by | Jul 11, 2019

Speakers at a recent memorial service held in a southern suburb of Chicago for the late deposed president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, called his removal from power in 2013 a Western and Arab conspiracy to throttle democracy and oppose the…

by | Oct 3, 2018

This past month marks 40 years since the Egypt-Israel Camp David Peace Accords and 25 years since the PLO-Israel Oslo Accords. Washington ultimately brokered both accords but they differed dramatically in their implementation. While the Egyptian-Israeli peace remains cold and…

by | Nov 28, 2017

On November 17, 2017, I read what was written about me in your newspaper [“‘Journalist’ Ayat Oraby: Mainstream or Extreme?” by Samantha Rose Mandeles], and before commenting on what was written, let me share with you some memories of the…

by | Nov 14, 2017

On October 20, 54 Egyptian policemen were killed in a firefight with “militants” in the desert, 80 miles from Cairo. Local media reported the police were attacked by the Hasm Movement, a terrorist organization that the Egyptian government claims is…

by | Aug 24, 2017

The Trump administration is picking a fight with Egypt, denying $95 million in aid and delaying another $195 million because Egypt is failing to make progress on respecting human rights and democracy. The Egyptian foreign ministry released a statement arguing…

by | Apr 26, 2017

As the prototypical progressive Jesuit, Pope Francis prides himself on his “ecumenism.” He oozes enthusiasm for every religion except his own. At the top of his list of favorite religions is the Church’s fiercest adversary — Islam. He often sounds more…

by | Aug 12, 2016

The other day, Abraham Miller wrote about the efforts of BDS activists to dehumanize, delegitimize and disengage with Israelis in any way, shape or form up to and including the Rio Olympics. He cited the recent refusal of the Lebanese…

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