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Israel and Egypt’s Unrest: Rounding Up the Reax

• Are Bibi/Fayyad economic policies insulating the West Bank from the Arab protests? Joel Mowbray sees a connection: The West Bank has among the quietest “streets” in the Arab world right now. No doubt a primary reason is the robust economic growth the area has enjoyed recently. • Sharansky speaks. I’m glad Newsweek and the

What Happened to 21st Century Statecraft?

Early in 2010, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made news when she formally embraced social media and Internet-based diplomacy in the battle for hearts and minds around the world. The informal policy, known as 21st Century Statecraft, involves helping people living under repressive government gain access to communications tools to help them fight against

Israel Eyes Cyberwar in Egypt and Yemen

An “organization of international hackers which calls itself “Anonymous” is taking credit for shutting down some Egyptian government web sites. The NY Times writes: Anonymous, a loosely defined group of hackers from all over the world, gathered about 500 supporters in online forums and used software tools to bring down the sites of the Ministry

Neocons Split With Israel Over Egypt, Part 2

The Washington Post notes that the Israeli government’s shifting its stance on Egypt after an initial divergence with US neocons: Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu likened the situation in Egypt to that of Iran, making the menacing prediction that a post-Mubarak Egypt could join other “repressive regimes of radical Islam.” The sentiment has

Israel and Egypt: Rounding Up the Reax

• Yossi Klein Halevi explains why the unrest matters to Israel. For Israel, then, peace with Egypt has been not only strategically but also psychologically essential. Israelis understand that the end of their conflict with the Arab world depends in large part on the durability of the peace with Egypt — for all its limitations,

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