner following U.S. aid cut

U.S. to delay some aid to Egypt

United States to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and delay a further $195 million due to concern over its human rights record.

U.S. to delay some aid to Egypt

Sisi: Trump has true understanding of the Middle East

Egypt’s President hails Trump, says he understands the realities in the region when it comes to terrorism.

Sisi: Trump has true understanding of the Middle Eastplayer

Trump 'honored' to host Sisi

President Trump promises to renew historic partnership with Egypt.

Trump 'honored' to host Sisi

Trump seeks to rebuild ties with Egypt

Trump will seek to rebuild relations with Egypt during upcoming meeting with Sisi.

Trump seeks to rebuild ties with Egypt

White House: Trump will meet Sisi next week

White House says Trump will host Egyptian President on April 3, discuss range of bilateral and regional issues.

White House: Trump will meet Sisi next week

Trump to host Sisi on April 3

White House official confirms Egyptian President will visit Washington next month.

Trump to host Sisi on April 3

Report: Sisi to visit Washington next month

Egyptian media reports President Sisi will make his first state visit to Washington the first week of April.

Report: Sisi to visit Washington next month

Trump and Sisi discuss fight against terror

In phone call with Egyptian counterpart, Trump affirms his administration's commitment to supporting Egypt.

Trump and Sisi discuss fight against terror

Trump and Sisi discuss Middle East peace

Egyptian President and U.S. President-Elect agree to allow Trump's administration to deal with Israel-PA peace issues.

Trump and Sisi discuss Middle East peace

Sisi expects greater engagement in the Middle East from Trump

Egyptian President praises U.S. President-elect, says he has shown great understanding of the goings on in the region.

Sisi expects greater engagement in the Middle East from Trump

Republican senator backs Egypt's Sisi

A delegation of American Republicans, led by Lindsey Graham, expresses support for Egypt's president and his fight against ISIS.

Republican senator: Sisi 'the right man at the right time'

'The United States isn't supporting its friends'

Philanthropist Martin Oliner says America has created a void in the Middle East and, as a result, other allies for Israel are stepping in.

'The United States isn't supporting its friends as it should be'player

Kerry Resumes Security Talks with Egypt

Secretary of State restarts strategic dialogue with Egyptian officials that was last held six years ago.

Kerry Announces Resumption of Security Talks with Egypt

Kerry Begins Middle East Visit in Egypt

Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Cairo before heading to Qatar to discuss nuclear deal. Israel not on the itinerary.

Kerry Begins Middle East Visit in Egypt

Obama Administration Criticizes Egypt

Obama administration accuses the Egyptian government of restricting free speech but recommends that it continue to receive military aid.

Obama Administration Criticizes Egypt in Report to Congress

Sisi Meets CIA Director in Cairo

Egypt’s President meets CIA director John Brennan, discusses issues of common interest.

Sisi Meets CIA Director in Cairo

Obama Releases Military Aid to Egypt

21 months later, President Barack Obama releases military aid to Egypt that was suspended after the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi.

Obama Releases Military Aid to Egypt

Sisi Appeals for More Aid from the United States

Egypt's President appeals to the United States to play a greater role in helping his country fight terrorism.

Sisi Appeals for More Military Aid from the United States

Obama Expresses Concern Over Mass Trials in Egypt

Obama speaks to his Egyptian counterpart, urges him to "invest in the political, economic, and social aspirations of the Egyptian people."

Obama Expresses Concern Over Mass Trials in Egypt

U.S. Confirms Apache Deliveries to Egypt

Defense Secretary Hagel speaks with Egyptian counterpart, confirms the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt.

U.S. Confirms Apache Deliveries to Egypt

Kerry Visits Egypt, Urges Sisi to Allow Reforms

U.S. Secretary of State becomes the highest-ranking American official to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi since he came to power.

Kerry Visits Egypt, Urges Sisi to Allow Political Reformsplayer

Senator Holds Egypt Funding Over Mass Trial

Senator Patrick Leahy says he will not approve sending funds to the Egyptian military, after 683 Islamists are sentenced to death.

Senator Holds Egypt Funding Over Mass Trial

HRW Urges Kerry to Delay Aid to Egypt

Human Rights Watch calls on Washington not to resume military assistance to Egypt until its government ends human rights abuses.

Human Rights Watch Urges Kerry to Delay Aid to Egypt

U.S. Warns Against Executing Brotherhood Members

Executing 529 Brotherhood supporters may affect the aid that Washington provides to Cairo, says State Department.

U.S. Warns Egypt Against Executing Brotherhood Supporters