Joseph Massad: Palestinians, Egyptian Jews and propaganda

"The statements made by Issam al-Aryan, a senior leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, calling on Egyptian Jews in Israel to return home, are hardly novel," writes author (AFP)

Despite claims to the contrary, it isn't all sunshine and rainbows when Jewish Egyptians reflect on Egypt. By Joseph Massad The current propaganda war in Egypt about the Palestinians and about Egyptian Jews, which was provoked by the recent pronouncements of Issam al-Aryan, a senior leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, is nothing but a distraction from the real … [Read more...]

Chris Hedges: Egypt’s New Pharaoh And The Useful Idiots

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When Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 14 years in exile on Feb. 1, 1979, he set out to destroy the secular opposition forces, including the Communist Party of Iran, which had been instrumental in bringing down the shah. Khomeini’s declaration of an Islamic government, supported by referendum, saw him rewrite the constitution, close opposition newspapers and … [Read more...]

Andrew Levine: Netanyahu Gives Obama His Comeuppance

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Grand Bargains Are No Match for Aircraft and Drones By Andrew Levine Pity the reporters and editors of the "quality press" and their NPR counterparts who must struggle to reinforce one of conventional wisdom's more preposterous tenets: that Israel has to massacre Gazans every now and then to protect its citizens from "terrorist" rocket attacks. Pity them all the more if … [Read more...]

Israeli leaders set to repeat historical blunders

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by Uri Avnery | Sabbah Report: www.sabbah.biz I am sitting here writing this article 39 years to the minute from that moment when the sirens started screaming, announcing the beginning of the war. A minute before, total quiet reigned, as it does now. No traffic, no activity in the street, except a few children riding bicycles. Yom Kippur, the holiest day for Jews, reigned … [Read more...]

Egypt and Israel heading for crisis

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By Jonathan Cook * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Israeli officials have expressed alarm at a succession of moves by the interim Egyptian government that they fear signal an impending crisis in relations with Cairo. The widening rift was underscored on 4 May when leaders of the rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation pact in the Egyptian … [Read more...]