[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.]
Regional and International Relations
Egypt Crucial to Stability of Mideast, Combating ISIS: US Report
Mohamed El-Menshawy reflects on a newly released US report in which it urges US president to change the country’s strategy toward the Middle East.
Saudi Arabia Probes Wikileaks Embarrassing to Egyptian Politicians
Ahram Online reports, “Several of the sixty thousand Saudi files Wikileaks released on Friday concern the country`s relations with Egypt since 2011.” Click here to read a report on an alleged plot to assassinate South Sudan’s leader Salva Kiir.
Britain Defends Invite to Egypt`s Sisi after Mursi Death Sentence
Egypt Appoints First Ambassador to Israel in Three Years
Omar Fahmy reports on the appointment of Hazem Khairat to the post of Ambassador to Israel, a position vacant since 2012.
Human Rights and Legal Institutions
Egypt to Issue New Laws on Terrorism, Parliamentary Immunity
Gamal Essam al-Din writes, “Egypt`s cabinet is discuss a new draft anti-terror law aimed at toughening penalties on the funding of terrorist activities and organizations.”
Egypt Judge Rules Strikes as Anti-Islamic, Disciplines 152 Striking Workers
al-Sayyed Gamal al-Din writes that 152 workers who had participated in a strike to be referred to a disciplinary committee.
Women Protest Detentions outside Egypt`s Presidential Palace
Dozens of women participated in a sit-in to protest the detention of thousands of prisoners who have violated the protest law.
Death Sentences and due Process Threaten Recovery of Mubarak Assets
Hiba Afify explains the correspondences between Swiss and Egyptian courts regarding Mubarak’s frozen assets in Swiss banks.
Al Jazeera Journalist Arrested in Berlin upon Egypt`s Request
Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour arrested in Germany.
Politics and Culture
What Louis Armstrong Taught Egypt and the Middle East about Itself
Amro Ali writes, “Armstrong’s encounter with the Middle East was a reflection of the wider socio-political disease of denial and scapegoating in the region—one that just festers with time.”
`No One Really Knows Cairo – It Is too Big`: Mapping Ramadan 2015 Music Scene
Ati Metwaly writes, “This year Ramadan comes with an abundance of music filling many Cairo stages, providing a lively refreshment to the hot June evenings.”
What I am Learning as a Woman from Ramadan TV
Maha Al-Nabawi reflects on the presentation of female characters in Egyptian TV series.
Ramadan Series `The Jewish Alley` to `Show Birth of Sectarianism in Egypt`
Rawan al-Shimi reviews newly produced series titled: “The Jewish Alley.”
Reports and Opinions
Is This the End of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood?
Gillian Kennedy examines the status of the Muslim Brotherhood following the court’s upholding of Morsi’s death sentence.
Far from Tahrir
Rana Nessim writes, “Anna Roussillon’s I am the People intimately documents the Egyptian revolution’s effect on a rural family. At the Open City Documentary Festival on 20 June 2015.”
When Sectarian Conflict Finds a Local Solution, Copts Lose
Jayson Casper examines the government’s policies toward Copts.
Egypt `Tourism Rebound` Slow to Reach South Sinai
Joel Gulhane writes, “Egypt’s tourism sector has been slowly growing as people do not differentiate between South Sinai and North Sinai, where the fighting is ongoing between the Egyptian army and the Islamic State.”
Police Reform in Egypt: A Postponed Necessity
Rabha Allam writes, “It will take firm political will for long-awaited police reform to materialize in Egypt.”
The West’s Betrayal of Egypt Will Reap a Bitter Harvest
Amr Darrag argues that the international community’s silence over the mistrial of Morsi and his aids is tragic and will lead to adverse consequences.
Ramadan and Politics: Does Sisi Really Care?
Mai Shams al-Din reflects on the political discourse and contradictions under al-Sisi rule.
Egypt Cabinet to Discuss Constitutionality of Election Laws Amendments
Gamal Essam El-Din writes, “State Council Judge Magdi Al-Agati announces that new amendments to Egypt`s three election laws drafted by a government committee were endorsed by the council`s legislation and fatwas department.”
Doctors Syndicate Calls for Dismissal of Health Minister after Campaign Exposes Hospital Conditions
Mada Masr reports.
هل تشكّل مصر مع الأردن جبهة موحّدة للتّعاطي مع أزمات المنطقة؟
Ismael al-Kholy writes, “Since the ouster of Mohammed Morsi, economic ties have strengthened.” This article is published in English.
جدل حول إلغاء عقوبة الإعدام في مصر
Ahmed Fouad writes, “Despite recent calls for Egypt to abolish capital punishment, getting rid of the death penalty is no simple matter.” This article is published in English.
التّهجير القسريّ للأقباط يظهر من جديد في مصر
Rami Galal writes, “The forced displacement of five Christian families from the Beni Suef governorate in Egypt brought back the debate of the struggle between Muslims and Copts in Egypt.” This article is published in English.
المدينة.. مسؤولية من؟
Dina Hussain writes, “The World Urban Campaign, coordinated by UN-Habitat, asks Egyptians to define their slogan for a better city and a better life.” This article is published in English.
ويكيليكس.. مخاوف السعودية ومعارك الحفاظ على السيطرة
Mada Masr reports on the leaked Saudi documents via Wikileaks focusing on the Saudi government’s control of Egyptian media outlets and politics.
جماعات العقاب الثوري.. بين الدولة والجماعة
Mai Shams al-Din writes on the Revolutionary Punishment militant group. This article is published in English.
التعذيب والاختطاف القسري في مصر.. مرحبا بكم في جنة السيسي
Ali Yusri writes on the recurrent abductions and torture activists face under al-Sisi’s rule.
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