Tag Archives: Egypt

“An Open Prison”

from BigThink, boldface emphasis added: Israel is watching the fast moving events in the Maghreb with a sense of real trepidation. The old order is breaking like the Arctic ice under the thawing rays of the first Spring Sun. Whether … Continue reading

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Egypt: Exile Ain’t What It Used To Be

Scott Horton in Foreign Policy: why is Mubarak trying to squeeze a few more months out of his three-decade career in office and avowing his intentions to stay in Egypt rather than packing for the Riviera? It may be because … Continue reading

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“Egyptian Government Figures Join Protesters”

The headline says it all. Egyptian Government Figures Join Protesters With signs of fracturing within Egypt’s ruling elite, hundreds of thousands of people packed Cairo’s central Tahrir Square on Friday, chanting slogans, bowing in prayer and waving Egyptian flags to press … Continue reading

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Shaken, Not Stirred

Quickly now: name a common household item that has 15 times the energy density of gunpowder and 10 times that of TNT. That would be gasoline, the active ingredient in the Molotov cocktail. Here is an Egyptian tank getting a … Continue reading

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Middle East, Egypt: A Note on Coverage

This story is everywhere on all the news channels. There is no need for me to cover breaking news everywhere available. If I spot something I think more deeply significant, or run across a particularly compelling analysis, I will take … Continue reading

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Middle East, Egypt: 18:11 GMT

CNN: Egypt’s new prime minister apologized repeatedly Thursday for the previous day’s “catastrophe” in Cairo, blaming infiltrators and a “complete disappearance” of police for the human toll. Interior Minister Habib Adli, whose office oversees Egypt’s police forces, was among several … Continue reading

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Egypt: Hundreds of Thousands in the Streets of Cairo

From the BBC: Organisers have been hoping to bring one million people on to the streets of the capital. The demonstration is the biggest since the protests began. The atmosphere has been festive, with protesters singing and chanting. … BBC … Continue reading

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Egypt Boils; Israel Simmers

The street revolt in Egypt has thrown the Israeli government and military into turmoil, with top officials closeted in round-the-clock strategy sessions aimed at rethinking their most significant regional relationship. Israel’s military planning relies on peace with Egypt; nearly half the … Continue reading

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Egypt Running Out of Food

While discontent, resentment and nationalism continue to fuel demonstrations, one vital staple is in short supply: food. Many families in Egypt are fast running out of staples such as bread, beans and rice and are often unable or unwilling to … Continue reading

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Censorship Begins @ Home

Ryan Grim, at The Huffington Post: Other than in a handful of pockets across the U.S. – including Ohio, Vermont and Washington, D.C. – cable carriers do not give viewers the choice of watching Al Jazeera. That corporate censorship comes … Continue reading

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