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As they say in Egyptian, plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
In other words, to those who believe the worst lies about Israel -- think Jenin massacre, Mohammed al Dura, Gaza as an open air prison -- visions of which are so often the internal movies constantly looping behind the eyelids of people who talk about "occupation," Israelis really kind of get what they deserve, don't you think?
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...
Originally published at Rubin Reports. Note: I beg you to read this article and I've never said that before. I think in the wake of the...
What happens, then, if the regime doesn’t give in and the army doesn’t stop the demonstrations?
Thousands of protesters are converging on Tahrir Square from points around Cairo to rally against President Mohamed Morsi’s constitutional declaration. One protester has died...
The day after the U.S. administration cast Morsi in the role of new peacekeeper, he recast himself as something more like a new pharoah. And, despite what the New York Times and the Washington Post wrote, he is not giving back any of the real power he's granted himself.
Eltahawy was arrested Wednesday evening, September 26, in a New York City subway station because she insisted free speech included her right to deface an ad espousing a message with which she disagreed -- Pamela Geller's anti-Jihad ad. She also insisted her free speech right extended to spraying toxic paint on a woman, Pamela Hall, who tried to interfere with Eltahawy's efforts to deface Geller's ad. And then Eltahawy blamed Hall for interfering with her free speech rights and accused the arresting police officers of interfering with her "non-violent" protest, thereby engaging in anti-democratic activity.
Thousands gathered overnight in Tahrir Square, Cairo, to demonstrate against Egypt's election results which will pit deposed ruler Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq against Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi in a runoff election on June 16 and 17.
The most important question is how will the new Egyptian government conduct itself, when for the first time in modern Egyptian history ("Since the days of Pharaoh", in the words of the head of the elections committee) it represents the people in a fair way.