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  • Egyptian Army and Islamists in deadly clashes

    July 5, 2013 | 9:47 am

    Egyptian soldiers killed at least three supporters of Mohamed Morsi in Cairo hours after Islamists attacked sites in the Sinai.

    The Morsi supporters were shot while trying to breach the Cairo barracks where the deposed Egyptian president is being held by the army.

    Supporters in...

  • Morsi opponents, loyalists clash in Egypt’s Alexandria

    July 3, 2013 | 1:53 pm

    Opponents and supporters of Egypt's deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, clashed in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria on Wednesday after the army announced his removal from office.

    Gunfire was heard as rocks and bricks flew, said witnesses.

    "We are dealing with the situation ... We have called for security reinforcements in the area," said senior police officer Sherif Abdelhamid.

    Reporting by Abdel Rahman Youssef; Writing by Tom Perry/Asma Alsharif; Editing by Andrew Heavens

  • U.S. declines to criticize Egypt’s military as it ousts Morsi

    July 3, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    The United States declined on Wednesday to criticize Egypt's military, even as it was ousting Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi from power.

    Minutes before Egypt's army commander announced that Morsi, the country's first democratically elected president, had been deposed and the...

  • Egypt’s Morsi quoted as calling army action a military coup

    July 3, 2013 | 1:02 pm

    The Facebook page of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi quoted him on Wednesday as saying he rejected measures announced by the army as a "military coup."

    The army, in a statement aired live on television, appointed a new, interim administration to replace Morsi as president, suspended the constitution and called for an early presidential election.

    It was unclear whether Morsi has access to his own Facebook page or if the statement was posted by an aide.

    Reporting by Asma Alsharif; Writing by Patrick Werr; Editing by Yasmine Saleh

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  • What took the Egyptian Army so long?

    July 3, 2013 | 12:57 pm

    When Mohamed Morsi won the election to become Egypt’s president a year ago, perhaps the biggest surprise was that the Egyptian Army allowed him to take the reins of power.

    After all, it was the army that had shepherded the coup that had deposed Hosni Mubarak a year and a half...

  • Morsi reportedly ousted by Army

    July 3, 2013 | 12:22 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Egyptian state media reported Wednesday night that the army has deposed President Mohamed Morsi. Earlier, a meeting presided over by the Egyptian military that included representatives from political, religious and national...

  • Egypt’s Morsi defies army as it plots future without him

    July 2, 2013 | 5:14 pm

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi vowed to stay in power and defend constitutional legitimacy on Wednesday as generals worked on plans to push the Islamist aside within the day and suspend the constitution.

    In a defiant midnight television address responding to military demands...

  • Egypt moves troops to the Sinai-Gaza border

    July 2, 2013 | 9:37 am

    Egypt, amid major unrest in the country, has moved troops and armored vehicles to the Sinai-Gaza border area in coordination with Israel.

    The movement on Tuesday comes as the Egyptian military issued an ultimatum to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, calling on him to step down or...

  • Egypt army gives Morsi 48 hours to share power

    July 1, 2013 | 11:04 am

    Egypt's armed forces handed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi a virtual ultimatum to share power on Monday, giving feuding politicians 48 hours to compromise or have the army impose its own roadmap for the country.

    A dramatic military statement broadcast on state television...

  • From L.A., following the Egyptian signs to the Red Sea

    March 11, 2013 | 11:21 am

    If the Passover haggadah seems like hieroglyphics to you, it could be a good thing.

    Though the Israelites left Egypt presumably to escape the ankhs and eyes of Horus of the ancient written language, recently I discovered that hieroglyphics -- a system of pictorial characters --...

  • Egyptian women struggle to fight sexual harassment

    February 28, 2013 | 11:35 am

    Despite its calls for democracy, freedom of speech and revolution against traditional Egyptian society, the current anti-government demonstrations have witnessed one negative phenomenon – an increase in harassment of women.

    Women have been attacked and in some instances raped in...

  • Egypt seizes two tons of explosives bound for Sinai

    February 15, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    Egypt seized two tons of explosives hidden in a truck carrying a shipment of fruits and vegetables bound for Sinai on Friday, security sources said.

    The country's security forces are trying to reassert control over the Sinai, which borders Israel and the Gaza Strip and has...

  • Will Morsi face Mubarak’s fate?

    February 12, 2013 | 1:08 pm

    As Egyptians celebrated the second anniversary of former President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, protests organized by opposition groups continued against the rule of Mubarak successor Mohamed Morsi, whom some believe will meet Mubarak’s fate. Others believe he remains in firm control.

    ...
  • Why no opposition to Hagel, arms to Egypt?

    February 7, 2013 | 10:28 am

    Israel is facing serious challenges on two new fronts. 

    President Barack Obama has nominated Israel-basher Chuck Hagel for defense secretary and sent fighter jets to Mohamed Morsi’s Israel-hating Egyptian regime.

    Where are America’s major Jewish organizations? Silent, voicing...

  • One dead, dozens hurt as police clash with Egypt protesters

    February 1, 2013 | 2:42 pm

    At least one protester was shot dead and dozens wounded on Friday when riot police clashed with demonstrators demanding the overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, witnesses said.

