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Egypt Media Roundup (February 27)

[Wreckage from the explosion at St. Peter's church on 11 December, 2016. Photo from Aswat Masriya.]

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Christians in the Crosshairs: ISIS’ String of Sectarian Attacks 2 Egyptian Christians murdered in spate of sectarian attacks in North Sinai Two Coptic Christians were killed by armed militants in North Sinai this week, the latest in a string of sectarian attacks in the Peninsula. Number of Copts killed by militants in North Sinai this year ...

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Media on Media Roundup (February 21)

[Demonstrators at a protest against Trump's Muslim ban in Whitehall, London. Photo by John Lubbock, Wikimedia Commons]

This week’s Jadaliyya "Media on Media" roundup delves into several topics affecting the Middle East and North Africa region. Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ continues to make headlines, prompting a series of interesting debates and discussions. Security researcher Ryan Lackey advises visa-holders affected by Trump’s "Muslim ban" on how to enter the U.S. with their digital privacy intact. The Washington Post discusses a German news story accusing a refugee "sex mob" of harassing women on New Year’s Eve, noting that allegations turned out to be false following police investigations. The Independent looks at ISIS’ use of propaganda, and the ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (February 20)

[The Egyptian parliament. Photo from Aswat Masriya.]

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights Court calls on Interior Ministry to pursue HRW for ‘illegal’ operation in Egypt An Egyptian court called for the Interior Ministry to legally pursue the New York-based Human Rights Watch organization for not having state clearance to operate in Egypt, despite the international nongovernmental organization not having an office or ...

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The ‘Arab Spring’ Never Happened (in English)

To investigate the trials and tribulations of the phrase “Arab Spring” for English-language audiences since 2010, it may be useful to start with a Google search—or, rather, a quick history of Google search results. If one looks at the top results for English-language searches using the term “Arab Spring” from 2010-2012, here is what you get:   A few things jump out, foremost among them the celebratory tone, accompanied by the desire to locate and attribute the credit for this “year of revolution,” as National Public Radio, hardly a hotbed of revolutionary desires, dubbed it. Was it Wikileaks that started things rolling? Should Facebook or Twitter get the ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (February 14)

[Five people were injured in the airstrike in January 2016 at the center in Sana'a, Yemen, and Human Rights Watch says the bomb didn’t explode, preventing a greater tragedy. (A. Mojalli/VOA) via Wikimedia Commons]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations Somaliland agrees to UAE military base in northern port The United Arab Emirates is planning to establish a naval base that would be used to attack Houthi fighters in Yemen.  Boris Johnson urged UK to continue Saudi arms sales after funeral bombing “Boris Johnson ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (February 13)

[Egypt's Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi and US Congress Republican Representative Dana Rohrabacher during a Cairo meeting. Photo from the official Facebook page of the Spokesperson of the Egyptian Armed Forces.]

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Muslim Brotherhood’s Terrorist Designation Threat White House Weighs Terrorist Designation for Muslim Brotherhood President Trump’s advisers are debating an order intended to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, targeting the oldest and perhaps most influential Islamist group in the Middle East. The ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (February 7)

[On the day after a July airstrike in Sana'a, Yemen, families mourn their lost relatives but say there is no way they have the resources to rebuild their homes, July 13, 2015. Almigdad Mojalli/VOA from Wikimedia Commons]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations Government doesn't investigate human rights claims against Saudi Arabia before selling arms “Officials only come to an 'overall judgement' on whether weapons sold will be used to breach laws.” Two-thirds of British people think selling arms to Saudi Arabia is unacceptable The ...

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DARS Media Roundup (January 2017)

[Protest against house demolition in Arara, Israel, 21 January 2017. Image by Activestills, via flickr.]

[This is a monthly roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Resistance and Subversion in the Arab world and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the DARS Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each monthly roundup to DARS@jadaliyya.com.]     News & Comments Did Egypt’s January Revolution Die? by Amira Abo el-Fetouh January 25th passed without a hitch for the people of Egypt, apart from a few posts and tweets on Facebook and Twitter, some of which were eulogies for the revolution while others expressed sadness at it being lost in a sea of frustration. ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (February 2)

[Sana'a after airstrike 20 April 2015. Photo taken by Ibrahem Qasim and uploaded from Wikimedia Commons]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations  Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister. “Few events pulled the mask off Obama officials like this one. It highlighted how the Obama administration was ravaging Yemen.”  Activists try to stop warplanes leaving UK ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (January 27)

