From the Editors
[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 email@example.com by Sunday night of every week.]
“National Front calls on President Morsy to keep promises”
The National Front criticizes Morsi’s latest cabinet appointments.
“Qandil and the mystique of technocratic governments”
Sharif Elmusa says that the idea that technocrats are objective and unbiased is a false notion.
“Still unclear how new constitution will address army”
The new constitution will give a degree of autonomy to the army.
“Egypt farmers seek return of 'seized' land”
Farmers take back their land, illegally seized by former agricultural minister Youssef Wali.
“Politics seeps into labor movement”
Workers seek to navigate between fighting for their demands and fending off attacks from those who say they are hurting the economy.
“A dream for millions of Egyptian workers: A minimum wage“
Since the revolution, Egyptians have been waiting for the implementation of a minimum wage law.
“Egypt’s stake in the Syrian revolution”
Amro Ali says Egypt sees post-Assad Syria as a junior partner in fulfilling a new regional role.
“Egypt's strikers defy crackdown and win concessions from regime”
A wave of fresh labor strikes sweeps through Egypt as workers seek to improve working conditions.
“Death of Suleiman: Egypt's revolution outlives its torturers”
Omar Ashour looks into Omar Suleiman’s legacy in Egypt’s intelligence matters.
“Egypt's pilots sit-in to end army officers mandate over aviation ministry”
Pilots demand a civilian for the position of Minister of Aviation after ministry was in the hands of the military for decades.
“Copts demonstrate against Constituent Assembly”
A Coptic group demonstrates against the “Islamization of the constitution,” joined by the Baha’i.
“Sinai Jihadi group claims responsibility for Israel attack in June”
A new group “Magles Shoura al-Mujahddin” says it carried out a cross-border attack in which one Israeli died.
“Choice of Salafist as Egypt's minister of religious endowments provokes criticism”
Critics say Mohamed Ibrahim was appointed as the new Minister of Awqaf with the backing of Muslim Brotherhood’s Khairat Al-Shater.
“Israel and Egypt’s other revolution”
Khaled Diab looks into the complex role that Israel played in the rise of Gamal Abd El-Nasser.
“Israeli commercial featuring President Morsy causes controversy”
A commercial released by the Temple Foundation features President Morsi’s photo; it calls for the rebuilding of Solomon’s temple.
Stephen Glain talks about the clientelistic relationship between the US and the Egyptian military.
“Egyptian Brotherhood: Turkey’s AKP Triggered Arab Spring”
Turkish newspaper interviews Egyptian businessmen and academics who say that the Arab Spring was inspired by events in Turkey.
“Nasser: Tyrant by Popular Demand”
Wael Eskander commemorates the events of 1952 by discussing a variety of issues he finds problematic in the official narrative of the “1952 Revolution.”
“موته المفاجئ أثار جدلا بين مؤيديه ومعارضيه . أسرار الساعات الأخيرة في حياة عمر سليمان”
Al-Ahram publishes details of the last days of Omar Suleiman and his struggle with illness.
“عيون وآذان (جمال مبارك كان وراء محاولة إغتياله)”
Gihad Al-Khazn recounts his last encounter with Omar Suleiman and what he shared with him.
“خطة الإخوان لهيكلة «الداخلية»: تبعية «الأمن الوطنى» للرئيس.. ومجلس أعلى من المدنيين وصغار الضباط”
Al-Watan says it has obtained Muslim Brotherhood’s plan of restructuring the Ministry of Interior.
“مرسي: لو استطعنا لبعثنا وجبات ساخنة لغزة”
President Morsi meets editors-in-chief; Palestine is one of the topics discussed.
“بعد 11 سنة خدمة فى الوزارة .. هشام قنديل يكتب نهاية مشوار الوزيرة فايزة أبو النجا !!”
Long-term Minister of International Cooperation Fayza Abu El-Naga announces she will not be part of the new cabinet.
“«الحرية والعدالة» يتطلع لـ 80٪ من مقاعد «الشعب» و«الشاطر» ينافس «مصطفى النجار»”
Freedom and Justice Party will contest 80% of the seats in the next parliamentary elections.
“كثيرون حول المصالح..قليلون حول الوطن- د عبد المنعم أبو الفتوح”
Abd El-Moneim Abou El-Fotouh responds to the recent escalation of language surrounding President Morsi and his performance.
“من المتحول يا ساويرس؟!”
In the latest article in a series of media exchanges with Naguib Sawiris, Alaa Al-Aswany accuses him of changing his political position and calling on Western powers to intervene in Egypt.
“مازال ردي هو: أنت المتحوِّل يا «أسواني»”
Naguib Sawiris responds to Alaa Al-Aswani, saying that he did not call for Western powers to intervene in Egypt, but was stating facts.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
The Language of Revolution in Egypt: A Response to Stacher and Springborg
Paul Sedra reacts to responses by Robert Springborg, and Joshua Stacher.
Transnational Discourses of Power, Revolutions, and Uprisings
Joshua Stacher says elements of continuity before and after the events of last year point to the conclusion that transformative change has yet to happen in Egypt.
Why the Language of Truth Matters
Robert Springborg criticizes Paul Sedra’s proposition that the events of 2011 have to be called a “revolution” as means to keep the revolution alive.
Why the Language of Revolution Matters
Paul Sedra argues that the use of language of revolution should continue, despite political realities in Egypt pointing to a non-revolutionary situation.
"مصطفى كامل والعثمانية القديمة"
Muhammad Alaraby says it is necessary to go back and reread Turkish history and Kamal Ataturk’s rule before talking about the Turkish model.
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