Egypt Newslinks for 13 June 2011

13 June 2011 —

Reports: US man held in Egypt as Israeli spy
CAIRO — Egypt arrested a man on Sunday — identified in Israeli media reports as a US citizen — suspected of spying for Israel and recruiting agents to destabilize Egypt, a prosecutor and judicial sources said. A 19-year-old woman who is seven months …

Egypt Resumes Exporting Natural Gas to Israel, Official Says
By Ola Galal – Mon Jun 13 09:38:38 GMT 2011 Egypt resumed exporting natural
gas to Israel and Jordan at unspecified test levels, said an official at
state-owned Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co. The shipments started June 10
after repairs following an …

Arab Spring Leaves Egypt In An Economic Slump
Tourism has dropped since the revolution that removed President Hosni
Mubarak from office, and Egypt’s economy is sagging. A vegetable seller
waits for customers at Ataba market in Cairo. Tourism has dropped since the
revolution that removed President …

Egypt’s Christians fear ‘uncaged’ Salafists
Catholic Herald Online
It turned out that in the face of unrelenting government opposition, Coptic
clergy in this part of Upper Egypt had devised a cunning plan to create a
chapel. Using the opening in the roof, they had passed building materials
through from the …

Pushkin statue unveiled in Egypt
The Voice of Russia
The first statue of Russia’s most beloved poet Alexander Pushkin was
unveiled in Egypt on Russia Day, June 12th . The monument, presented to the
people of Egypt by Russian sculptor Grigory Pototsky, will be put on
display at the Ancient Library of …

Egypt resumes Iraq flights after 21 years
Egyptian Gazette
CAIRO – Egypt’s national carrier Egyptair will start operating direct
flights to Iraq next month for the first time in 21 years, the chairman of
the Egyptair holding company told AFP on Monday. Hussein Massoud said
services to Baghdad and Arbil, …

Could Egypt Become the World’s Most Advanced Democracy?
Huffington Post
Even if the military allows free and fair elections, and Copts and Muslims
learn to work out their differences peaceably, true democracy will fail to
emerge in Egypt unless its people turn their attention to one critical
factor that is going largely …

Main suspect in 2009 Egypt bombing captured : sources
Reuters Africa
It was the first fatal attack on tourists in Egypt since bombs killed at
least 23 people at an Egyptian resort in the Sinai peninsula in 2006.
Security sources said the 39-year-old Egyptian, identified as Khaled
Mahmoud Mostafa, had repeatedly …

Egypt backs French candidate for IMF top post
Al-Masry Al-Youm
Egypt has formally voiced its support for France’s candidate for the post
of International Monetary Fund (IMF) director, Christine Lagarde. Lagarde
visited Egypt on Sunday, meeting with the ministers of finance and foreign
affairs. …

NYT: US funds censor-evading Internet work
The idea, unsurprisingly in light of the role the Internet played in
popular movements in Egypt and elsewhere, is to bypass authorities who can
restrict information exchange or, as in the case of Egypt, shut it down
altogether. …

Feature film tackles sexual harassment in Egypt
ABC Online
BRENDAN TREMBATH: Many women, including both locals and foreigners have
been sexually harassed by strangers on the streets in Cairo and other big
cities in Egypt. But the Government denies there’s a real problem. The
makers of a new feature film hope …

Egypt’s sukuk ‘Arab Spring’ beckoning
Arab News
By MUSHTAK PARKER | ARAB NEWS Any euphoria about Egypt becoming the latest
haven for sukuk origination should be immediately tempered with the reality
that Egypt is a country in transition with elections — both parliamentary
and presidential — due …

No to Military Trials, Yes to meeting with Egypt’s military rulers
Ahram Online
Representatives of the No to Military Trials campaign have been invited to
meet with members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) today,
according to a press release issued by the campaign. “We were surprised to
receive such an invitation, …,-Yes-to-meeting-with-Egypt%E2%80%99s.aspx

Gaza: Civilians exit at Egypt, limited goods enter via Israel
Ma’an News Agency
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The two access points to the Gaza Strip operated at
their status quo Monday, with 230 truckloads of goods expected to enter via
Israel and limited numbers set to cross out of the enclave via Egypt.
Egyptian officials at the Rafah …

ElBaradei calls on political forces to put aside differences
Al-Masry Al-Youm
In his meetings with youths from different governorates over the last three
days, ElBaradei said Egypt needs a social and economic leap that only the
will of the people can achieve. “You are Egypt’s hope,” he told them.
“And your voice is heard. …

