[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.]
“Egypt`s Muslim Brotherhood admits it has been negotiating with army”
Former minister from Morsi’s cabinet admits that the Brotherhood has entered negotiations with the army.
“New York Times shocker: The truth about Egypt slips out”
Patrick Smith argues that the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi was a classical US foreign policy stunt.
“Protesters head to Egypt defence ministry to demand Morsi`s reinstatement”
Protesters at Rabe‘a Square start a peaceful march toward the defense ministry.
“Thousands break fast in Tahrir Square to celebrate Morsi ouster”
Tamarod, 30 June Front, 6 April and the Egyptian Popular Alliance endorse the protests at Tahrir Square.
“Islamists hold Cairo rallies to press for Morsi`s reinstatement"
Thousands of pro-Morsi protesters converge on demonstrations in Nasr City and Giza.
“Morsi`s supporters plan Friday demos, opponents to hold public gatherings”
Pro- and anti-Morsi forces call for continuation of protests into Ramadan.
“Egypt interim leader offers Brotherhood roles”
As Adly Mansour starts filling up ministerial positions, he says that the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Nour Party will be offered some of them.
“Liberal economist Hazem El-Beblawi appointed new Egyptian PM”
Former finance minister in Essam Sharaf’s transitional cabinet and co-founder of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party becomes Egypt’s new prime minister.
“New PM starts talks to form cabinet”
Four ministers of Hesham Qandil’s cabinet might retain their positions.
“Egyptian media embrace military”
Pressure on media in Egypt continues to compromise media coverage.
“Morsi`s fall in Egypt comforts Saudis, disconcerts Qatar"
Gulf countries react differently to events in Egypt.
“Christian man kidnapped and beheaded in Sinai”
The kidnappers of Magdy Lamay Habib demanded one million Egyptian pounds for his release.
“Sectarian violence on the rise”
Recent days see a number of sectarian incidents across Egypt.
“HRW criticizes new immigration policy”
Human Rights Watch criticizes Egyptian government’s move to impose visas on Syrian refugees.
“Egyptian foreign ministry cites security tensions for limiting Syrians` entry”
The new Egyptian government imposes a visa regime for Syrians.
“Palestinians denied entry into Egypt”
Foreign Airline Services issues a document saying Palestinians should not be allowed into the country even if they have working visas.
“Less than a warzone”
Mada Masr’s investigation shows that media portrayals of the unstable security situation in Sinai are grossly exaggerated.
“Conflicting accounts of Sinai checkpoint storming”
Exchange of fire at a checkpoint near Rafah border crossing leads to the death of a young girl.
“Arrest warrants for Badie and nine others for Republican Guard clashes”
Safwat Al-Hegazy and Essam Al-Arian are also wanted for inciting violence.
“Egypt: Dr. Frankenstein`s constitution”
Abdullah Al-Arian comments on the new constitutional declaration issued by Egypt’s interim president.
“Egypt to receive $4bn in aid from Kuwait"
A day after the UAE and Saudi Arabia pledge aid to Egypt, Kuwait announces its own package of bank deposit and oil products.
“Arab aid starts flowing after Morsi’s departure”
Saudi Arabia and the UAE grant billions of dollars to Egypt following Morsi’s overthrow.
“In the interim”
Mada Masr’s break down of controversial articles of the constitutional declaration.
“President has promised constitutional addendum: Egypt`s 6 April, Rebel”
Members of Tamarod and 6 April Movement say the president has listened to their reservations about the constitutional declaration.
“Rebel campaign calls constitutional decree a `surprise`”
Tamarod spokesman says that the organization was not aware of the contents of the declaration before it was released.
“Egyptian armed forces release statement hailing new roadmap”
The army warns against obstructing the roadmap put forward by the new government.
“Egypt`s Muslim Brotherhood rejects new constitutional declaration”
Muslim Brotherhood’s statement calls new constitutional declaration illegitimate.