[A Palestinian girl watches as her father is checked by fully armed Israeli soldiers as he passes one of the many checkpoints of occupation in Hebron. Israeli forces continue the policy of checking nearly everyone that passes through. Photo taken by CPT Palestine and uploaded form Flickr]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Israeli Forces Detained At Least 14 Palestinians In Another Round Of Overnight Raids The almost nightly raids in the West Bank have resulted in numerous Palestinian youths being detained by Israeli forces, usually without charges. The Israeli Navy Has Shot And Injured At Least One Palestinian Fisherman The Israeli soldiers opened fire with ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (January 20)

[These people wait in groups of five for the Israeli soldiers to get them through the “agricultural passage” in the Qalqilya-envelope fence, opening 1pm sharp, and would be bound to return on the same day when the gate operates again, some 4 hours later. Scarce few are granted an overnight pass. Photo taken by Orrling and uploaded from Wikimedia Commons]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Hundreds Of Israeli Forces Have Raided A Refugee Camp In Order To Arrest Palestinian Children After searching at least twenty homes at gunpoint, Israeli police detained nine young Palestinian men. At least five hundred Israeli police, border police and Special Forces officers participated in the raids. Israeli Ministers Have Made Budget ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 16)

[Nazra for Feminist Studies Executive Director Mozn Hassan outside the North Cairo Criminal Courthouse. Photo from Ramy Raoof's official Twitter account.]

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights Court freezes assets of Nazra for Feminist Studies and executive director Mozn Hassan North Cairo Criminal Court froze the assets of Nazra for Feminist Studies and its executive director Mozn Hassan on Wednesday, the latest development in the 2011 foreign funding case, in which several organizations face charges of receiving ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (February 24)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Israeli Forces Have Sealed Off The Main Gate To The Village Of Nabi Salah Locals claimed that they were prohibited from entering or exiting through the gate that leads to the ...

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Extensive Syria Media Roundup (Jan 8 - Feb 19, 2017)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]    Inside Syria Eight Syrian Factions Merge ... Massacre in Azaz (8 January, 2017) Sources at the Syrian opposition announced on Saturday that eight large opposition factions ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (18 February)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces The Israeli Forces Have Closed Off A Critical Roadway In The Bethlehem Area Closing off the route used by thousands of commuters daily was allegedly due to a "significant ...

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Media on Media Roundup (February 14)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup addresses several issues affecting the MENA mediascape. Iran marked the anniversary of the 1979 revolution this Friday, and the New York Times showcased some memorable posters from the procession, some of which thanked Americans who opposed the “Muslim ban.” According to Human Rights Watch representatives, Saudi Arabia intensified its attacks on journalists and activists in 2016. Also in Saudi Arabia, young women are taking to social media to report ...

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خطوات مرحة في شارع البهلوان

زينات صدقي فنانة تشكيليّة مهووسة بفنها وعاشقة لجمال الجسد الأنثوي العاري، أما لولا صدقي فمنقبة محافظة قليلة الكلام ومتزوجة من رجل متدين جداً .. زينات تجد في لولي الموديل الأنسب للوحتها القادمة نظراً لوجهها الجميل وجسمها الرائع الفتان. ولكن لولي ترفض أن تُرسم بدون البرقع والنقاب، فهي مخلصة لزوجها الغيور المتدين، فتقترح زينات عليها فكرة فنية متميزة وهي أن تكون الصورة بعنوان "الملاك المُحجَّب". بعدها بلحظات، تظهر لولي بالنقاب لكن شبه عارية وتنزل الكاميرا من أعلي لأسفل من النقاب إلى استعراض ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (February 11)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces The Israeli Forces Have Ransacked A Palestinian Publishing House In Ramallah Besides destroying much of the equipment at the al-Nour publishing house, Israeli forces also stole ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (February 6)

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights Civil society organizations, activists targeted by 2-month-long hacking campaign Human rights organizations and activists have been subject to a sophisticated ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (February 3)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.]  The Occupation Forces Two Palestinians Have Died From "Natural Causes" At The Rafah Crossing Between Gaza And Egypt There have been no confirmations of the cause of death, but numerous ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights 17 people arrested on sixth anniversary of January 25 revolution Despite the notable absence of protests across the country, seventeen people were arrested ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 23)

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights Federation of Arab Journalists urges Egypt to release Al Jazeera producer The Federation of Arab Journalists has urged Egyptian authorities to release detained Al ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (January 17)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations In final ruling, Egypt court rejects transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia “An Egyptian court ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (January 14)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Palestinian Authority Claims That Israeli Forces Opened Fire On Palestinian Deputy Minister's Vehicle The Israeli soldiers opened fire on the car of Asaad al-Ramlawi when he was ...

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