Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial's Articles

Israel’s embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to deceive his own people and the world. He claimed a major victory after the occupation army freed four Israeli hostages held by Hamas on Saturday from the densely populated refugee camp of Nuseirat in central Gaza.

US President Joe Biden’s statement earlier in the week about the need for the war on Gaza to end promptly is an indication that Washington is realising, however late, that Israel’s eight-month war comes at a hefty price, not just for the Palestinians being massacred the Israeli army for 245 days but also for the region, for US interests and allies in the Middle East and for this particular US administration.

Israel’s occupation army committed yet another horrific massacre late Sunday, when it killed 45 and wounded 250 displaced civilians by bombing their tents in a so-called safe zone in western Rafah.

This week a new round of US-led diplomacy aimed to bring an end to Israel’s revenge war against the Palestinians in Gaza after nearly eight months.

Despite mounting regional and international pressure on Israel to agree to a ceasefire and end its seven month-long war in Gaza, the current extremist Israeli government proceeded with its planned operations in the densely populated Palestinian border city of Rafah.

After seven months of Israel’s relentless and savage revenge war against the Palestinian people in Gaza, where nearly 35,000 people were killed and 80,000 others wounded, the vast majority innocent civilians, there is little room for optimism that the current, extremist Israeli government will heed the near unanimous international appeals not to commit another large-scale round of atrocities and insist on taking over the southern city of Rafah.

On Friday, the IMF released its first and second reviews of the reforms adopted by the Egyptian government as part of the two parties’ December 2022 agreement.

The whole world, and the Middle East in particular, must remain on tiptoe for the foreseeable future as the consequences of Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel unfold. Launched on Saturday, the attack involved over 300 drones and cruise missiles, crossing a line rarely breached since Israel’s creation in 1948.

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi started his new, six-year term on Tuesday by acknowledging that many challenges lie ahead on the local and regional levels.

For six months now, every time we deal with the issue, Israeli atrocities in the occupied Gaza Strip will have reached an unprecedented level.

Together with the United States and the European Union, key Arab nations — Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt — have been exerting tremendous efforts in the past few weeks to bring the horrific bloodshed in Gaza to an immediate end.

Though widely anticipated, the move by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) last Wednesday to allow market forces to determine the Egyptian pound’s exchange rate took everyone by surprise.

Top US officials, starting with President Joe Biden, have been stating for weeks that “too many Palestinians have been killed” in Gaza since Israel launched its revenge genocidal war for the Hamas-led attacks on 7 October.

The government deal granting the Abu Dhabi investment and holding company ADQ the right to develop the Ras Al-Hikma region into a prime holiday destination for $24 billion is a welcome relief to the Egyptian economy.

In recent weeks, Israel’s closest allies have finally started to make relatively reasonable statements in light of the undeniable horror of the humanitarian disaster in Gaza.

Nearly the whole world has been warning Israel’s current, extremist government against proceeding with a catastrophic military attack on Rafah.

The irony of repeated statements by top US officials concerning efforts to ensure that Israel’s war against Hamas will not develop into a broader regional conflict is lost on no one.

Israel’s four-month-long war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip has strained its ties with Egypt.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken today concludes his fourth regional tour in three months with no concrete results regarding a ceasefire to halt the genocide Israel has been committing against the innocent Palestinian population of Gaza for over 90 days.

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