The Camp David treaty is not a sacred text

Camp David treaty

It is quite heartening that leaders of the Egyptian Muslim Brothers are speaking of their disdain and contempt of the 1979 Peace Treaty between Egypt and Israel. It seems also prudent that the Islamist party, evidently the largest in Egypt, will not embark on a rash feat that could invite uncalculated … [Read more...]

The Flotilla embodies the Arab Spring spirit

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By Yousef Munayyer * | Sabbah Report | Earlier this year we watched with amazement as hundreds of thousands of Arabs charged into the streets of their cities demanding reform. The uprisings led to the departure of several leaders who had ruled for decades and also tested (and continue to … [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...]

What next?

By Paul J. Balles * | Sabbah Report | Revolutions raise more questions than answers. The prime one: What happens after the thrill of protest victory wears off? Zen master Alan Watts once said there are only four basic questions that apply to anything: What are we going to do? Who's … [Read more...]

Freedom From Arab Tyrants Will Free Palestine

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By Mohamed Khodr* | Sabbah Report | "This must be a world of democracy and respect for human rights, a world freed from the horrors of poverty, hunger, deprivation and ignorance, relieved of the threat and the scourge of civil wars and external aggression and unburdened of the great tragedy … [Read more...]

Israeli media “fears” the new Egypt

By Neve Gordon * | Sabbah Report | Over the past three weeks the Israeli media has been extremely interested in Egypt. During the climatic days of the unprecedented demonstrations, television news programmes spent most of their airtime covering the protests, while the daily papers … [Read more...]

Our Multiple Realities Mess

By Lawrence Davidson * | Sabbah Report | Part I - The Security Council Resolution and Veto The inspiring moments when President Obama appeared before the cameras, and thus the world, to declare that the dictator Hosni Mubarak must step down and the people of Egypt given the inalienable … [Read more...]

Mind-sets and revolutions

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By Paul J. Balles * | Sabbah Report | There's an old saying about closed minds that goes "My mind is made up; don't confuse me with the facts." "Facts still matter..." said journalist and broadcaster Bill Moyers, quoting Thomas Jefferson, who proclaimed, "Whenever the people are … [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...]

The Egyptian army’s weapons problem

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By Christopher King * | Sabbah Report | I notice that the Americans are talking about "helping" and "guiding" Egypt to democracy. I would have thought that the Egyptian people have demonstrated that they are perfectly capable of dispensing with help from the United States. It's very doubtful … [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...]

We Are the Arab Youth, We Know Not the Impossible

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By Mohamed Khodr* | Sabbah Report | "There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit." --Napoleon Bonaparte Two Arab Tyrants Down, Twenty to Go. Freedom!! How sweet its sound, how delicious its taste, … [Read more...]

Hold the Celebration: Egypt’s Struggle Just Began

By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | Hopefully beneath celebratory euphoria, Egyptians know ousting Mubarak was simple, especially since Washington long wanted him out. Covertly with Egypt's military, it facilitated long-planned regime purging for with new faces under old policies. In … [Read more...]

Will democracy in Egypt benefit the Palestinians?

By Alan Hart * | Sabbah Report | For decades, and despite much rhetoric to the contrary, American-led Western policy has been to prefer Arab dictatorship (authoritarianism in various forms) to Arab democracy. This preference was determined by two main assessments. One was that corrupt and … [Read more...]

On the wrong side of history: Obama’s wavering on Egypt

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By Uri Avnery * | Sabbah Report | Until the very last moment, the Israeli leadership tried to keep Hosni Mubarak in power. It was hopeless. Even the mighty United States was impotent when faced with this tsunami of popular outrage. In the end it settled for second best: a pro-Western … [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...]

Freedom dawns in Egypt

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Long live the revolution By Christopher King * | Sabbah Report | Congratulations to the people of Europe in forcing their despotic ruler out. There is some distance to go but they are on the road to form a genuine democracy. Their army has done what is right and in fact it always hinted … [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...]

People Power v. Duplicity in Egypt and Washington

By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | Inspired by Tunisia's uprising, Egyptians chose January 25 (the National Police Day holiday) to begin street demonstrations, rallies and marches, demanding regime change, no ifs, ands or buts if they stay resolute. Initially, small numbers in front … [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...]

Hey, Arabs: You Vote, We Decide

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By Mohamed Khodr* | Sabbah Report | "Truly, God does not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves." (Quran 13:11) "When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right." --Victor Hugo FREEDOM!!! Yes, the Arabs have finally awakened and found their … [Read more...]

Palestine is the key to Arab democracy

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Protesters in Egypt and Tunisia can learn from events in Palestine, the region's barometer for reform By Sam Bahour* | Sabbah Report | Current events in Egypt and Tunisia have the entire region and beyond glued to their television sets. The all-too-spoken-about Arab street has risen, … [Read more...]