Monthly Archives: June 2013

Egypt’s economic woes deepen as Mursi marks one year in office

By | 2013-06-30T20:56:37+00:00 June 30th, 2013|News|

One year after President Mohammed Mursi came to office, foreign investors are still waiting for reassurances it is safe to return to Egypt as many grow increasingly concerned about the economy.   Cairo’s stock market was today braced for the worst, amid fears of renewed violence following days of anti-Mursi protests in which several people

Rebels’ vs. Rivals: Meet the challengers to Egypt’s June 30 campaign

By | 2013-06-30T20:10:42+00:00 June 30th, 2013|From the Net|

If you’ve heard of “Tamarod,” Egypt’s increasingly popular oppositional petition against the presidency, then you may know about “Tagarod” – a recently launched rival campaign.   The competing campaign is still considered a fresh start-up, but its popularity has skyrocketed, with supporters championing the country’s Islamist President Mohammad Mursi.   Its high vote counts may

Egyptian woman gives birth in Tahrir Square, names daughter ‘Tamarud’

By | 2013-06-30T19:09:12+00:00 June 30th, 2013|News|

    An Egyptian woman who gave birth to a baby girl has named her daughter “Tamarud” or “Rebel” after the opposition grassroots campaign of the same name, the opposition group’s website reported Sunday.   Ayman Zain, a doctor working for a field hospital in Tahrir Square, helped the opposition supporter give birth to Tamarud

Egyptians Brace for Sunday’s ‘Rage’

By | 2013-06-30T18:50:57+00:00 June 30th, 2013|News|

  Egyptians are bracing for what is rapidly developing into another potential revolution, this time against a democratically elected leader, albeit an Islamist backed by the Muslim Brotherhood.       Sunday is the first anniversary of the inauguration of President Mohammed Morsi.    But by afternoon, Egyptians in Cairo are resigned to seeing their

Thousands Converge on Tahrir Square, Violence Feared

By | 2013-06-30T18:31:47+00:00 June 30th, 2013|News|

Thousands of people converged on Tahrir Square in Cairo Sunday to demand the resignation of President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, on the one-year anniversary of his ascent to power. {youtube}VENFGovfqnI{/youtube} Demonstrators waved red cards and chanted "irhal" ("leave"), promising to camp in the square until Morsi resigns, Al Jazeera reported. Some wore black

Britain Bars US Anti-Islam Activists from Entering Country

By | 2013-06-29T16:12:29+00:00 June 29th, 2013|News|

  Great Britain has barred a pair of American anti-Islam activists from entering the country, labeling them “extremists” whose “presence here is not conducive to the public good,” The Hill reported.   Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, co-founders of the organization Stop Islamization of America, had been invited to speak at a rally of the

Freeze Arab Illegal Construction First!

By | 2013-06-29T16:01:45+00:00 June 29th, 2013|Op-Eds|

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s calls for a freeze on Jewish construction in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem while Arab construction, which far exceeds Jewish development, continues unfettered – are clearly biased.   Arabs claim that Jewish settlements “change the status” of the Territories and represent a distortion of the Oslo Accords. The phrase applies

A Mystery Solved

By | 2013-06-29T15:46:33+00:00 June 29th, 2013|Op-Eds|

Why do the Arabs reject the legitimacy of Israel as the State of the Jewish people?  The answer to this question transcends politics. Indeed, it is somewhat mysterious.   Beginning on the level of politics, there are two ways by which a state may obtain legitimacy, de jure and de facto. In democratic times, de

Anti-Mursi ‘Rebel’ campaign receives more than 22 million signatures

By | 2013-06-29T15:29:20+00:00 June 29th, 2013|News|

  More than 22 million people have signed a petition in Egypt demanding the departure of Islamist President Mohammad Mursi and a snap election, the opposition Tamarod (Arabic for rebellion) group said on Saturday, according to AFP.   “Our petition has gathered 22,134,465 signatures,” Tamarod spokesman Mahmud Badr told journalists on the eve of Sunday’s