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40 Years On, How Egypt Saw The Camp David Accords

Peace with Israel, signed in 1978, was never widely popular, but the context of a poor, war-torn nation made feelings vary widely.

Sadat, Carter and Begin during final Camp David talks
Sadat, Carter and Begin during final Camp David talks
Mostafa Mohie

CAIRO — "You won't believe how Egyptians react to the Israeli flag being flown for the first time in Cairo in 1980," reads the title of a YouTube video featuring brief segments from the opening ceremony of the first Israeli Embassy in Cairo.

The ceremony was held on February 18, 1980, at the embassy's first location, on Mohie Eddin Abul Ezz Street in Dokki. It subsequently moved to a different building near Cairo University in Giza. After being stormed by protesters twice in 2011, it eventually moved to its latest location in Maadi.

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Cyber War Chronicles: Meet The Hackers Taking On Russia

The war in Ukraine is not just being fought on the ground. The battle for dominance increasingly happens on the digital field, where a worldwide network of cyber-soldiers conduct attacks to disrupt Russia's war effort, from the outside and inside too.

Cameron Manley

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Russian and Ukrainian hackers have been fighting tit for tat on what we can call the "digital front line." To quantify the firepower involved, the number of ransomware attacks on Russian companies has tripled since Feb. 28, according to Kaspersky Lab, a Russian multinational cybersecurity firm that found a direct link between the uptick in online targeting to the breakout of military conflict in Ukraine.

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