Sisi: There’s a Chance for ‘True Peace’ with Israel

By | 2014-05-14T21:36:34+00:00 May 14th, 2014|News|

Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the leading candidate in the race for Egypt’s presidency, said Monday that there is a chance for “true peace” with Israel, if it adopts the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.   The comments by Sisi were made in an interview to Sky News, the same interview in which he stated that, if elected,

Sisi: If Needed, We’ll Amend Peace Treaty with Israel

By | 2014-05-12T15:39:57+00:00 May 12th, 2014|News|

Egypt’s former army chief and leading presidential candidate, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, said Sunday that, if elected, he would be willing to consider making changes to the peace agreement with Israel.   "If we are asked to make amendments to the peace treaty with Israel, we will do it," Sisi said in an interview with Sky

Sisi: Muslim Brotherhood is ‘Finished’

By | 2014-05-07T20:59:04+00:00 May 7th, 2014|News|

Egypt's ex-army chief and leading presidential candidate Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has declared that the Muslim Brotherhood movement of ousted president Mohammed Morsi was "finished" in Egypt and would not return if he was elected, AFP reported.   Sisi’s comments were made in the same interview in which he revealed that there had been two attempts

Egypt’s Sisi Demands Israel Recognize ‘Palestine’

By | 2014-05-07T15:05:38+00:00 May 7th, 2014|News|

Egypt's ex-army chief and leading presidential candidate Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi declared that if Israel won't recognize the "state of Palestine," with its capital in Jerusalem, he will never visit Israel.   Speaking in a TV interview on Saturday, Sisi added "Egypt is a country whose policy, history and honor to contracts and treaties is firmly

Egypt Announces Date of Presidential Elections

By | 2014-04-01T15:07:09+00:00 April 1st, 2014|News|

Egypt officially announced on Sunday the dates for the country’s next presidential election, reports the Associated Press (AP).   The Egyptian election commission set the first round of voting for May 26 and 27, with results expected by June 5, according to the report.   If a second round is necessary it will be held

Sisi heads to Russia to cement Egypt ties

By | 2014-02-12T12:22:51+00:00 February 12th, 2014|News|

Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi headed to Russia accompanied by Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy on Wednesday to discuss bilateral cooperation, the army said.   Field Marshal Sisi, who is also Egypt's defense minister and deputy prime minister, and Fahmy would hold "2+2" talks with their Russian counterparts, Colonel Ahmed Aly, the army spokesperson said

Will General Sisi Be the Next President of Egypt?

By | 2013-12-02T23:13:37+00:00 December 2nd, 2013|Op-Eds|

Sisi's reaction to the crisis with the Obama Administration has helped build up his credentials as a daring Egyptian nationalist who does not retreat before a superpower - among other things.   Since the ousting of President Morsi on July 3, 2013, the issue of who will be the next elected President of Egypt has

Gen. Sisi: Mursi’s ouster saved Egypt from civil war

By | 2013-10-07T20:50:30+00:00 October 7th, 2013|News|

  Egypt’s armed forced intervened to overthrow former President Mohammed Mursi to avoid a “civil war,” army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in an interview with the Arabic daily al-Masry al-Youm published on Monday.   “The army’ move was dictated by the national interest and national security necessities and the anticipation that the country

Cult growing around Egypt’s General Sisi

By | 2013-08-02T09:41:52+00:00 August 2nd, 2013|News|

  General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's stern features look down from behind aviator sunglasses in photos on Egypt's front pages and from street posters, and there's already talk of a presidential run.   In the weeks since the army he heads evicted President Mohammad Mursi from office after nationwide protests against the elected Islamist head of