Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Egypt Tag

Escape from Freedom?

15:56 04 April in History, Misc, Politics, topics
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By Martin Berman-Gorvine As Passover approaches, I have been reading the psychologist Erich Fromm’s 1941 work, Escape from Freedom. Writing when Nazi Germany was at its height, Fromm sought the reasons why so many people felt their freedom to be “an intolerable burden” that they wished...

Egypt on the Edge

16:33 30 August in Politics
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By Adina RosenthalTensions in the Middle East have sadly reached a familiar high.  Recently, Gaza militants ambushed Israeli vehicles in southern Israel near Eilat, killing eight people in the deadliest attack in three years. In addition to this premeditated act of terrorism, militants launched more...

We, the (Arab) People

14:24 20 July in Latest, Politics
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By Aarian Marshall Like many people my age, I watched the Arab Spring on CNN, from my university’s Student Campus Center. Sometimes, someone would change the channel—March Madness was on, and basketball involves a crowd of people screaming plus the satisfaction of a conclusion in 90...

Israel Next on Arab Revolutionary Agendas

15:18 28 February in Politics
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By Gabriel Weinstein, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire [caption id="attachment_4687" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Yoram Peri, seated, and former Democratic Congressman Robert Wexler. SHFWire photo by Gabriel Weinstein"][/caption] On January 1, no one would have predicted protesters in Tahrir Square would oust Hosni Mubarak and Moammar Gadhafi’s iron grip over...

Accept Friend Request?

13:23 25 February in Arts & Culture, Culture, Politics
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by Amanda Walgrove It's Complicated between Israel and Egypt. After Israel Unfriended Turkey last year, she has only had one longstanding friend remaining in the Middle Eastern Network. Last month, many Egyptians responded that they would be attending what some have deemed the "Facebook Revolution" in...

Let My People Vote!

13:10 16 February in Latest, Politics
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By Steven Philp Egypt may lack a president, but it is not bereft of direction. Meeting two primary demands of pro-democracy protestors, Egyptian military leaders have dissolved the parliament, suspended the constitution and set a schedule for drafting a new one ahead of September elections. As...