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A view of the Judean Desert overlooking the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found
Masada and its scrolls

Masada was first built as a fortress by a Hasmonean priest Jonathan, either the brother of Judah the Maccabee (152–143 BCE) or Alexander Janneus (103–76 BCE).

By LAWRENCE SCHIFFMAN
10/12/2019
AN IRON DOME antimissile system is installed near the Israeli side of the border with Syria in the G
Israel, Islamic Jihad agree on ceasefire, IDF confirms

The ceasefire reportedly took effect at 5:30 a.m. Nonetheless, at around 6:00 a.m., rockets were fired from Gaza at Jewish communities on the border.

Israeli detained with bullets in guitar case

Israel's consul-general in Cairo, Dudu Ben-Kalifa, and the Foreign Ministry's consular division dealt with the issue.

07/10/2019
Shaar Hashamaim synagogue in Cairo, Egypt.
Cairo Jewish community celebrates Rosh Hashanah

According to local media, less than ten local Jews remain in the city. The service was lead by the wife of a US diplomat.

Exiled Egyptian calls for million-man march, as anti-Sisi protests erupt

"People...were looking for some kind of a spark, and Mohamed Ali has given that to them."

22/09/2019
Small but rare protests in Egypt after online call for dissent

Security forces moved to disperse the crowds in Cairo using tear gas but many young people stayed on the streets in the center of the capital, shouting “Leave Sisi,” Reuters reported.

By REUTERS
21/09/2019
People extinguish a fire from a blast outside the National Cancer Institute, Cairo, Egypt August 4,
Twenty dead in explosion due to Cairo car crash - Health ministry

There was no official statement indicating that the explosion was an attack.

By REUTERS
06/08/2019
Minister Steinitz visits Egypt as historical energy deal set to start

On Wednesday Steinitz confirmed Israel will export gas to Egypt.

By REUTERS
25/07/2019
British Airways and Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo

The companies said the decision comes from security concerns but didn't give any details about what prompted the change.

By REUTERS
21/07/2019
CAIRO IN the late 19th century
Author of memoir recalling family’s Egyptian-Jewish past dies at 63

Lucette Matalon Lagnado, a Wall Street Journal reporter whose 2007 memoir of her Egyptian-Jewish family won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jew­ish Literature, was 63.

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
12/07/2019
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