[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.]
“El-Beblawi meets party heads”
During meeting Hamdeen Sabahy says the police has to impose a security blockade on pro-Morsi sit-ins.
“The Great Collision”
Reuel Marc Gerecht criticizes analysts who support the military’s move to depose Mohamed Morsi.
“15 injured in Minya sectarian clashes”
Three houses were set on fire after a quarrel between a Copt and a Muslim escalates.
“The ‘top secret’ Muslim Brotherhood”
H.A. Hellyer talks about recent trend in Egyptian media to identify “closet Brotherhood members” among public figures.
“Nobel laureate Arab activist Karman deported from Cairo airport”
Tawakkol Karman is deported after attempting to pay a solidarity visit to pro-Morsi sit-in.
“Egypt Islamist figures set 3 demands in meeting with El-Sisi”
General Al-Sisi meets members of different Islamist factions to discuss national reconciliation.
“Egypt’s Precarious New Reality”
Bassem Sabry says Egyptian nationalism is on the rise and challenging Islamism.
“Attacks on press in Rabaa Al-Adaweya continue”
A photographer for Al-Masry Al-Youm is assaulted at Al-Rabe‘a sit-in.
“An Impending Bloodbath in Egypt: Will It Break the Coup?”
‘Esam AL-Amin points to statements made by Mona Makram Ebeid as evidence of a feloul conspiracy to topple Mohamed Morsi.
“American aid makes the U.S. complicit in the Egyptian army’s acts"
Robert Kagan argues that the Obama administration’s circumvention of legal requirements to cutoff aid after a coup decreases the leverage it has over the Egyptian army.
“Democracy and hypocrisy”
The Economist criticizes the silence of Western politician over the killings of pro-Morsi protesters.
“Rare interview with Egyptian Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi”
General Al-Sisi criticizes the US government response to the crisis in Egypt.
“An interview with Mohamed ElBaradei, who hopes for reconciliation in Egypt"
Mohamed ElBaradei says a “safe exit” for the Muslim Brotherhood leaders can be considered.
“3 Muslim Brotherhood leaders sent to criminal court”
Mohamed Badie, Khairat El-Shater and Rashad Bayoumi go to criminal court for inciting violence against protesters.
“El-Haddad rejects Kerry’s “restoring democracy” statement”
Brotherhood spokesman describes John Kerry’s remarks that Morsi’s ouster was restoring democracy as alarming.
“Police won`t storm sit-ins, state TV”
State TV announces that the police forces intend to surround pro-Morsi sit-ins but not to storm them.
“23 injured at media complex, Morsi loyalists remain defiant”
Clashes between police and pro-Morsi protesters leave dozens injured and more than 30 arrested.
“Cabinet decision to disperse sit-in is `terrorism`: Brotherhood”
Brotherhood members pledge to continue sit-in despite government threats.
“Update: Sit-ins will not end, promises pro-Morsi coalition”
A human rights delegation to visit Al-Rabe‘a sit-in on a fact-finding mission.
“Cabinet authorizes all means necessary to deal with sit-ins”
The interim government says the pro-Morsi sit-ins are a threat to national security.
“Interior ministry calls for evacuation of sit-ins”
Ministry spokesman calls on the protesters at Al-Rabe‘a and Al-Nahda to empty the squares.
“Sisi’s Islamist Agenda for Egypt"
Robert Springborg refers to a 2006 paper General Al-Sisi wrote at the War College to deduce that his political views are Islamist.
““General al-Sisi at the U.S. Army War College” by Sherifa Zuhur”
Unpublished interview for the Economist with Sherifa Zuhur, a lecturer at the War College, where General Al-Sisi studied.
“Disputes between Morsi, military led to Egypt coup”
AP investigation shows that the military planned to increase its political involvement for months, in response to Morsi’s policies.
“Day Eight in Cairo: On the Ethics of Waiting for a Massacre”
Sarah Eltantawi says that the pro-Morsi protesters have the right to demonstrate and voice their position publicly, but the majority of Egyptians might not be willing to accommodate their protest.
“The Curious Case of the Egyptian Armed Forces: What was at stake when the Egyptian Military intervened against President Morsi?”
Mona El-Kouedi says General Al-Sisi had to act against Mohamed Morsi under potential dissent among younger officers.
“Tamarod attacks Third Square breakaway”
Tamarod say that the Third Square initiative is an attempt to divide Egypt’s revolutionary forces.
“In search of the third wave”
A group denouncing both the military and the Muslim Brotherhood becomes more vocal.