    Youths threw petrol bombs and shot fireworks at the outer wall of Morsi's Cairo presidential...

  • Top Egyptian official calls Holocaust a ‘myth’

    January 30, 2013 | 10:53 am

    A top Egyptian official close to President Mohamed Morsi called the Holocaust a myth.

    "The myth of the Holocaust is an industry that America invented,” Fathi Shihab Eddim reportedly claimed in recent days.

    Shihab Eddim reportedly is responsible for appointing the editors of all...

  • Morsi blames ‘certain forces’ controlling media for bad U.S. press

    January 23, 2013 | 2:32 pm

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi told U.S. senators that he gets bad U.S. press because "certain forces" control the media.

    The senators who met last week with Morsi understood him to be referring to Jews and "recoiled," one of the participating lawmakers, Sen. Chris Coons...

  • Are anti-Jewish slogans truly Islamic?

    January 23, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    Anti-Jewish slogans uttered over the years within certain Muslim circles have given the impression that Islam is absolutely opposed to Jews. Indeed, many in the Muslim world consider hostility toward Jews as a sign of piety. And some leaders addressing the Islamic world have...

  • Israelis voted for reality

    By David Suissa

    January 23, 2013 | 11:42 am

    Regardless of what kind of coalition a bruised and humbled Prime Minister Netanyahu shapes in the new government, the prospects for peace will depend less on his government’s actions and more on the sentiments of Israel’s neighborhood.

    To get a sense of those sentiments, consider...

  • Paul: cuts to Israel assistance would not be ‘immediate, dramatic’

    January 17, 2013 | 9:40 am

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he does not favor immediate cuts to defense assistance to Israel and favors intelligence and development cooperation, but he believes that Israel would ultimately benefit from economic independence from the United States.

    Paul, in a conference call...

  • White House condemns 2010 Morsi slurs on Jews

    January 15, 2013 | 2:42 pm

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's past slurs against Jews are "deeply troubling" the White House said, and he should make clear his tolerance for non-Muslims.

    "We strongly condemn the remarks that then Muslim Brotherhood leader Morsi made in 2010," White House spokesman Jay...

  • Morsi adviser resigns after calling for Egyptian Jews to return

    January 8, 2013 | 9:31 am

    Essam al-Erian, an adviser to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, resigned days after calling for Jews to return to Egypt and leave Israel to the Palestinians.

    Erian, deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, reportedly resigned Monday, saying he could not...

  • Cairo-born Israeli lampoons call for Egyptian Jews to return

    January 4, 2013 | 10:04 am

    A Cairo-born Israeli has grabbed headlines in leading Arab media with a letter mocking a top Egyptian official’s call for the return of Egypt’s Jews from Israel.

    Azi Nagar’s letter, which received coverage in Al-Hayat and Aharam, ridicules the call made last week by Essam...

  • Morsi called Jews ‘apes and pigs’ in 2010 video

    January 4, 2013 | 9:55 am

    In 2010, Mohamed Morsi, now Egypt's president, called Israelis “descendants of apes and pigs” and said peace talks with Zionists were a waste of time.

    Morsi's statements were presented in a compilation prepared this week by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and...

  • Egypt’s contentious Islamist constitution becomes law

    December 26, 2012 | 9:19 am

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi signed into law a new constitution shaped by his Islamist allies, a bitterly contested document which he insists will help end political turmoil and allow him to focus on fixing the economy.

    Anxiety about a deepening political and economic crisis...

  • Despite Morsi changes, Egypt’s opposition protesting draft constitution

    December 10, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Egypt's opposition said it would continue to protest an upcoming referendum on a draft constitution even after President Mohamed Morsi canceled decrees that gave him virtually unlimited power.

    Late Saturday night, Morsi withdrew the decrees that gave him immunity from judicial...

  • Clashes erupt in Egypt despite proposal to end crisis

    December 5, 2012 | 11:15 am

    Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace on Wednesday, while inside the building his deputy proposed a way to end a crisis over a draft constitution that has split the most populous Arab nation.

    Stones and petrol bombs flew between opposition protesters...

  • U.S. senators urge Morsi to halt Gaza arms smuggling

    December 4, 2012 | 10:27 am

    A bipartisan slate of U.S. senators urged Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to crack down on arms smuggling into the Gaza Strip.

    "In order for the cease-fire to hold, it is imperative that your government bolster its efforts to halt all weapons smuggling taking place via both...

  • Morsi’s decree leaves U.S. in hot seat

    November 29, 2012 | 10:45 am

    [Cairo] As a staunch advocate of democracy, the American administration’s position was brought into question when Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi awarded himself sweeping powers in a game-changing constitutional declaration announced last week.

    The declaration, which rendered the...

  • Egyptians challenge Morsi in nationwide protests

    November 27, 2012 | 5:04 pm

    Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied on Tuesday against President Mohamed Morsi in one of the biggest outpourings of protest since Hosni Mubarak's overthrow, accusing the Islamist leader of seeking to impose a new era of autocracy.

    Police fired tear gas at stone-throwing youths...

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