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  • And the Oscar goes to ... Israel?

    By David Suissa

    February 26, 2014 | 2:48 pm

    There’s a good chance that when they announce the winner in the Best Documentary Feature category at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, it will be the Egyptian film “The Square.”

    It’s one of my favorite movies this year. Throughout the film, which follows the uprisings in Tahrir...

  • Egyptian Jews: We support military’s fight against ‘terrorism’

    August 20, 2013 | 10:57 am

    When Magda Haroun was out on the streets during the unrest now rocking Egypt’s capital, she saw someone standing over the body of a dead soldier.

    “Not even a Jew would do this,” she heard him say.

    Haroun, the president of the Egyptian Jewish community, doesn’t enjoy hearing...

  • Violence overshadows new Egyptian cabinet; seven killed

    July 16, 2013 | 7:11 am

    Seven people were killed and more than 260 wounded when Islamist supporters of Mohamed Morsi fought opponents of the deposed Egyptian president and security forces, marking a return of violence that overshadowed the naming of an interim cabinet.

    Egyptian authorities rounded up...

  • New dangers accompany US passports as Egypt erupts

    July 10, 2013 | 9:58 am

    This story originally appeard on themedialine.org.

    When Brian Dennison was considering where to study Arabic abroad, the 23-year old’s choices were limited.  Yemen?  It has an Al-Qa’ida affiliate that feasts on foreigners.  Syria?  It is enmeshed in a civil war where dodging...

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  • Egypt orders arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leaders

    July 10, 2013 | 8:15 am

    Egypt's prosecutor ordered the arrest on Wednesday of the leaders of ousted President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, charging them with inciting violence in a clash that saw troops shoot 55 Morsi supporters dead.

    A week after the army toppled Egypt's first democratically...

  • Morsi, army refuse to budge as deadline passes

    July 3, 2013 | 8:59 am

    Egypt's army commander and Islamist President Mohamed Morsi each pledged to die for his cause as a deadline neared on Wednesday that will trigger a military takeover backed by protesters.

    Military chiefs, vowing to restore order in a country racked by demonstrations over Morsi's...

  • 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 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...

  • Does Egypt want Jon Stewart arrested? [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    April 3, 2013 | 1:18 pm

    Morsi "Viva Hate" - Egyptian Democracy

    Without Bassem Youssef and the journalists who took to Tahrir Square in protest, President Morsi would not be in a position to repress them.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Egypt prepares for controversial referendum

    December 13, 2012 | 4:21 pm

    Amr Mohammed, a student, huddled in a tent near the Egyptian Presidential Palace. His finger, which he says was broken in a violent clash with police last week, is still swollen. Several of his friends together with him in the tent sport large bandages.

    Mohammed says he joined...

  • More demonstrations in Tahrir Square against Morsi power grab

    November 28, 2012 | 8:21 am

    Police fired tear gas and beat demonstrators as large-scale protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square continued over Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's power grab.

    Many young protesters were arrested Wednesday on the second straight day of demonstrations in and near the square. On...

  • November 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 28, 2012 | 12:37 am

    In-depth

    Hamas’ Lifeblood: Money

    Money is flowing into the Hamas coffers from all over the Muslim world, often via charities operating in the West, writes Gary M. Osen in Tablet Magazine. 

    Whatever one imagines about Jabari’s true aims, one thing’s for certain: His life’s...

  • 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...

  • Protests after “Pharaoh” Morsi assumes powers in Egypt

    November 23, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's decision to assume sweeping powers caused fury amongst his opponents and prompted violent clashes in central Cairo and other cities on Friday.

    Police fired tear gas near Cairo's Tahrir Square, heart of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni...

  • Vote result delay frays Egyptian nerves

    June 21, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    Allegations of fraud delayed the result of Egypt’s presidential election on Thursday, fraying nerves as the Muslim Brotherhood, which claims victory, called for street protests against moves by the ruling generals to deny them power.

    Thousands of protesters gathered for a third day...