“Lessons for the secular left”
Mahmood Mamdani says that historically the secular left has a tendency to embrace power rather than hold accountable those in power.
“Editors take over Egypt’s leading literary journal”
The staff of a critical literary journal rebels against their editor-in-chief.
“جهود دولية لحل أزمتنا المحلية. مبادرات أمريكية وأوروبية وعربية لإجراء حوار بين الحكومةوالإخوان”
A number of envoys from the West and the Arab world attempt to resolve the current political deadlock in Egypt.
“حبس "رفاعة الطهطاوي" و"أسعد الشيخة" 15 يوما لاتهامهما بالتحريض على الإحتجاز والتعذيب فى أحداث "الاتحادية "”
The Prosecution orders the arrest of Morsi’s former head of office and his deputy for their involvement in the events of Ittahadiya of December 2012.
“التحرير» تنشر تفاصيل اجتماع مكتب الإرشاد بعد لقاء آشتون»”
Brotherhood leaders proposed to EU envoy Cathrine Ashton three solutions, including reversal of the suspension of the constitution, formation of a new government and a referendum on Morsi’s presidency.
“البوب» يكشف براكين غضب فجرتها «الجماعة» في ربوع مصر»”
Amina Al-Khairi talks about the negative reactions in the Egyptian public to Mohamed ElBaradei’s interview with Washington Post.
“الأناضول: وزير خارجية قطر يبدأ وساطة لحل الأزمة المصرية ويطلب لقاء "مرسي"”
Qatari foreign minister Khalid Al-‘Atia holds meetings with Muslim Brotherhood leaders and other political figures in Cairo.
“!كلنا سماح أنور”
Belal Fadl argues that the opposing sides in Egypt’s political standoff resemble each other by calling for each other’s destruction.
“عاجل جدا وزيرة الاعلام تعلن بدء فض اعتصام رابعة والنهضة بالقوة لانهم ارهابيين”
The information minister’s statement announcing the intention of the Egyptian authorities to clear by force pro-Morsi sit-ins.
“«صباحي»: فض اعتصامي «رابعة والنهضة» بالقوة ردة على «ثورة 30 يونيو»”
Hamdeen Sabahy says he rejects violent dispersal of the Al-Nahda and Al-Rabe‘a sit-ins.
“بالفيديو.. خالد عبدالله: "الإخوان" ضيعوا مصر..و"النور" طلب مني تحسين صورة الدستور”
Islamist TV host Khalid Abdullah criticizes the Muslim Brotherhood.
“أبو العلا ماضى خلال التحقيق معه: مرسى عرض علينا مبادرة نسبها للجيش لم تكن تتضمن عزله ولا حتى استفتاء على بقائه”
Al-Wasat leader Abou Al-‘Ela Madi says that before 30 June Morsi presented the military’s reconciliation initiative at a meeting of the Islamic parties which rejected by all but Al-Nour Party.
Amr Ezzat argues that the images of the current situation that both camps try to present are neither truthful, nor clear-cut.
“عودة الابتسامة إلى وجه أبومازن”
‘Emad Al-Din Hussein talks about Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ reaction on the recent events in Egypt.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
Amnesty International: Evidence Points to Torture By Morsi Supporters
Bodies bearing signs of torture found near pro-Morsi sit-ins and witness testimonies point to use of torture by pro-Morsi protesters.
نموت ويحيا الوطن
Brahim el Guabli explores the meaning of the word “homeland.”
Peace Keeping in Demonstrations and Public Disorder Situations
EIPR discusses a set of rules accepted internationally to guide policing of public demonstrations.
Keywords: Revolution/Coup d’état
Angela Giordani argues that understanding the current revolution-coup debate means identifying the different conversations that are currently happening on the topic.
لا أبطال ولا أشرار: حوار مع طلال أسد عن مصر بعد مرسي
An Arabic translation of Ayça Çubukçu’s interview with anthropologist Talal Asad.
Pretty Names and Ugly Things: Getting to Know the Law of Egypt’s Second Transitional Period
Amr Shalakany discusses the constitutional declaration which provides the constitutional framework for the government while the 2012 constitution is suspended.
The Hunt for the Mubaraks` Assets
George Richards claims that a significant portion of the Mubaraks’ wealth is stashed away in Cyprus.
مصريون يدعون لإجراءات محددة لوقف نزيف الدم
Egyptian public figures sign a statement calling on the Muslim Brotherhood and the interim government to stop further bloodshed.