[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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday night of every week.]
Salafist Call Will Not Endorse El-Sisi as Presidential Candidate: Borhamy
Ahram Online reports that Salafist movement and its political arm, al-Nour Party, will not back al-Sisi as a presidential candidate.
23 MB Members Given Five-Year Sentences For Nasr City Violence
Mada Masr reports on court sentence against twenty-three Muslim Brotherhood members.
Working Group on Egypt Letter to the President
Carnegie`s Working Group on Egypt writes an open letter to President Barak Obama, asking him to rectify the United States` policies towards Egypt.
Egypt Court Acquits Al Jazeera Photographer, 61 Morsi Loyalists
Egyptian court drops charges against Al-Jazeera photographer Mohamad Badr and sixty-one Morsi supporters
Charge Sheet Against Al Jazeera Journalists in Egypt
Mayy El Sheikh and Robert Mackey translate the prosecutors` statement against Al-Jazeera journalists.
Future of Political Islam: Lessons From Turkey, Egypt
Wael Nawara and Feyzi Baban argue, "Islamist parties can either hold on to their rigid ideological base trying to mold their societies to fit within their singular vision, or accept their role as an influential force in a democratic pluralistic regime, within which the rule of law must guarantee the protection of rights for everyone, including Islamists."
Polling the Middle East
Sam Solomon reviews The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and Reshaping the Middle East by Professor Shibley Telhami.
Egyptian Woman Attacked in Tahrir Square as Police Watch, Laugh
Enas Hamed says, "On the anniversary of Egypt`s Day of Rage, an Egyptian woman is subjected to the same police brutality her fellow citizens revolted against three years ago."
The Return of Bassem Youssef
William Barnes says, "When Youssef reappears on television, it will be interesting to see how the satirist chooses to navigate Egypt’s fraught political environment, in which there seems to be no room for a middle ground."
Four Questions about a Sisi Run For President of Egypt
Bassem Sabry explains the reasons behind al-Sisi`s announcement to run for president.
Tony Blair Backs Egypt`s Government and Criticizes Brotherhood
Patrick Kingsley reports on Tony Blair`s support for the military-backed regime in Egypt.
Egypt Cracks Down on Students
Safa Joudeh argues, "As protests continue at Egyptian universities, the authorities have arrested activists and are working to restrict political activity by students."
Looking For Alternative Education in Egypt?
Farida Makar writes on the deterioration of the education system in Egypt.
Belal Fadl Leaves Al-Shorouk Following Censorship of Article
Mada Masr reports on the ramifications of Al-Shurouk`s censorship of Belal Fadl`s latest article, in which he writes on promoting General al-Sisi to Field Marshal and Mohamad Hasasein Haikal`s perspective.
The Arab World: History of Revolts and Global Nexus
Fadi Elhusseini argues that the so-called "Arab Spring" does not constitute the first Arab revolt in the history of the region.
Egypt’s Elections Draw Near Amid Unrest
Linda Gradstein reflects on al-Sisi`s announcement to run for office amidst the ongoing human rights violations in Egypt.
On Revolutionary Depression
Ziad A. Akl argues that despite the collective depression felt by activists and revolutionaries, who participated in the January 25 Revolution, yet, the uprising "left a mark more influential in the long term than all forms of power structures."
Mahmoud Salem implies that al-Sisi supporters will eventually end up calling for his ouster, and the end of the military-backed regime.
Death of A Nation’s Conscience- A Revolution Isolated
Wael Eskandar says, "Egypt has drifted further from its promised goals of democracy and freedom, and what’s worse is the mass support for that drift."
The War on Journalists
Sharif Abdel Kouddous reflects on the detention of Al Jazeera English journalists, and the dangerous consequences this crackdown on journalists has led to.
A New, But Not So New, Regime
Jahd Khalil interviews Joshua Stacher, assistant professor of political science at Kent State University, in which he discusses the steps al-Sisi needs to take to form the old/new regime.
Too Many to Count
Sarah Carr and Layla Doss report on state`s mass detention of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters based on statements issued by human rights groups in Egypt.
Policeman Shot Dead, Another Injured in Church Attack
Mada Masr reports on an attack targeting a church in Giza governorate.
Terrorist or Scapegoat?
Sarah Carr, Layla Doss, and Mohamad Salama Adam argue that the "war on terror" in not an excuse to violate basic human rights and freedoms.
In Second Court Date, Morsi Struggles to Be Heard From His Glass Cage
Sarah El Sirgany writes a detailed encounter of Morsi and twenty-one other defendants` court session on Tuesday.
Big Loans to Big Players
Kuba Gogolweski argues that believing that foreign aid and investment in Egypt aims to guide the country to democracy and development is, to say the least, "ignorant, if not hypocritical."
