Egypt mediated a truce seeking an end to two days of clashes between Gaza Strip militants and Israel’s military, a militant leader said. There was no immediate confirmation from Israel or Egypt, and violence continued after the report.
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi met with Hamas’ political chief and a delegation from the Islamic Jihad, amid efforts to end the exchange of rocket-fire between Israel and the Hamas-led government, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported.
Fresh off a stint as a counter- terrorism adviser on Bill Clinton’s National Security Council, attorney Lee Wolosky was hoping to return to law. Most firms, he says, saw a guy with a two-year experience gap who’d need to start near the bottom.
Israeli police have arrested four Arab lawyers for allegedly passing information from security prisoners they represented to Islamic Jihad leaders in the Gaza Strip, Haaretz said, citing Israeli court documents.
From his 33rd-floor penthouse apartment with sweeping views of the Nile River, Naguib Sawiris, Egypt’s best-known billionaire and most prominent Christian, can hear the chants of Friday prayers in the distance. As he sits down to a breakfast of taameya and ful, dishes made from fava beans, demonstrators are gathering in Cairo’s Tahrir Square for a planned protest, this time aimed at stopping military trials of thousands of civilians arrested during the revolution that brought down the regime of President Hosni Mubarak.