“Egypt`s interim constitutional declaration draws criticisms”
Various parties and groups criticize the new constitutional declaration.
“Egypt`s Brotherhood mourns `martyrs,` maintains calls for Morsi`s reinstatement”
Hundreds of thousands march in Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia and Mansoura commemorating the dead and calling for reinstatement of the deposed Mohamed Morsi.
“Egypt`s constitutional declaration issued, defines transitional period”
Interim president Adly Mansour issues a constitutional declaration outlining the transition.
“Al Jazeera staff resign after ‘biased coverage’”
Twenty-two members of the Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr staff resign over pressure to favor the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Muslim Brotherhood reiterates call for Morsi return”
In a statement the Brotherhood says that the dissolved Shoura Council is the solution to the current crisis.
“The killing of Islamist protesters: State censorship or self-censorship?”
Media in Egypt struggling to present an objective picture of the killing of protesters at the Republican Guard HQ.
“Rights groups condemn excessive force against Morsi supporters”
Fifteen rights organizations sign a statement calling for investigation of the killing of protesters in front of the Republican Guard headquarters.
“Protesters recount bloody scenes at Republican Guard clashes”
Witness accounts point to the army initiating the violence which took fifty-one victims at Rabe‘a Square.
“Solemn mourning, angry defiance at Rabea sit-in”
People at Rabe‘a Square react with anger to the massacre of fifty-one protesters.
“Muted Response to a Massacre in Egypt”
Murtaza Hussain criticizes the limited response to the killings in front of the Republican Guard HQ.
“Update: 51 killed in clashes at Republican Guards HQ”
More than 435 were also injured during the violence.
“UPDATE 4: 42 die in clashes between Egypt army and pro-Morsi protesters”
The Muslim Brotherhood says soldiers shot at peaceful protesters, while the military says that the Republican Guard HQ was attacked by a terrorist group.
“Salafist Nour Party quits political process to protest shooting of Islamists"
Al-Nour Party withdraws from negotiations for the new transitional government.
“ElBaradei demands independent inquiry into Republican Guard HQ violence”
Mohamed ElBaradei condemns the killing of dozens of pro-Morsi protesters.
“Abul-Fotouh calls on Egypt`s interim president to step down”
‘Abd Al-Mone’im Abou Al-Fotouh calls on Adly Mansour to resign over the deaths of pro-Morsi protesters.
“Egypt`s Brotherhood calls for uprising against `coup`”
The Freedom and Justice Party calls on its supporters to rebel against those who want to destroy the revolution.
“Hassan Mustafa cleared of assault charges"
Prosecution withdraws case against Alexandrian activist for allegedly assaulting a prosecutor.
“Crackdown on Islamists revived after deadly clashes”
More arrest warrants are issued for Muslim Brotherhood members and sympathizers.
“ميركل تدعو إلى الإفراج عن مرسى”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for the release of former president Mohamed Morsi.
“«العريان»: العنف في سيناء «أعمال مخابراتية لتشوية الاحتجاجات الثورية»”
Essam Al-‘Arian says that the violence in Sinai is the work of the secret services.
“محمد عبد القدوس يكتب: دفاعا عن قناة الجزيرة”
Mohamed Abd Al-Quddos says Al-Jazeera because the media for those who did not have their voice heard.
“النيابة العامة تتحفظ على أموال «بديع وعاكف والعريان والشاطر وأبو إسماعيل»”
The prosecution to investigate the finances of key figures in the Muslim Brotherhood.
“بالفيديو.. عريان على الجزيرة: مرسي سيعود”
Essam Al-‘Arian says Mohamed Morsi is completely isolated and that his family, lawyers and rights organizations should be allowed to visit him.
“محمد كمال يكتب: انقلاب ساذج.. وفشل قريب"
Mohamed Kamal says that the support axes of the coup will soon collapse
“«كمال أبو عيطة» وزيرا جديدا لـ«القوى العاملة»”
Labor leader Kamal Abu Al-‘Aita to take the position of Minister of Labor in the interim government.
