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Egypt Media Roundup (July 2)

[Egypt's newly elected president Mohamed Morsi visited Tahrir Square to address tens of thousands of Egyptians. Image originally posted to Flickr by Johnathan Rashad.] [Egypt's newly elected president Mohamed Morsi visited Tahrir Square to address tens of thousands of Egyptians. Image originally posted to Flickr by Johnathan Rashad.]

[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.]  

“Youth group to disband”
The Revolutionary Youth Coalition is dissolving after some of their goals are now complete.

“President Mohamed Morsi’s Speech in Tahrir Square, Friday June 29, 2012”
English Translation of Mohamed Morsi’s speech prior to his inauguration.

“Morsi: Between Human Rights and Extremism”
Juan Cole speculates on why Mohamed Morsi is pledging to seek the release of Omar Abdel Rahman.

“The ugly politics of hypocrisy”
Mustafa Salama criticizes the hypocrisy of Egyptian media as some of its representative switch political sides.

“Court sentences 7 officials to prison for gas deal with Israel”
Former Petroleum Minister Sameh Fahmy and businessman Hussein Salem receive jail sentences of fifteen years for their involvement in gas deals with Israel.

“Op-ed: Egypt holds its breath”
Omar Ashour discusses the possible scenarios following Mohamed Morsi’s inauguration.

“Egypt Supreme Court blocks arrest powers for military, hailed by experts”
The Supreme Administrative Court revokes decree allowing the military police to arrest civilians.

“Constituent Assembly head threatens resignation”
Hossam al-Gheriany threatens to resign if objections continue against how he leads sessions of the Constituent Assembly

“Tahrir sit-in continues until demands are met, says Brotherhood”
Protest organized by the Muslim Brotherhood to continue until the decision to dissolve parliament is reversed and the new constitutional declaration suspended.

“Court postpones lawsuits against Parliament dissolution, constitutional supplement”
The Administrative Court will hold its next sessions on 7 and 10 July to decide on the dissolution of the parliament and new constitutional declaration.

“Egypt’s Blessed Coup”
Sarah El-Sirgany argues that a coup has been planned since the fall of Hosni Mubarak.

“Talks underway between Brotherhood, SCAF, politicians on Egypt's next govt”
President elect Mohamed Morsi holds talks to negotiate the make-up of the new cabinet.

“Morsi is a blessing for Egyptian liberals. An outsider’s perspective.”
Koert Debeuf says the election of Mohamed Morsi is an opportunity for the liberal opposition to unite and organize.

“Abbasseya detainees call on Morsy to pardon military prisoners”
Detainees are asking for amnesty for cases related to protests and sit-ins of the past one year.

“Egypt’s Everywoman Finds Her Place Is in the Presidential Palace”
The profile of the wife of President elect Mohamed Morsi stirs controversy in Egypt.

“Foreign Ministry accuses Dubai police chief of insulting Brotherhood”
The Foreign Ministry summons the Emirates ambassador demanding explanation of the remarks.

“ElBaradei: Meeting with SCAF was fruitful”
Mohamed ElBaradei meets with members of the military council to discuss current problems in Egypt.

“Named Egypt’s Winner, Islamist Makes History”
Mohamed Morsi is announced winner of the presidential elections amid political instability in Egypt.


In Arabic:

“مسيحى لا يخاف حكم الإخوان”
A Christian activist speaks out against Copts’ negative attitude towards the new president.

“العدالة الاجتماعية وطبقية التعليم”
Labiba Shahin says education has to become the right of all Egyptians.

“عن أى تدخل أمريكى تتحدثون”
Mohamed El-Menshawy discusses the reaction of the US to Mohamed Morsy’s presidency.

“شكوك حول تكليف البرادعي”
Mohamed Amin discusses the reasons why Mohamed ElBaradei will not be part of the next cabinet.

“نعترف..ثورتنا ليست محلية”
Wael Gamal says there is foreign involvement in the Egyptian Revolution, but not that kind that media talks about.

“البيرة يا مرسى”
Wael Qandil says that superficial comments like “Beer is a red line” should be condemned.


Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:

Morsi, SCAF, and the Revolutionary Left

The President, SCAF, and the Future of Egypt: Interview with Sarah Sirgany

Egypt After the Election: An Interview with Mona El-Ghobashy and Joshua Stacher

In Search of a New Political Language

The Politics of Image: The Bedouins of South Sinai

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