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 … [Read more...]

Andrew Levine: Netanyahu Gives Obama His Comeuppance

Illustration by Carlos Latuff

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 … [Read more...]

Israeli leaders set to repeat historical blunders

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by Uri Avnery | Sabbah Report: 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 … [Read more...]

Egypt and Israel heading for crisis

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By Jonathan Cook * | Sabbah Report | 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 … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS: Israeli Embassy in Cairo Under Siege

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By Dr. Ashraf Ezzat * | Sabbah Report | Demands: Embassy Closure and Withdrawal from The Camp David Accords in Wake of Renewed Attacks on Gaza Editor's notes: The western press and even Al Jazeera have failed to report today's demonstrations in Tahir Square, Cairo accurately. … [Read more...]

Rebranding Egypt’s Revolution

By Mamoon Alabbasi * | Sabbah Report | The revolution in Egypt came in spite of (or perhaps because of) a long-standing US backing of the dictatorship there. It was clear from the beginning that the protestors were united on one demand: namely that the unelected regime stand down or allow … [Read more...]

Winners and Losers in a Post-Mubarak Arab World

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By Yousef Munayyer * | Sabbah Report | Thirty years ago the Soviet Union was at the beginning of a long campaign in Afghanistan, the average person was lucky to have an advanced recording technology called a "VHS tape," and Mohammad Hosni Mubarak took control of Egypt, the most populous … [Read more...]

Egypt at Dawn’s Early Light

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By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | What's unfolding looks different than what protesters demand. World headlines partly reflect it, mostly outside America, especially on US television reporting an illusion of change, when, in fact, coup d'etat rule is in charge, headed by authoritarian … [Read more...]

Mubarak’s Failed Bait and Switch

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By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | On February 10, indications were he'd step down. He didn't, but now it's official, vice president Suleiman saying he resigned, handing power to Egypt's military. A New York Times alert said "a historic popular uprising transformed politics in Egypt and … [Read more...]

Egypt’s Focus Largely Ignores Palestine

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By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | In fact, repression throughout the Middle East is largely ignored except some reporting on protests in Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan, and Algeria, but they've faded with focus mainly on Egypt. Though important, most Arabs live in 21 other countries and … [Read more...]

Mubarak’s Thirty-Year Dictatorship

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By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | Throughout decades of brutal rule, Mubarak remained a steadfast US ally. As a result, Washington rewarded him generously. US administrations also ignored his crimes, corruption, and lawlessness, as late January released WikiLeaks cables reveal, showing … [Read more...]

We’re All Egyptians Now!

By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | And Tunisians, and Yemenis, and Algerians, and Jordanians, and Lebanese, and, of course, Palestinians, suffering for over six decades after Israel stole their historic homeland, over 43 years under brutal, suffocating occupation. Their struggle is ours, … [Read more...]

End Game in Egypt

By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | On February 3, New York Times writers Helene Cooper and Mark Landler headlined, "White House, Egypt Discuss Plan for Mubarak's Exit," saying: His administration is "discussing with Egyptian officials a proposal for (Mubarak) to resign immediately and … [Read more...]

As Tahrir Square goes so goes the Middle East?

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By Franklin Lamb * | Sabbah Report | It is difficult to overstate the potential for Egyptian citizens advancing universal aspirations for freedom, dignity and basic human rights now spreading from the determination of those who for more than a week have risked their lives while inspiring … [Read more...]

The spirit of Egypt’s Tahrir Square

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Mubarak's day of departure is his day of delay By Christopher King * | Sabbah Report | The people of Egypt restore one's faith in humanity's spirit and its aspirations. Despite vicious attacks by government thugs the demonstrators have remained peaceful while defending themselves. They … [Read more...]

Netanyahu & Co. must be proud of Mubarak and his thugs

By Alan Hart * | Sabbah Report | For many years I believed that Israel's leaders have no equals in the business of saying one thing and doing another. But Mubarak has proved me wrong. He went on television to tell Egyptians that he would be staying on for some months because only he could … [Read more...]

Israel Sides With Its Loyal Ally in Cairo

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By Lawrence Davidson * | Sabbah Report | Yesterday I watched Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu give a talk about the on-going events in Egypt. In essence he said that if the demonstrations against the 30 year old dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak succeeded the world would get an Iranian … [Read more...]

The Uprising, the Treason and Israel

By Dr. Ashraf Ezzat *, from Alexandria, Egypt for Sabbah Report History has always been one of my passions. Every passing moment has in a way contributed to our history on earth but only some of those moments made a change of history. From the monotheism of Akhenaten in ancient Egypt to the crucifixion … [Read more...]

Egypt’s Revolution: Obama Backing Regime Change?

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By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | In July 2003, a USAF Institute for National Security Studies report titled, "Egypt as a Failing State: Implications for US National Security" suggested "Mubarak's traditionally autocratic and oppressive short-term fixes" weren't working. As a result, … [Read more...]

The Downfall of Mubarak of Egypt

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By Dr. Ashraf Ezzat / from Alexandria, Egypt for Sabbah Report "Without beating around the bush or postponing or playing us for fools and without more false promises, we, the people of Egypt, demand all of our long forgotten rights to be granted and this time there is no turning back ... we have learned … [Read more...]

Middle East Intifadas

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By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | Initially in Tunisia, popular revolt spread regionally across North Africa and the Middle East, erupting in Algeria, Jordan, Egypt and Yemen. On January 27, Al Jazeera reported revolutionary fervor in Egypt, saying: "On Thursday, protesters hurled … [Read more...]

Arabs, Oh Arabs, Revolt Against America’s Tyrants

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By Mohamed Khodr* | Sabbah Report | "The greatest jihad is to speak the word of truth to a tyrant." --Islam's Beloved Prophet Muhammad One down, twenty one to go. The young man who burned himself alive in Tunis, Mohamed Bouazizi, was a university graduate prevented by police from … [Read more...]

Gaza Freedom March Wrap Up

  By Sana (Keffiyeh And Onions) I'm sure its going to take me some time to process everything that has happened in Cairo with the Gaza Freedom March over the past week or so but here are some of my initial thoughts and feelings. Bear in mind, these are my own opinions and reflections and they … [Read more...]

Obama’s Song and Dance in Cairo


By Dr. Elias Akleh Young athletic Obama reflects active energy whether running up the ladder stairs into his Air Force One plane, or giving speeches, such as the song-and-dance so-called historic speech to the Islamic World in Cairo University last Thursday June 4th. This was a very well written speech … [Read more...]