Sinai

Health Ministry: Sinai border crossing can be open for Israeli travelers

Travelers will be expected to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine period upon their return.

Parashat Matot-Masei: What anger does to us

The entrance to the Land of Israel was replete with wars, and this week we read about the war fought against the five kings of Midian.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
15/07/2020
DESERT WANDERINGS: The Jewish Nation’s beginnings.
Parashat Beha'alotcha: A story of humility and sensitivity

Eldad and Medad, two anonymous people who are never mentioned again in the bible, teach us of the importance of humility and sensitivity as a condition for spiritual distinction.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
04/06/2020
Rivlin marks the memory of those who died in the Six Day War

The President honored the memory of those who died in the Six Day War as well as those who died in the War of Attrition.

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks to reporters at the Pentagon on March 5
Conference of Presidents urge Trump not to withdraw from Sinai

Twelve lawmakers representing key Senate and House of Representatives committees called for continued U.S. support of the international peacekeeping force in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

North Sinai security situation may be deteriorating, concern increases

Experts caution that Islamic State terror cells could be moving from east to west, potentially getting closer to Suez Canal, mainland Egypt

By JOSHUA ROBBIN MARKS/THE MEDIA LINE
14/05/2020
Minister of Energy and Likud MK, Yuval Steinitz, speaks at the The Jerusalem Post-Ma'ariv Elections
Steinitz: US, Israel to discuss drawing down peacekeeping force in Sinai

The drawdown would come as Egypt battles an Islamist insurgency in the desert peninsula

By REUTERS
09/05/2020
Egypt reports 15 military casualties in Sinai recently

The statement came three days after the military said 10 personnel were killed or wounded in an attack near Bir al-Abd in North Sinai. Islamic State claimed the attack.

By REUTERS
03/05/2020
Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt's Sinai attack

The attack occurred on Thursday south of Bir al-Abd city in the Northern Sinai region.

01/05/2020
US soldiers walk near a rocket launcher missile at Basmaya military base in Baghdad
Concern sparks over US military commitment to observer force in Sinai

The MFO helps ensure there is no need for a military build-up in Sinai and also helps the US play a historic role in peace between Israel and Egypt.

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