“منظمات حقوقية تدين تحريض يوسف الحسينى ولميس الحديدي على اللاجئين الفلسطينيين والسوريين”
Rights organizations condemn the hate speech against Palestinians and Syrians launch by some Egyptian TV presenters.
“مصدر: تعليمات بالقبض على الفلسطينيين والسوريين فى الأكمنة”
Army receives instructions to arrest any Syrian or Palestinian, even if they have official papers.
“"بوابة الأهرام" تنشر نص الإعلان الدستورى بعد اعتماد الرئيس له”
The complete text of the constitutional declaration issued by interim president Adly Mansour.
“الأسواني»: مَن يهاجم منشأة عسكرية بسلاح في الدول الديمقراطية فقتله فوري»”
Alaa Al-Aswani says that in democratic countries any armed attack on the military leads to immediate killing of the attackers.
“بالفيديو.. ملثمون يطلقون أعيرة نارية على كنيسة أفا مينا ببورسعيد”
Unknown assailants open fire at a church in Port Said.
“لماذا أيد الناس تدخل الجيش؟”
Amr Al-Shobki sees in the deposition of Mohamed Morsi the army’s act of defiance against United States.
Nawara Negm says she is opposed to inclusion under American pressure of Islamists who are responsible for crimes.
“ننشر تقرير "الشروق" المحذوف حول مذبحة الحرس الجمهوري”
RASSD posts an article by Al-Shorouq newspaper since removed which says that the shooting at the Republican Guard was started by the army.
“الجيش:استشهاد ضابط وإصابة 6 فى اقتحام مسلح للحرس الجمهورى”
The army says that an officer died and 6 soldiers were wounded during the events at the Republican Guard HQ.
“«البلتاجي يدين أحداث الحرس الجمهوري ويدعو للنزول للميادين لمواجهة «العسكر”
Mohamed Al-Beltagy calls on Muslim Brotherhood supporters to come out on the streets in defiance of the army.
“الدم كله حرام”
Sara Khorshid calls for the investigation of all deaths in the past two weeks, regardless of their belonging to a specific group or party.
Ibrahim Al-Houdaiby says the Muslim Brotherhood needs to step back, rethink its Islamic project and renew its leaders.
“«جماعات جهادية بسيناء تهدد بعمليات انتقامية ردًا على «اشتباكات الحرس الجمهوري”
A jihadi group in Sinai threatens retaliation in response to the Republican Guard HQ killings.
“«قنديل» يقدم إستقالته الرسمية للرئيس مرسي احتجاجًا على«المجزرة»”
PM Hisham Qandil formally submits his resignation to deposed President Mohamed Morsi.
“ثورة أم انقلاب؟”
Galal Amin says that the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi bears the features of both a coup and a revolution.
“«المتحدث العسكري:حرس الحدود يحبط تسلل فلسطينيين بحوزتهما بطاقتا «رقم قومي”
Egyptian army catches two Palestinians with Egyptian national IDs.
“"هنا رابعة" ..محطة إذاعية انشأها المتظاهرون برابعة العدوية لنقل اخبار الاعتصامات المؤيدة للرئيس المعزول مرسى”
A radio station is establish to relay news of the sit-ins in support of deposed president Mohamed Morsi.
“استشهاد ضابط وإصابة مجند في هجوم بالأسلحة الثقيلة على كميني شرطة بالعريش ..ومصرع مجند وإصابة ضابط فى هجوم على سيارة شرطة بالإسماعيلية”
Two victims and two injured in separate attacks on the military in Al-Arish and Ismailia.
“مصادر: سمير رضوان المرشح لرئاسة الوزراء بعد اعتذار زياد بهاء الدين”
Samir Radwan considered for the position of PM after Ziad Baha Al-Din withdraws.
