[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.]
“Abu Ismail referred to Criminal Court”
Hazem Abu-Ismail is charged with “forgery” for stating that his mother does not bear US citizenship.
“Polarization Doomed Egyptian Democracy (Revised)”
Richard Falk says the idea that democracy is the best option for every political situation should be revisited.
“Fetishizing the State”
The military and various public figures on the left and right in Egypt have used the idea of “the prestige of the state” to protect the ruling elite.
“Egypt after Morsi”
Joschka Fischer says the coup has not changed the power set-up in Egyptian politics between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood.
“John McCain and Lindsey Graham: Egypt’s path to a better future”
John McCain and Lindsey Graham say the Muslim Brothers have to accept that the their rule produce popular unrest and that Mohamed Morsi will not be reinstated.
“Dispatches: All it Takes is One Stone”
A Human Rights Watch report on the pro-Morsi sit in in Rabe‘a Al-‘Adawiyya.
“The Liberal Dark Side”
James Traub writes about the animosity against the Muslim Brotherhood among other political groups.
“Egyptian military opens new chapter of fear”
April 6 Movement’s Ahmed Maher, who participated in the Tamarod campaign, says 30 June protest wave was a popular movement before it became a military intervention.
“Egypt confirms deaths in Sinai air raid”
Egypt’s military continues operations in Sinai.
“Sectarian clashes erupt in Beni Suef”
Christians and Muslims clash in a village near Beni Suef after a dispute over a road bump.
“Muslims, Copts reconcile in Minya”
Security officials coordinate reconciliation efforts in Al-Minya, where fifteen were injured in Christian-Muslim clashes.
“Marx’s Lesson for the Muslim Brothers”
Sheri Berman likens the situation in Egypt after 30 June to the 1848 Revolution in France.
“Egypt`s top sheikh begins mediation efforts”
Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, launches a reconciliation initiative, despite Muslim Brotherhood’s reservations towards him.
“Special tour of the pro-Morsi sit-in after torture allegations”
Mohamed Lotfy, an Amnesty International researcher, describes a visit to Al-Rabe‘a sit-in.
“Egypt May Not Need Fighter Jets, But The U.S. Keeps Sending Them Anyway”
The US government continues to send military aid in the form of heavy weaponry to Egypt despite advice from experts against it.
“All about Sisi”
Issandr El Amrani comments on the recent media buzz around General Al-Sisi and questions about his potential presidential bid.
“Morsi`s wife in surprise show at Egypt rally”
Nagla Mahmoud tells the crowd at Al-Rabe‘a that her husband is coming back.
“Morsi supporters reject Mansour’s address, vow to continue demonstrations”
Pro-Morsi protesters denounce interim president’s speech, in which he said that all foreign diplomatic efforts to mediate the resolution of the crisis have failed.
“Constitutional Amendment Commission revealed”
Parties, labor unions and non-governmental organizations will be able to nominate candidates for the fifty-seat commission.
“In Pictures: Eid celebrations in pro-Morsi Rabaa sit-in”
Pro-Morsi protesters continue their sit-in in Nasr City through Eid.
“No deal with Brotherhood: Egypt`s presidential adviser”
Presidential spokesman denies media reports of a reconciliation offer to the Muslim Brotherhood.
“El-Shater’s meeting with mediating ‘quartet’ offers avenue for deal: Sources”
Envoys from the EU, United States, Qatar and the UAE meet with Brotherhood leader Khairat Al-Shater.
“Morsi: the symbol and the man”
Rasheed Hammouda argues that the army holding Mohamed Morsi under arrest makes him a symbol for the Muslim Brothers and motivates them to continue resistance.
“Hamzawy: Current regime is trying to silence pro-democracy voices”
Liberal politician Amr Hamzawy criticizes reports of him being close to the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Putting Egypt in Context – What If President Obama Did What Morsi Did?”
Tarek Ragheb criticizes Mohamed Morsi’s presidency by putting his actions in American context.
“أبوالفتوح»: على الإخوان وأنصارها الكف عن خلط ما هو حزبي وسياسي بما هو دعوي»”
Abdel Moneim Abul Fetouh calls on the Muslim Brotherhood to distinguish between what is partisan and political and what is da‘wa-related.
“تجديد حبس مرسي 15 يومًا في «التخابر».. والتحقيق معه في إهانة القضاة خلال ساعات”
Mohamed Morsi remains in the arrest for another fifteen days on charges of collaborating with Hamas to carry out hostile actions against Egypt.
“عصام سلطان يرفض الإجابة على أسئلة محقق النيابة بطره”
Al-Wasat Party leader Essam Sultan remains in the arrest for another fiteen days on charges of involvement in violence at pro-Morsi sit-ins.
“منصور والسيسي يؤديان صلاة العيد بالدفاع الجوي”
The interim president and the head of army lead the Eid prayer at the Air Defense Forces Mosque.
“الأمن» يترقب «بديع والبلتاجي وحجازي» لضبطهم في أحداث الطريق السريع بقليوب»”
Muslim Brotherhood leaders put on an arrest list over the cutting off of the Cairo-Alexandria highway and the subsequent clashes.
“تصريحات ساعة الصفر.. الرئاسة: فشل الجهود الدبلوماسية"
The presidency announces the failure of diplomatic efforts to resolve the current crisis, putting the blame on the Muslim Brotherhood.
“النور»: سنعيد النظر في خارطة الطريق إذا تم المساس بهوية الدولة الإسلامية»”
Al-Nour Party spokesperson says that all parties following the transitional roadmap have agreed to keep the Islamic identity of the Egyptian state.
“قوات من الجيش والشرطة تحاصر مصنعا بالسويس لفض إضراب عمالي”
Army and police forces have surrounded a factory in Suez whose workers have gone on strike.
“المسلماني»: 20 محافظًا جديدًا من أصل 27.. وأداء اليمين الثلاثاء»”
The new government appoints twenty new governors, while seven retain their position.
“الغاء عقوبة الحبس في قضايا إهانة الرئيس المصري”
The interim president drops imprisonment as a legal action in court cases for insulting the president.
“نيابة طنطا تقرر إخلاء سبيل السائق المتهم بدهس فتاة بعد التحرش بها”
Prosecution in Tanta releases microbus driver who ran over a girl he harassed who stood up to him.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
Ellis Goldberg explores the suspended Egyptian constitution to discuss the army’s constitutional presence and how that reflected its perceived role in the state and its action following 30 June.
A translated excerpt from Hamdy El-Gazzar’s book The Epic of Our Revolution.
Slice of Family News
A translated short story by Ibrahim Aslan.
Revolution Bookshelf: Blacklist
A review of Ahmed Sabry Abul-Futuh’s novel Agendat Sayyid al-Ahl.
إشكاليات الحقيقة والضمير فيما يخص اعتصامات ومظاهرات الشرعية
Sara Khorshid says that in continuing the sit-ins the Muslim Brothers do not pursue democratic goals, but their own interests.
Agyptens Militar im `Krieg gegen Terrorismus`
The German translation of Jadaliyya editorial team’s article condemning the army’s actions against the Muslim Brotherhood.
Alianzas militares-empresariales en Egipto antes y despues del 30 de junio: entrevista con Wael Gamal
The Spanish translation of Bassam Haddad’s interview with Egyptian journalist Wael Gamal.