Israelis turned out in unprecedented numbers to mourn the death last week of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, founder of the Shas party. His successors are unlikely to be able to maintain the group’s political clout.
Israel is working closer with Egyptian forces to fight militants in Sinai even as top ally U.S. weighs cutting aid to Egypt over a crackdown against Islamists that has killed almost 1,000, former diplomats and officials said.
A main government installation near Cairo was attacked and 11 security personnel were gunned down in new eruptions of violence following the military-backed government’s deadly suppression of an Islamist protest. The U.S. canceled joint war games with Egypt to signal its outrage over a death toll that ballooned to almost 600.