Thursday October 19th 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

Saudis Seek Independent Policy in Wake of US Duplicity

Saudis Seek Independent Policy in Wake of US Duplicity

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Despite initial positive statements by Saudi Arabia on the Iran nuclear deal reached Sunday in Geneva, a senior advisor to the Saudi royal family said that his country was deceived by the United States in the agreements and will pursue an independent foreign policy in response. The Telegraph reports that the [...]

Morsi Defiant Following Crackdown on Brotherhood

Morsi Defiant Following Crackdown on Brotherhood

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh The family of deposed Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi said Sunday that he would not enter any negotiations or accept any compromises following a crackdown on his Freedom and Justice party and its Muslim Brotherhood parent organization by military-backed authorities. Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, was [...]

Egypt Shuts Down Brotherhood Newspaper

Egypt Shuts Down Brotherhood Newspaper

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Egyptian authorities have shut down the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice newspaper in Cairo, the latest move aimed at crushing the Islamist movement, the Brotherhood said Wednesday. "We the journalists of the Freedom and Justice newspaper condemn the security forces for closing down the [...]

Secret Budget Reveals US Spying on Israel

Secret Budget Reveals US Spying on Israel

by Avi Yellin The Washington Post has revealed a collection of clauses from the United States government's top secret $52.6 billion "black budget," meant to finance the special operations of the intelligence services, including operations against the State of Israel. The 178-page budget summary for the National Intelligence Program, which [...]

Egyptian Tensions Rise After Crackdown Leaves Hundreds Dead

Egyptian Tensions Rise After Crackdown Leaves Hundreds Dead

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Deeply polarized Egypt braced for renewed confrontations on Friday after the Muslim Brotherhood called for a nationwide march of millions to show anger at a ferocious security crackdown on Muslims in which hundreds were killed. Defying criticism from Western powers, Egypt's army-backed government warned it would turn its [...]

Anniversary Protest Targets Lapid

Anniversary Protest Targets Lapid

by Sagit Levi Almost exactly two years to the night that Daphni Leef pitched a tent at Tel Aviv's Habima Square, launching social protests that swept the country that summer, she joined a few thousand supporters to mark the anniversary with marches across central Tel Aviv. The marches bore many of the same familiar slogans – “the people [...]

ElBaradei to be Named Egypt’s Interim PM

ElBaradei to be Named Egypt’s Interim PM

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Western-backed Mohammad ElBaradei was chosen as Egypt's interim prime minister on Saturday as the transitional administration fought to restore calm after at least 35 people were killed in protests that swept the country. ElBaradei, a 71-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former chief of the United Nation’s [...]

Morsi Ousted by Egyptian Military

Morsi Ousted by Egyptian Military

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Egypt's armed forces overthrew President Mohammad Morsi on Wednesday and announced a political transition with the support of a wide range of political, religious and youth leaders. After a day of drama in which tanks and troops deployed near the presidential palace as a military deadline for Morsi to yield to mass [...]

UK Threatens Israel with Isolation

UK Threatens Israel with Isolation

by Eitam Abadi Britain is threatening Jerusalem with international isolation unless Israel submits to Western demands to surrender its disputed heartland to the Palestinian Authority. According to a senior British official, Jerusalem is in danger of being further isolated in the international community if United States President Barack [...]

Steinitz Rejects Western Military Presence in Israel

Steinitz Rejects Western Military Presence in Israel

by Sagit Levi International Relations Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) made clear on Tuesday that Jerusalem would oppose any attempt by the United States to station international forces in the country as part of Washington's overall agenda to force Israel to relinquish territory to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. “Some people are [...]

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