Sharaf: I personally support postponing parliamentary elections
Al-Masry Al-Youm
Egypt will not retreat from the path of democracy, said Prime Minister
Essam Sharaf on Saturday, adding that he personally supports the idea of
postponing the parliamentary elections slated for September. During a
meeting on Saturday evening with …

Renowned Islamic preacher returns to Egypt after 13 years in exile
Al-Masry Al-Youm
A prominent Islamic preacher on Sunday returned to Egypt from the United
Arab Emirates after 13 years in exile. After leaving Egypt and traveling to
several other countries, Omar Abdel Kafy settled in Dubai, where he
presented religious TV shows. …

Breaking: Egypt’s economy shrinks 4.2 per cent in first quarter 2011
Ahram Online
Egypt’s GDP saw negative growth of 4.2 per cent in the first quarter of
2011, official data showed on Sunday. Minister of Planning, Fayza Abul
Naga, announced the economic indicators at a press conference, declaring
tourism the sector most affected by …–per-cent-in-first.aspx

IAA President visits various media establishments in Egypt
Bahrain News Agency
Cairo, June 12 (BNA) President of the Information Affairs Authority (IAA)
Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa on the sidelines of his visit to Egypt
conducted a tour of the Public Inquiries Authority associated with the
Egyptian Ministry of …

Uncertainty and optimism in Egypt | The Middle East Channel
By Marc Lynch
But polarization over the role of Islamists in the new Egypt and questions
about the future of the revolution are on the minds of Egyptians, too.
Answers to those questions are being hammered out in ways which frustrate
many, …

Egypt & the ‘Arab Spring’ — Winds Of Jihad By SheikYerMami
By sheikyermami
In April, Egypt’s new government appointed a Christian to be Qena’s new
governor, replacing another Christian who had held the post under Mr.
Mubarak. The Salafis responded by demanding a Muslim governor and
organizing mass protests, …

Egypt opposition leader may not run for president | The Associated …
By The Associated Press
Egyptian pro-democracy campaigner Mohamed ElBaradei said in a televised
interview aired Sunday he is not sure he will run for president, because
there has not been not enough debate about the future of the country.

Egypt opposition leader may not run for president –
ElBaradei, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, is a
favorite of some leaders of the uprising that unseated President Hosni
Mubarak, but polls show he has little electoral support. The Mubarak regime
was faulted …

U.N.–Egypt “long way” from democracy | SHOAH
By admin
GENEVA: Egypt has a long way to go to achieve real democracy despite the
popular uprising that toppled authoritarian president Hosni Mubarak four
months ago, a United Nations human rights team said Friday. The four-member
group, …

Alleged ‘spy’ in Egypt is US citizen, IDF paratrooper | New Middle …
By admin
Ilan Grapel, the alleged Mossad agent arrested on Sunday in Egypt, is an
American citizen who served in the IDF Paratrooper’s Brigade during the
Second Lebanon War and interned last summer at the Israeli Supreme Court.

Egypt detains Israeli officer | Top Stories | BigPond News
Egyptian authorities have arrested an alleged Israeli officer on charges of

Egypt Opposition Leader ElBaradei May Not Run For President | iTREVINO
I read with dismay the reports of repeated assaults on Copts in Egypt.
Here’s a Wall Street Journal account (June 11): Five weeks after the fall
of the Egyptian regime, Ayman Anwar Mitri’s apartment was torched. When he
showed up to …

The Angry Arab News Service » Crackdown on Labor in Egypt
By As’ad
“After the International Labor Organization rewarded Essam Sharaf’s cabinet
by removing Egypt’s name from its black list, the government continues its
crackdown on the labor movement. Police is trying to smash the Bani Sueif
Cement …

Egypt’s military clamp down on bloggers « 3arabawy
By 3arabawy
My full support goes to the Spanish protesters
The almighty Israeli spies · Egypt’s military clamp down on bloggers · 3arabawy BookMarx 06/12/2011 (p.m.) · 3arabawy BookMarx …

Upheaval in Egypt – Amr Salama, filmmaker, received 300 GB footage …
By Steffen Konrath
Beet TV :: Amr Salama, an Egyptian filmmaker and a central figure in
creating the alternative media universe during the revolution in Egypt, is
finishing a documentary about the historic events. his Twitter account, he
received 300 GB …

Egypt says Israeli spy arrested – Middle East – Al Jazeera English
State TV says suspect arrived after January 25 revolution, seeking to
“incite chaos and sectarian strife”.

IRIN Middle East | EGYPT/ISRAEL: Tortured for ransom in the Sinai …
“We salute our colleagues in Egypt working to protect and defend the rights
of refugees and call on Egyptian authorities immediately to put an end to
the …

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