Muslim Brotherhood Wins Egyptian Elections

Muslim Brotherhood Wins Egyptian Elections June 24, 2012 16:49 by Pesach Benson Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. As today’s Israel Daily News Stream went to press, Egypt’s Presidential Election Commission declared Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi […]

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Celebrating Mursi's victory in Cairo

Analyst: Cold Peace with Egypt will become Hostile Peace

Egypt’s new president, Mohammed Mursi, will turn the “cold peace” with Israel into a “hostile peace,” predicts Channel 2 News‘s veteran Arab affairs expert, Ehud Yaari. When Anwar Sadat was president, Mursi established “The Egyptian Society for Fighting Zionism,” Yaari writes in an article on Channel 2 News‘s website. “He devoted his whole adult life […]

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Egyptian presidential candidate Mohamed Mursi

Egyptian Beats Pregnant Wife to Death For Not Voting for Mursi

An Egyptian plumber in Alexandria beat his pregnant wife to death upon learning that she had not voted for Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohammed Mursi, the Egyptian daily al-Wafd reported on Sunday. According to police reports, the initial argument between the unnamed couple escalated into a violent death, despite the please of the battered and […]

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Egyptian Terror Strikes Israel

Egyptian Terror Strikes Israel June 18, 2012 14:28 by Pesach Benson Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. Terrorists infiltrating from Egypt killed an Israeli this morning. News services were quick on the attack. Yesterday, Haaretz reported […]

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Egypt: Brotherhood Claims Lead 2 Hours After Polls Close

The Muslim Brotherhood declared early Monday that its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won Egypt’s presidential election. The Associated Press reported that at a pre-dawn press conference declaring their win, officials from the fundamentalist group, banned for decades and repeatedly subjected to crackdowns under former President Hosni Mubarak’s rule, were ebullient and smiling. Final official results are […]

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Egypt Drifts Away from Democracy

Egypt has been plunged into confusion by the judicial coup mounted against the recently elected parliament, which was dissolved by a ruling of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court. The Egyptian army undoubtedly acted behind the scenes, using the court as a sock puppet to limit the power of the Muslim Brotherhood, which dominated the parliamentary elections […]

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Egypt’s Slow-Motion Coup

Egypt’s rocky transition to democracy has been further complicated by a judicial ruling today that dissolved parliament and sets the stage for renewed public protests and intensifying political struggle. A presidential runoff election is scheduled to begin Saturday, but the next president is likely to inherit a country with few effective institutions outside of the […]

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Muslim Cleric: Jerusalem to be Capital of Egypt Under Mursi Rule (VIDEO)

If Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi were to become president, Egypt’s capital would no longer be Cairo, but would be Jerusalem, a prominent Egyptian cleric said at a presidential campaign rally, which was aired by an Egyptian private television channel. “Our capital shall not be Cairo, Mecca or Medina. It shall be Jerusalem with God’s […]

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