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Gaza Flare-up Leaves New Israel-Egypt Tensions in Its Wake

The Egyptians, who were key players in the cease-fire talks, were furious at what they considered one-sided Israeli actions ■ Iran may be closer to signing a new nuclear deal, but it may also be keeping all options open

Amos Harel
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Far from the media’s eyes, tension is simmering between Israel and Egypt. The two countries, whose diplomatic and security coordination has become very tight in the past decade, are clashing over the end of the fighting with Gaza around two weeks ago. Egypt was the chief mediator between Israel and Islamic Jihad and Hamas, and in the end, it was Cairo that achieved the cease-fire. But now it looks like Israel has stepped on Egypt’s toes.

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