Posts Tagged ‘Sisi’


Comment: Sisi and the Copts

editor 20 April 2017

By Rami Aziz.. After nearly three years of Sisi’s reign, the Copts find themselves facing continuous decay in their livelihoods and rights, with no end in sight. On December 11 (2016), a massive explosion shattered St. Mark’s Cathedral in Abbasia, central Cairo, claiming the lives of more than 25 worshipers and wounding scores of others. The event cast even more anxiety and strain over the situation of Egypt’s Copts, which has been volatile and troubled for some time. [Photo top right:Egyptians gather in front of a Coptic church that was bombed on Sunday in Tanta, Egypt, April 9, 2017. (photo credit:REUTERS)]. (more…)


Analysis: Egyptian diplomacy pushes France aside

editor 14 July 2016

By Herb Keinon.. “Sisi understands that he is dealing with a statesman who is strong. Forget the [domestic] investigations against him. Sisi sees Netanyahu as someone who can deliver.” Standing Sunday (July 10, 2016) in the Prime Minister’s Office under a bust of Theodor Herzl, and in front of a bank of Egyptian and Israeli flags, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry placed Cairo firmly in the center of the Middle East diplomatic process, shoving Paris to the side. [Photo top right: Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in a May 17 speech, said new opportunities now exist to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians, and warmer relations with Arab states. (photo credit: REUTERS)] (more…)


Fatah- Hamas reconciliation talks set to take place in Egypt next week

editor 24 June 2016

By Staff.. The two parties have remained in conflict for the past decade, after Hamas was elected into power in 2006, in Gaza. A Hamas delegation was expected to head to Cairo next week (June 20, 2016) for talks on reconciliation with Fatah, according to Palestinian news agency, Maan. The talks are a part of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s larger plan of renewing direct talks between Israeli and Palestinian parties, the agency reported. Fatah and Hamas have both expressed their support of Egypt’s initiative. (more…)


Sisi is not Mubarak

editor 30 December 2014

By Caroline Glick.. The Egyptian court’s decision last Saturday (November 29, 2014) to acquit former president Hosni Mubarak, his sons and associates of all remaining charges against them caused most commentators to proclaim that current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has turned back the clock. Under his leadership, they say, Egypt has restored Mubarak’s authoritarian regime under a new dictator. (more…)


Why Egypt’s top general is so popular, and why he may run for president.

editor 11 November 2013

By Joel C. Rosenberg.. Will General Sisi run for the President of Egypt next year? The Egyptian military commander who overthrew the Mohammed Morsi regime and is waging an aggressive crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, is growing increasingly popular amongst the people of Egypt. Indeed, there is growing talk that when elections are held sometime in 2014, the General may be the prohibitive front-runner. (more…)


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