Abbas and Sisi, the starling and the raven

By | 2017-05-25T01:35:56+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Op-Eds|

Abbas sees Sisi as a kindred spirit, but that does not mean that Sisi will fulfill his requests. By Dr. Mordechai Kedar -Arutz Sheva Rabbi Eliezer is quoted in the Talmudic Tractate Bava Kama (82:b) as saying: "It is not surprising that the starling chose to visit the raven, because they are of the same species,"

Four years on from Egypt’s uprising, are Copts better off?

By | 2015-01-25T17:32:21+00:00 January 25th, 2015|Reports|

It has been four years since hundreds of thousands of Egyptian protesters gathered in the capital’s Tahrir Square in a popular uprising that ousted then-president Hosni Mubarak.   Like the majority of Egyptians living under Mubarak’s 30-decade rule, Egypt’s Coptic Christians, who account for estimated 10 percent of the country’s 85 million population, demanded change.

Why did Sisi decline Obama’s invitation to Washington?

By | 2014-07-23T09:01:21+00:00 July 23rd, 2014|Reports|

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s decline of President Obama’s invitation to attend a summit next week in Washington D.C. is the most recent skirmish in U.S.-Egypt relations.   Sisi will not be attending the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, al-Hayat newspaper reported on Tuesday.   After the military’s takeover following mass protests in 2013, Egyptian authorities cracked-down

New Egypt cabinet to be sworn in Tuesday

By | 2014-06-17T12:34:39+00:00 June 17th, 2014|News|

A new Egyptian cabinet will sworn in on Tuesday after the previous government resigned following Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s landslide victory in May presidential elections.   Outgoing Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy is to be replaced by a former ambassador to Washington, Sameh Shoukri, state media reported.   Sisi, who led last year’s ouster of former

In landmark case, Egypt sends 13 to trial for sex assault

By | 2014-06-16T02:35:09+00:00 June 16th, 2014|News|

Officials in the office of Egypt’s top prosecutor say 13 men have been referred to trial for sexually assaulting women during a public rally, in what was possibly first implementation of tough new legislation against rampant sexual violence, according to the Associated Press.   See more: Seven arrested after Egypt sex assault video   The

Sisi visits Tahrir Square sexual attack victim

By | 2014-06-12T21:30:37+00:00 June 12th, 2014|News|

newly sworn-in president on Wednesday apologized in person to a woman who was sexually assaulted by a mob during weekend celebrations marking his inauguration.   State television showed a visibly moved Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visiting the woman in a Cairo hospital.   “I have come to tell you and every Egyptian woman that I am

Why the Saudis and Muslim Brotherhood Hate Each Other

By | 2014-05-28T15:48:40+00:00 May 28th, 2014|Op-Eds|

Saudi Arabia was once a haven for Muslim Brotherhood leaders who fled persecution in Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq. Now the Saudis are pouring money into Sisi's regime in order to destroy them.   When the revolt against Mubarak broke out towards the end of January 2011, it was expected that the Muslim Brotherhood (MB)