The Police Are Back, But For How Long?
Mohamad Salma Adam and Islam Barakat write on the evolving relationship between Egyptian police and society since the 25 January 2011 uprising.
What Are the Legal Steps Before Sisi`s Candidacy?
Mada Masr questions if al-Sisi needs to resign from his new position as field marshal before running for office.
Syndicates: Loss of the MB’s Last Stronghold
Jano Charbel argues that state`s crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood`s strong held syndicates dates back to several decades.
A Five-Hour Unfinished Revolution
Dalia Rabie writes on Mohamed Soliman who was injured on the "Day of Rage" on 28 January 2011.
2011 Is Not 1968: An Open Letter to An Onlooker on the Day of Rage
Philip Rizk postulates that onlookers should look beyond media fixations and descriptions of the January 25 Revolution to make sense of the defiance shown and voiced by the "underclass."
Ziad Bahaa Eddin Resigns From Cabinet
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Cooperation, Ziad Bahaa Eddin regins from his position.
Out of Gas
Ali Abdel Mohsen writes on his brief encounters with the crowd as he walked through Tahrir Square on the commemoration of the third anniversary of January 25 Revolution.
الحكومة تستنسخ أخطاء الإخوان
Emad El-Sin Hussein argues that the military-backed regime is committing mistakes similar to the Muslim Brotherhood`s.
مَـنْ يجرؤ على الترشح؟
Fahmi Huwaidi argues that whoever dares to run for Egypt`s presidency, as Field Marshal al-Sisi`s challenger, will undeniably face massive defamation media campaign.
محمد سيف الدولة: أربعون سنة تبعية ـ الإستعباد الاقتصادى
Mohamad Saif Al-Dawla writes on Egypt`s economic dependence on the United States since 1974, and the ramifications resulting from privatizing the Egyptian economy.
!محمد عبد الحكم دياب: سر تسامح الغالبية مع عنف الدولة وإدانتها لإرهاب المتطرفين
Mohamad Abdel Hakim Diyab explains the reasons behind the general public acquiesce to state violence.
Amr Hamzawy argues that "terrorism" is holding the people hostage, in the sense it transforms the country into a security state without aiming to resolve deep-rooted social, political, and economic issues that face the country.
Bilal Fadl writes on Mohamad Hasanain Haikal`s perception of the inclusion military men into the political sphere.
فلنطلق الرصاص قليلا حتى تتضح الأمور
Karim Medhat Ennara compares oppressive and exclusionary tactics used under Morsi`s rule and the current military-backed regime.
حان الوقت لمواجهة حقيقة الفقر
Sara Sabri argues that now is the time to establish a system that presents accurate percentages of poverty in Egypt.
روح الثورة التى غابت
Fahmi Huwaidi comments on the commemoration of the third anniversary of the January 25 Revolution, in which he highlights the stark distinction of the police’s response, or lack thereof, to demonstrations supporting al-Sisi and protesters against the military-backed regime.
Recently on Jadaliyya Egypt:
البقاء ليس دائما للأفضل
Amr Adly responds to Ashraf El-Sherif`s article, in which he clarifies some of the shortcomings of his arguments.
Sisi, the Presidency, and the Officers
Hesham Sallam posits that al-Sisi`s announcement to run for office with explicit support from his peers indicates "that there are inherent tensions in the political path Sisi has chosen, and it remains to be seen how these tensions will play out in the coming months."
أهل التحديث يا ليل: عن أساطير التحديث الاقتصادي في مصر القادمة
Ashraf El-Sherif argues that Egypt has been in an ongoing severe structural economic crisis due to the lack of implementation of true developmental and democratic rules in the country.
Different Policies, the Same Game: Syrian and Palestinian Refugees in Egypt
Kelsey P. Norman argues that during the Islamists` rule and the current military-backed regime, Syrian and Palestinian refugees continue to be exploited for political gains and purposes.
استقراء الإشاعة: بناء الخطورة وطقوس المكافحة
Ben Koerber analyzes connotative undertones of rumors publicized in Egyptian media outlets.
مختارات من الصحافة العربية 27 كانون الثاني
Jadaliyya`s Arabic Editors compile analytical pieces released in Arabic newspapers.
Egyptian Constitutional Drafting: A Comparative Review
Fattouh El Chazli compares the processes and events that shaped drafting the 2012 and 2013 constitutions in order to reach to possible comprehensive conclusions on future prospects in regards to Egypt`s political sphere.
We Emptied Our Pockets out of Joy (VIDEO)
Mosireen collective releases new video that shows "spaces where state`s security forces kidnapped, tortured, or murdered" a member of the group.
Ammar Abo Bakr: Committing Murder, then Marching in the Funeral Procession
Sarah Mousa interviews street artist Ammar Abo Bakr.