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No. 4485 - Palestinian and Egyptian Commentators Argue about Hamas Achievements in the Gaza War - 08/28/14

In a recent TV debate, Dr. Muhammad Al-Shtayyeh, a Fatah leader in Cairo, and Ashraf Abu Al-Houl, deputy editor-in-chief of "Al-Ahram", argued over the achievements that Hamas had claimed following the Gaza war. The debate was broadcast on the Egyptian ON TV channel on August 28, 2014. Following are excerpts from a debate on Hamas achievements in the Gaza war, which aired on ON TV on August 28, 2014: Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh Fatah leader in Cairo: The victory can be attributed to the Palestinian ...

Special Dispatch No. 5825 - Hassan Nasrallah In Interview With 'Al-Akhbar': Israel An Illegitimate Entity, Must Be Eliminated - 08/24/14

On August 14-15, 2014, the Lebanese Al-Akhbar daily, which is close to Hizbullah, published a comprehensive interview with the organization's secretary-general Hassan Nasrallah to mark the eighth anniversary of the 2006 Lebanon War. In the interview, which was conducted by several interviewers and published in several parts, Nasrallah presented Hizbullah's views on Israel, and described the close cooperation between his organization and Syria during the Lebanon War. He also addressed the issue ...

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 1111 - Egypt's Position On Gaza Conflict Part II: Softening Its Tone Towards Hamas, Harsher Words Towards Israel - 08/12/14

Until recently, the Egyptian media was on the warpath against Hamas, as expressed by its depiction of the movement as a terror organization affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) that harms Palestinian interests and also harms Egypt and its security and economic interests. 1 Hamas was presented as responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza, and as trading in their blood; its attack on Israel was described as actually directed against Egypt, with the aim of ensuring the ...

L. Lavi

No. 4401 - Al-Jazeera TV Host and Israeli Spokesman Clash over Responsibility for Civilian Deaths in Gaza - 08/01/14

Following are excerpts from an interview with Ofir Gendelman, spokesman for the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, which was broadcast by the Al-Jazeera network on August 1, 2014. Ofir Gendelman: We agreed to seven ceasefire initiatives. It was only yesterday morning that we accepted a U.N. and U.S. initiative for a humanitarian ceasefire. Hamas gave assurances to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, through the mediation of Qatar, that it would honor this ...

Special Dispatch No. 5809 - PLO And Fatah: Kerry Initiative, Paris Conference – A Plot To Bypass Egypt And Remove The PLO - 07/28/14

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (center) speaks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier behind French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (second from the left) prior to Paris conference. Source: AFP, July 26, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has so far failed to obtain Hamas and Israel's agreement to his July 25, 2014 proposal for a week-long humanitarian ceasefire. Under the proposal, 48 hours after the moment a cease-fire comes into force, Israel and Hamas would conduct ...

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 1106 - Egypt's Position On Gaza Conflict Reflects Conflict Between Its Hatred For Hamas And Its Solidarity With The Palestinians - 07/24/14

... elements – chiefly the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), Qatar, and Iran. Finally, it blames Hamas for escalating the crisis and ... countries, that is, Turkey and Qatar, together with Hamas. 1. Egypt's Criticism Of Hamas Criticism of Hamas has been voiced by the ... Egypt – that is, between the MB axis comprising Hamas, Qatar, and Turkey, and the anti-MB axis comprising Egypt ... Saudi Arabia – Egypt claims exclusive rights to mediating between Hamas and Israel and dismisses any alternative put forward by ...

L. Lavi

Special Dispatch No. 5796 - The Current Gaza Conflict: Arab World Losing Patience With Hamas - 07/16/14

The offensive waged by Hamas against Israel from the Gaza Strip has sparked intense criticism in the Arab media, reflecting the movement's deteriorating status in the Arab world. Alongside condemnations of the Israeli counterattack and international calls to end it, Arab media voiced sharp and extensive criticism of the Hamas leadership's handling of the crisis. Such reactions came both from Hamas' natural rivals and from its former allies in the resistance axis, from which it has been expelled ...

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 899 - Egypt's Foreign Policy Under Muhammad Mursi: Trying To Please Everybody - 11/14/12

Introduction Some 100 days after he took office, the foreign policy of Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi is becoming apparent. Mursi seeks to adopt a foreign policy different from that of Mubarak: More independent and not dictated by the U.S.; more vigorous, with the aim of restoring Egypt's leading status in the region; more balanced and open to all world countries without preferring a certain bloc; and peaceful rather than confrontational. In an August 2012 interview with Reuters, Mursi said ...

L. Lavi

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 766 - In Wake of Arab Spring, Deadlock in Peace Process, Jordan Thaws Relations with Hamas - 07/27/12

... also Israel, and finally to Egypt. This report will review the background of the Hamas-Jordan contacts and their development, the forces mediating between ... Advancing Jordan's Admittance into the GCC A renewal of relations with Hamas, with Qatari mediation, and increased involvement in the Palestinian issue, may ... journalist Rana Al-Sabbagh wrote in Al-Hayat : "Improving relations with Hamas – with clear Qatari mediation – will lead to strengthening relations with Doha, thus ...

L. Barkan

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 833 - The Egyptian Presidential Candidates - 05/11/12

Introduction On May 23, 2012, Egypt will hold its first presidential election since its January 25, 2011 revolution. The list of candidates has undergone many changes over the past few months. The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) decided to nominate a candidate, even though, during the first year after the revolution, it repeatedly promised not to do so, in an attempt to alleviate public fear of a MB takeover of the country. According to MB officials, the considerations that motivated the movement to ...

L. Lavi

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