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Israeli detained at Taba border

Although arrested on Saturday, the Egyptian government has yet to inform the Israeli government as to the exact identity of the detainee, nor on what grounds he was arrested

Liliana Mihaila

Review: Columnists debate Gaza attacks and Assiut incident

After Hesham Qandil’s latest visit to Gaza and the recent Egyptian convoy travelling there, commentators examine the situation, with some criticising Morsy’s relations with Israel. Other columnists still denounce the Assiut incident, calling on the government to undertake serious action.   What does Palestine mean to you? Moustafa Al-Naggar Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper Looking into Egypt’s …

Fady Salah

Haggling over Gaza

By Nervana Mahmoud Frantic diplomatic efforts are ongoing in Cairo and all the major Palestinian players are involved: Hamas; Khaled Meshaal; Moussa Abu-Marzook; Islamic Jihad; Ramadan Shalah; Fatah; and Nabil Shaath. Israel’s Channel Two television station has announced that an Israeli envoy is also heading to Cairo.  That is in addition to the big three …

Fady Salah