“المسلماني»: تأسيسية الدستور بعد أسبوعين وانتخابات الرئاسة بعد 6 أشهر»”
The media advisor to the president announces the formation of a Constituent Assembly within two weeks and presidential elections in 6 months.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
Egypt`s Economic Challenges: An Interview with Amr Adly
Amr Adly comments on Egypt’s most immediate challenge of coping with pervasive poverty and raised expectations for economic prosperity.
Revolution? Coup d’état? The Certain Thing Is We Broke the Boxocracy
English translation of Amr Ezzat’s piece on the 30 June events and the legitimacy of the ballot box.
Rebels Beware of the Bears that Hug Your Generals
Sharif S. Elmusa follows the activism of young people in Egypt through the Tamarod campaign and comments on its future.
Egypt’s Media Blunders
Adel Iskandar comments on the biased media coverage of the 30 June events.
ثورة؟ انقلاب؟... الأكيد: كسّرنا الصندوقراطية
Amr Ezzat suggests that the 30 June protests crumbled the ballot box’s legitimacy.
Rising Up Against Sexual Violence: An Interview with Yasmin El-Rifae of Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment
OPANTISH activist Yasmin El-Rifae discusses the activities of the anti-harassment organization.
Is The Egyptian Revolution Aborted? Interview With Hossam El-Hamalawy
Hossam El-Hamalawy comments on recent political developments in Egypt.
Al-Manial’s Tragedy in Photos
Jonathan Rashad’s photos from the clashes in Al-Manial between local residents and pro-Morsi protesters.
Kurdish Translation of Statement by Comrades from Cairo: `We Can Smell the Tear Gas from Rio and Taksim to Tahrir`
The Kurdish translation of Comrades from Cairo message to Turkish protesters.
الجموع: تحولات عالمية وميلاد من نوع آخر
Aly El Raggal talks about the future of political parties and whether they can satisfy new social and political configurations of representation.
ملف من الأرشيف: حسن البنا
Jadaliyya’s “A Profile from the Archives” presents Hassan Al-Banna’s biography.
Is the Egyptian Revolution Dead?
Philip Rizk says the events of 30 June were another attempt of the Egyptian military to co-opt the 25 January Revolution.
Omar Robert Hamilton responds to the Guardian’s one-sided subjective coverage of Egypt.
Where the Nile Flows into the Rubicon
Ellis Goldberg argues that Egypt needs a president who is independent of a political party in order to be able to handle crises more easily.
Midwife for a Pregnant Egypt
Asef Bayat argues that the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi was “revolutionary coercion.”
The June Rebellion in Egypt
Mohammed Bamyeh says the process of learning during the revolution leads to a new imagination.
Feminism(s), Secularism, and Religions: Encounter Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Maya Mikdashi and Other Scholars/Activsts
Jadaliyya Co-Editor Maya Mikdashi, along with other activists and academics, discuss feminism and religion and the recent events in Egypt.
Has the Ouster of President Morsi Preserved the Path to Democracy or Ended It? A Panel Discussion on Egypt
A conversation with Adel Iskandar, Mona Atia and Wael Eskandar about the 30 June events.
حول ارتباك المشهد: طرح دولة ما بعد الاستقلال كأفق وحيد
Dina El Khawaga talks about the difference in motivations and visions of the crowds of protesters who took on 30 June.
They Want a Coup? Let’s Make a Revolution Out of It!
Omayma Kamal talks about various groups who have pushed the demands of the Revolution even before the new government has been formed.
الحرية بإيد الناس مش بالعسكر والحراس
A statement of the Revolutionary Socialists condemning both violence against the Muslim Brotherhood and their reactionary policies.
Greek Translation of Jadaliyya`s `Obsessed with Turkish Models in Egypt`
A translation into Greek of Hesham Sallam’s recent piece.
الميادين لا تشرب الشاي بالياسمين
Wael Gamal argues that the popular will is the one determining politics in Egypt.
On Sheep and Infidels
The overthrow of Mohamed Morsi has created a generation of Islamists who think that democracy does not include them, writes Sarah Carr.