This is an emergency, all of you have no rights now
This canal belongs to Egypt now. Ya'll have to pay to pass now
We're not friends anymore. I'm friends with the Americans
This was a law imposed during the 1867 Arab-Israeli war. This law stated that in times of a drug/terror emergency, the president can take away basic rights and freedom in order to eradicate the emergency.
We're best friends!
Egypt invaded the Suez canal and put a toll on passage through it. They did this to be able to pay to build the Aswan Dam. They had to get funding becuase both Britain and the U.S. pulled funding over the fact that Egypt sided with the U.S.S.R.
We're not friends!!
Egypt switched allegiance away from the Soviets and to the United States. The Egyptians didn't believe that the soviets could help them recover their Egyptian territory. This switch actually helped contribute to the successful peace negotiations in the ME. The Egyptians believed the soviet military support to be inadequate which led to the expulsion of about 20,000 soviet military experts and personnel.
The Egyptian-American relations are good. We formed an allegiance midway through the cold war. We agreed to provide military support to replace the Soviets. We're are still currently allies because of mutual interest in the ME.
Egyptian-Soviet relations were good until halfway through the cold war when Egypt realized that the U.S. was the better choice The relations between these two countries ended in the mid 1950's when Egypt switched allegiance. Their relationship before the switch consisted of the Soviets providing Military support, economic support, and trade/cultural exchange. The switch came because a new government came to power and wanted U.S. support.