web analytics
December 9, 2016 / 9 Kislev, 5777
News & Views
Sponsored Post
The Migdal Ohr Mishpachton MISHPACHTONIM – Israel’s Children are Your Children.

Support Migdal Ohr by purchasing letters in the Torah Scroll that will be written in honor of Rabbi Grossman’s 70th Birthday.



Egyptian cabinet resigns



Printer-Ready Page Layout
Dr. Essam Sharaf

Photo Credit: Wikipedia



With Egyptian parliamentary elections just ahead on November 28th, the Egyptian cabinet resigned today in response to the dozens of civilian casualties since Friday from clashes between Egyptian security forces and civilian protesters in Tahrir Square. The military have indicated that they plan to hold off accepting the resignation of Prime Minister Essam Sharaf until a replacement can be found. While Al Jazeera is reporting that the military accepted the resignations.

White House spokesperson Jay Carney said it is important that Egypt move toward democratic elections, and US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland called for “free, fair elections,” and hoped the electoral process would remain on schedule.

The protests began last Friday when 50,000 people, predominantly Islamist, protested the lack of transition to a civilian government.

The makeup of the protesters has since changed, and now it is primarily the secular protesters who have returned to the square to face the violence and demand an end to the military rule. Over 30 people have been killed, and more than a 1000 injured since this round of clashes began.

The Egyptian military have been running Egypt since Mubarak was ousted during the original Tahrir Square demonstrations. No date has been set yet for presidential elections, at which point the military are supposed to turn over control of Egypt to the civilian government.

The protesters are demanding presidential elections by April 2012.

Shalom Bear

About the Author: Reports news at JewishPress.com.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.





Imported and Older Comments:


Current Top Story
Handout picture of the F-35 stealth fighter jet in 2008 by Multimedia Production Analyst.
Update: 2 F-35 Adir Stealth Fighter Jets to Arrive Monday in Israel [video]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/middle-east/egyptian-cabinet-resigns/2011/11/21/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: