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A look at the Middle East last week

Remember when the Obama administration was urging the Egyptian government to restrain the security forces against peaceful protesters® and their fundamental freedom of protest, association and assembly? Well, that was January 2011, when former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was beginning to look an inadequate leader, failing to meet the Egyptian people’s aspirations, yearning for democracy […]

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Israel Benefits as World Loses

Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think? –Peter Hitchens What started off as Arab Spring has turned morbidly into Arab Fall. What began as a seasonal description became directional and self-destructive. Not only have movements […]

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Egypt: Cry, Beloved Country

I DIDN’T want to write this article, but I had to. I love Egypt. I love the Egyptian people. I have spent some of the happiest days of my life there. My heart bleeds when I think of Egypt. And these days I think about Egypt all the time. I cannot remain silent when I […]

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Extreme capitalism of the Muslim Brothers

Slogan ‘islam is the solution’ to be put to the test The neoliberal policy of Egypt’s new president Mohamed Morsi looks very much like a continuation of that of Mubarak. It is increasing social tensions. by Gilbert Achcar The Muslim Brothers’ economic credo of free enterprise unhampered by state interference is more closely consonant with […]

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UN General Assembly: Egypt hits Israel

“Washington should also live up to its own Camp David commitment to Palestinian self-rule.” Today, September 25, 2012, the General Debate of the 67th UN General Assembly will begin and last for a week. Two planned speeches are of immense importance for the future of the Middle East. The newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, […]

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Arab Spring, Iran, America’s Autumn and Israel’s WMD

On the second morning of Autumn, AIPAC praised the efforts of Sens. Graham (R-SC), Lieberman (I-CT), Casey (D-PA), and 80 additional cosponsors, who passed resolution [SJ41] by 90 to 1, to affirm the “vital national interest of the United States to prevent the Government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.” The senators echoed […]

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‘Egypt in league with Israel on Gaza’

Published on Sep 9, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews The Egyptian Army says it has destroyed 31 Gaza supply tunnels in its recent operation in the Sinai Peninsula. Due to the Israeli blockade, some 1.5 million residents of Gaza are being denied their basic rights, including freedom of movement, the right to a decent standard of living, […]

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Gaza: Mursi Disappoints

Gaza: Mursi Disappoints “The situation of the crossing under Hosni Mubarak was better. The situation today is somewhat chaotic.”  Iki is surprised by “Hamas’ silence regarding this decision.” “Hamas does not want a tense relationship with Egypt’s rulers, the MB. It knows that if it loses its relationship with the MB, it will lose an […]

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Securing Sinai: Egypt Retakes Sovereignty

Many were surprised on June 24, 2012, when the Egyptian army let Mohamed Morsi to be declared Egypt’s first Islamist president in the freest elections in the country’s history. He had confronted and won the army-backed candidate, Mr. Shafik, who had been the last Prime Minister under President Mubarak. Morsi is identified with the Muslim […]

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US has nothing to offer Egyptians: Lawrence Freeman

Published on Jul 16, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews Egyptians have welcomed US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by throwing tomatoes and holding protests as they view her visit an example of Washington’s meddling in the country’s internal affairs. Washington threw its weight behind the Hosni Mubarak regime for over three decades but now claims to support […]

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Israel dismayed by Mursi Victory

According to some Israeli strategic thinkers, “darkness” has descended with the victory of the Islamist current in Egypt’s presidential race, writes Khaled Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem… Palestinians wave green Islamic flags that represent Hamas and the Egyptian national flag as they celebrate the victory of Mohamed Mursi in the Egyptian presidential elections, in Gaza City […]

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The good news from Cairo

There is no doubt that the election of Muammed Morsi as President of Egypt is a heartening news for all free men and women around the world. It is certainly good news for the Egyptian people, exhausted and thoroughly impoverished by decades of corruption and decadence sustained by military dictators who were mostly answerable to […]

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Egypt-Iran: an Alliance is Born

Opposing alliances create concentric rings around Eastern Mediterranean gas fields Egypt is back in the new version of the Great Game; in this century the race is not after the vast territories of Central Asia, but after the rich gas fields discovered in the Eastern Mediterranean. On Sunday, June 24, 2012, Mohamed Morsi was declared […]

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Hamas heartened by apparent Mursi victory

Palestinians and Israelis react to the possible victory of Islamists in Egypt’s presidential race, with Fatah and Tel Aviv left worried, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah Palestinian Islamists, who closely followed this week’s Egyptian presidential elections run-off, reacted with deep satisfaction to the apparent victory of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi over his secular […]

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Coup in Egypt? News Analysis

Published on Jun 21, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews A year since Egyptians enthralled the world with the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, more and more people are fearing they’re back to square one, facing the former regime minus Mubarak. On this edition of News Analysis we’re asking whether the Egyptian revolution has become the target of a […]

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Back to Square One in Egypt?

On Thursday June 14, the High Constitutional Court in Egypt will rule on two pending motions that may radically change the future course of Egypt and determine the fate of its remarkable – but unfinished- revolution. The two motions are the constitutionality of the political ban on the former regime senior officials, such as Gen. […]

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