[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
Practicing Politics by Proxy: Turkey and Egypt
Maged Atef writes on Egyptians’ reactions to Turkey’s parliamentary elections results and reflects on the parallels between Turkey’s domestic politics to Egypt’s under the current circumstances.
Cairo`s Shifting Stance on Syrian Crisis
Ayah Aman writes, “Cairo and its regional ally Riyadh have not been seeing eye to eye when it comes to the Syrian crisis and ways to resolve it, amid bitterness on the part of Syrian opposition factions that accuse Cairo of not strongly contributing to finding a solution to the crisis.” This article is published in Arabic.
Egyptian President Tells his French Counterpart Friday Attack was `Brutal`
Ahram Online reports, “Speaking to his French counterpart Francois Hollande by phone on Saturday, al-Sisi extended his condolences.”
Egypt`s al-Sisi Receives Draft Protocol for Joint Arab Force
Ahram Online reports.
‘State of Sinai’ Shows Live Footage of Judges’ Assassination
Menna Zaki writes, “Just hours after video’s release, Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat died in
Egypt`s State Prosecutor Killed in Cairo Bomb Attack
General Prosecutor Hesham Barakat killed in a bomb attack in Cairo.
Small Bomb Explodes at Saudi Consulate in Cairo
Ahram Online reports, “A bomb was planted under a car in front of the Saudi consulate in Cairo`s Garden City where many embassies are located.”
Human Rights and Legal Institutions
Egypt`s Imprisonment of Journalists is at an All-Time High
The Committee to Protect Journalists releases a report on the authorities’ imprisonment of journalists in Egypt.
Presidential Pardons Leave Many Dissatisfied
Khaled Dawoud writes on reports of al-Sisi’s plans to pardon 165 prisoners.
Egyptian Prosecution Imposes Gag Order on `Foreign Funding of Activists` Investigation
Egypt’s prosecutor-general Hesham Barakat imposed a gag order on investigation of activists accused of receiving foreign funding.
Cairo Court Upholds Fifty Thousand Egyptian Pounds Fines for Protesters
“Cairo court refuses appeal for eighty-six detainees who were acquitted but fined,” Ahram Online reports.
Police Responsible for 272 Deaths in Past Twelve Months, Says Rights Group
Mada Masr reviews Al-Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence’s report on police violence. This article is published in Arabic.
Egyptian Belly-Dancer Slammed with One-Year-Sentence for `Inciting Debauchery` on YouTube
El-Sayyid Gamal al-Din writes, “The director and the videographer also received similar sentences for making the controversial music video, Let Go of My Hand, that went viral last month.”
Reports and Opinions
Egypt Launches New Programs to Address Poverty
Safiaa Mounir writes, “The Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity has started two programs to help alleviate poverty and encourage education among Egypt`s most disadvantaged families.” This article is published in Arabic.
Exclusive: Wikileaks Cable Reveals Deal to Exclude Saudi Prince from Egypt Smuggling Probe
Hossam Bahgat and Lina Attallah report on Wikileaks cable on the Saudi king’s desire to end investigations on smuggling Egyptian businessman Hussein Salem’s assets. This article is published in Arabic.
عشرة أسئلة شائعة عن مصير أموالنا المنهوبة في سويسرا في ظل المستجدات التي طرأت على الساحة أخيرًا
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights write on the fate of Mubarak’s frozen assets in Swiss banks.
البحث عن مساحة في الاقتصاد تسمح بإصلاحات هيكيلية
Amr Adly suggests restructuring government spending for long-term positive effects.
خطايا الإخوان السبع
Abdullah al-Sinawy lists seven mistakes committed by the Muslim Brotherhood which have led to the overthrow of the Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013.
إعدامات مصر... ضوء أخضر لاستقطاب "داعش" شباب الإخوان المسلمين
Al-Monitor correspondent writes, “According to some, the death sentences issued against former President Mohammed Morsi and Brotherhood members in Egypt will push youths into joining extremist groups in Sinai.” This article is published in English.
الأزهر يخترق الفضاء الإلكترونيّ لمواجهة الإرهاب والتطرّف: فجوة الإمكانات وحدود المواجهة
Riham Mogbil writes, “As terrorist groups mobilize young Muslims in cyberspace, religious institutions in Egypt are reviving religious discourse and recruiting technology to counter extremist ideas.” This article is published in English.
ويكيليكس: شفيق والإخوان.. بين الإمارات ومصر
Mostafa Mehie and Hossam Bahgat write on Wikileaks cables that focus on United Arab Emirates support for former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik and Abu Dhabi’s lack of support for the Muslim Brotherhood.
ويكيليكس: كيف رأى الأزهر والسعودية "المد الشيعي" في مصر
Mohamed Hamama and Shadi Zalt write on Wikileaks cables that focus on AlAzhar’s perspective on Shiasm in Egypt.
أسرتا الصحفيين المعتقلين «شوكان» و«البطاوي» يعتصمان لحين الإفراج عنهما
Mostafa Mehie writes on two journalists’ families’ strike demanding their release from prison.
ويكيليكس: طابور طالبي التمويل السعودي "الإعلامي" في مصر
Hossam Bahgat writes on Wikileaks cables that focus on Saudi Arabia’s financing of media figures and outlets in Egypt.