The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, known around the world by its Arabic acronym Hamas, was formed in late 1987 in the Gaza Strip. Its formation was greatly helped by the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood movement, which was established in Cairo in 1928. When the movement won parliamentary and presidential elections in Egypt after Hosni Mubarak was pushed out of office in February two thousand and eleven, most Israeli analysts predicted that Hamas would receive substantial diplomatic and economic aid from the new Egyptian government, and possibly stepped up military aid. However ties between Hamas and its political and spiritual Egyptian parent have grown quite strained over recent months. In the latest indication of tensions between Gaza City and Cairo, two Hamas officials were denied entry into Egypt earlier this month. The two men were heading to the Egyptian capital city to meet with officials from the rival Palestinian Authority. The cancelled meeting was supposed to continue Egyptian-led attempts to end the long running conflicts between the two main Palestinian political groups.
- May 21, 2013: Israel and Syria
- May 20, 2013: Palestinian State
- May 17, 2013: Lapid on Times's List 2
- May 16, 2013: Jordan and Syria 2
- May 15, 2013: Egypt and Israel 2
- May 14, 2013: Open Skies 2
- May 13, 2013: Hagel Visits Israel 2
- May 10, 2013: Lapid on Times's List
- May 9, 2013: Jordan and Syria
- May 8, 2013: Egypt and Israel
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In April 1991 the first Friends of Israel radio program, a 15-minute daily broadcast hosted by Elwood McQuaid, aired on just six stations in the Philadelphia area. Today our program is heard on nearly 500 outlets in America and abroad. Our “Eye on the Middle East”, hosted by David Dolan, is a hard-hitting, fast-paced, 2-minute daily program that tells listeners the straight story of what is happening in Israel.
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