  • Egyptians rally for power, Mubarak ailing

    June 19, 2012 | 5:57 pm

    Staking its claim to Egypt’s presidency, the Muslim Brotherhood rallied in Cairo on Tuesday to demand the ruling generals hand over real power, following moves by the army that its U.S. ally labeled an assault on democracy.

    Up to 10,000 gathered as darkness fell on Tahrir Square,...

  • June 17, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 17, 2012 | 1:55 am

    Noteworthy

    No Iranian Nukes

    Writing in the Weekly Standard, Jamie Fly and William Kristol call on the U.S. to ‎present military measures as a way to halt Iran’s nuclear program. ‎

    But Iran’s nuclear progress marches on. That fact trumps all the administration’s hopes...

  • Military man has Egypt presidency in sights

    June 15, 2012 | 10:59 am

    Ahmed Shafik’s campaign to succeed Hosni Mubarak as president of Egypt did not include a stopover in Tahrir Square.

    Birthplace of the uprising that toppled the autocratic leader and now the rallying point for an unfinished revolution, Tahrir has seethed with hostility to a man seen...

  • Arab Spring fatigue or American fatigue?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 14, 2012 | 4:10 am

    Arab Spring fatigue is spreading across the board in the United States. One year after Tunisia triggered a wave of Arab demonstrations and revolutions, Americans are discovering that Tunisia is not in great shape, Egypt hasn’t changed much, the monarch is still in power in Morocco,...

  • Military rulers spread fear throughout Egyptian media

    February 15, 2012 | 11:34 am

    The ousting of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak one year ago was supposed to be the harbinger of an era of democracy, freedom, justice and, ultimately, freedom of press. But only a few days removed from the anniversary of Mubarak’s “departure,” journalists – foreign media and...

  • Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square to mark uprising

    January 25, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Thousands of Egyptians gathered in Tahrir Square in Cairo to mark the first anniversary of the uprising that led to the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak.

    Liberal and Islamist protesters gathered in groups on opposite sides of the square, according to reports.

    The Muslim...

  • Egypt awaits poll results, Tahrir protest starts

    December 2, 2011 | 8:31 am

    Egypt will hear the results of elections which Islamist parties expect to win on Friday and protesters rallied in Cairo to remember 42 people killed in clashes with police last month.

    “Without Tahrir, we wouldn’t have had these elections,” said Mohamed Gad, in the Cairo square that...

  • Three U.S. students held in Egypt over protests

    November 22, 2011 | 2:33 pm

    Three U.S. students were paraded on Egyptian television on Tuesday after being accused of throwing petrol bombs at police during protests near Cairo’s Tahrir Square where demonstrators have been demanding an end to military rule.

    State television did not give their identities,...

  • Egypt army head says military does not want power

    November 22, 2011 | 11:05 am

    Egypt’s army would quit power immediately if the people voted for it in a referendum and a presidential election will be held by mid-2012, the head of the ruling military council said on Tuesday.

    In a speech announcing concessions to protesters who massed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to...

  • Mobilizing the Veto in Egypt

    November 21, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    The vehemence of the Egyptian people’s response to the recent machinations of the military council caught a lot of people by surprise. Egyptians continue to show that they will march to the barricades when they smell a rat in the actions of their leadership. Beatings, gas and even...

  • Egyptian police battle protesters, 33 dead

    November 21, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    Cairo police fought protesters demanding an end to army rule for a third day on Monday and morgue officials said the death toll had risen to 33, with many victims shot in the worst violence since the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

    Tens of thousands of people packed...

  • US urges that Egypt’s elections go forward

    November 21, 2011 | 11:28 am

    The United States urged Egypt to go ahead with elections despite an upsurge in violence on Monday and urged restraint on all sides.

    The death toll had risen to 33 as police in Cairo fought protesters demanding an end to army rule in the worst violence since the uprising that ousted...

  • Tahrir Square: A revolution in progress

    August 9, 2011 | 6:42 pm

    We could feel the energy as soon as we stepped out into the open air from the Cairo Metro subway. A low roar of human voices mixed with music and occasional shouting floated over the throngs gathered in the 100-degree dusty summer heat. Since July 8, protesters had returned to Tahrir...

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