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Egypt Media Roundup (April 30)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to by Sunday night of every week.]

“Tantawi vows Cabinet reshuffle within 48 hours, says El-Katatni”                                                   
Sources say new ministers will be from leading political parties.

“91 injured after attack on protesters at defense ministry”                                                                         
Clashes break out during a sit-in in support of former presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail.

“Egypt's Salafist Nour Party endorses Abul-Fotouh presidential bid”                                                            
After meeting with Islamist candidates, Al-Nour decides to supporter Abul-Fotouh.

“ElBaradei announces platform for new Constitution Party”                                                                      
ElBaradei says new party will represent the revolutionary forces and will work on achieving the original demands of the January 25 Revolution.

“Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador from Egypt, closes embassy in Cairo”                                                      Saudi Arabia responds to protests in front of its embassy against the arrest of Egyptian human rights lawyer Ahmed al-Gizawy.

“Abu Ismail warns SCAF as his backers move sit-in to Defense Ministry”                                                     
Abu Ismail supporters move their sit-in to Abbasseya, demanding his return to the presidential race and the end of military rule.

“My uncle, the Brother”                                                                                                                                        
Sharif Abdel Kouddous recounts the history of the complex relationship between his uncle, Mohamed Abdel Kouddous, and the Muslim Brotherhood.

“Nour Party leader criticizes Abu Ismail supporters' protest”                                                                           Leader of Salafist party objects to the sit-in in support of disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abou Ismail

“SCAF is committed to 'Disenfranchisement Law', Tantawi tells Parliament”                                                 SCAF approves law barring former regime officials from running in the presidential elections.

“Egypt Enters Sudan-South Sudan Conflict”                                                                                                     
Alex Thurston reflects on the recent diplomatic involvement of Egypt in the Sudan-South Sudan conflict.

“Egypt terminates deal to supply Israel with natural gas”                                                                                
Lisa Goldman explains the politics and interests surrounding natural gas dealings between Israel and Egypt.

“Interpol Denies Egypt's Request for Arrest of NGO Workers”                                                                         Egyptian government fails to obtain Interpol’s involvement in the foreign NGO case.

“Mass resignations from Nour Party due to 'political failure'”                                                                         
Al-Nour leaders leave party in protest of their leaders’ failure to address popular demands.

“No justice from military courts in British activist's rape case”                                                                       
An army officer who raped a British activist in Arish gets a sentence for “indecent assault.”

“Analysis: The multiple sins of the Brothers”                                                                                                   
Noha El-Hennawy follows the problematic decisions adopted by the Muslim Brotherhood during the past year.

“Egypt’s Nubians: damned by the dam”                                                                                                             
Nubians are finally to be compensated with farm land for their eviction during the construction of the Aswan Dam.

“The return of Tahrir?”                                                                                                                                         
Sarah Mousa comments on the return of the Islamists to Tahrir Square.

“Hopes for a new Egypt marred by pervasive corruption”                                                                                Yasmine Saleh discusses persisting corruption practices in Egypt after the revolution.

“Confessions of a would-be Egyptian revolutionary”                                                                                       
Khaled Diab shares his impressions of the sit-in in Tahrir Square one year after the revolution.

In Arabic:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                  “أقوى طرف فى المعادلة”
Tamim Al-Barghouti discusses the strategy of the US and the Egyptian army in dealing with the current political situation in Egypt.

“هل هناك علاقة بين اعتقال «الجيزاوي» واتهام وكيل نيابة وقاضي سعوديان بالاتجار بالبشر في مصر؟!”
Al-Mogaz suspects a link between the arrest of an Egyptian lawyer in Saudi Arabia and the detention in Egypt of Saudi judge and prosecutor for human trafficking.

“نقد بلا عداء ولا تخويـن”
Ibrahim al-Houdaiby argues that hostility towards the Muslim Brotherhood’s political behavior is unnecessary.

“كيف ننقذ الثورة في أربع خطوات؟”
Alaa Al-Aswani talks about the need for reconciliation between secularists and Islamists.

“عمرو موسى .. المتلون”
Ahmed Hendawy criticizes presidential candidate Amr Moussa, saying he is the most dangerous NDP remnant running for president. 

“بيان عاجل بـ(الشعب) حول اعتقال السعودية محامي المعتقلين المصريين في سجونها”
Egyptian Parliament discusses a statement condemning Saudi Arabia for arresting an Egyptian lawyer.

“ننشر تفاصيل مشروع «النهضة الإخوانى»: اقتصاد بـ«مرجعية إسلامية».. و100 مشروع قومى”
Al-Masry Al-Youm publishes details of the Khairat Al-Shater’s “renaissance” plan for developing of Egypt.

“للأسف متضامنة مع عادل إمام”
Doaa Sultan says she supports Egyptian actor Adel Imam after he was sentenced to jail despite his support with Mubarak’s regime.


Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:

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Pageantry, Military Myths, and Egypt's “Daddy Complex”

Reflections on Egypt’s Odd Politics

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