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Egypt (News/Activism)

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  • Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, UAE welcome Trump peace plan

    01/28/2020 7:50:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    JP ^ | JANUARY 29, 2020 04:31 | By OMRI NAHMIAS
    WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, and the UAE on Tuesday issued statements welcoming the Trump administration's peace plan. "The Kingdom reiterates its support for all efforts aimed at reaching a just and comprehensive resolution to the Palestinian cause," said the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "The kingdom appreciates the efforts of President Trump's administration to develop a comprehensive peace plan between the Palestinian and the Israeli sides, and encourages the start of direct peace negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, under the auspices of the United States," the statement reads. It also called to resolve any disagreements with...
  • Egypt calls for dialogue over U.S. Mideast peace plan

    01/28/2020 12:22:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 28, 2020 | by Aidan Lewis
    CAIRO - Egypt called on Tuesday on Palestinians and Israelis to carefully consider a peace plan announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, with a view to resuming negotiations. “Egypt calls on the two relevant parties to undertake a careful and thorough consideration of the U.S. vision to achieve peace and open channels of dialogue, under U.S. auspices, for the resumption of negotiations,” a statement said.
  • The Countries Where It’s Most Dangerous to Be a Christian in 2020 [North Korea;Afghanistan;Somalia;Libya;Pakistan;Eritrea;Sudan;Yemen;Iran;India

    01/20/2020 3:59:59 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 11 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | January 18, 2020 | Joe Carter
    Around the world, more than 260 million Christians—one of every eight believers—experience high levels of persecution, just for following Jesus. For the past 28 years, the Open Doors World Watch List has offered a global indicator of countries where human and religious rights are being violated, and those countries most vulnerable to societal unrest and destabilization. During the 2020 World Watch List [https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/the-countries-where-its-most-dangerous-to-be-a-christian-in-2020/] reporting period, in the top 50 countries, a total of 9,488 churches or Christian buildings were attacked; 3,711 Christians were detained without trial, arrested, sentenced and imprisoned; and 2,983 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons. On average,...
  • Donald Trump Stumbles Into a Foreign-Policy Triumph

    01/17/2020 12:58:01 PM PST · by edwinland · 87 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JANUARY 17, 2020 | TOM MCTAGUE
    A year and a half into Donald Trump’s presidency, Henry Kissinger set out a theory. “I think Trump may be one of those figures in history who appears from time to time to mark the end of an era and to force it to give up its old pretences,” he told the Financial Times. “It doesn’t necessarily mean that he knows this, or that he is considering any great alternative. It could just be an accident.” A term has been coined to describe this notion: Ryan Evans of War on the Rocks calls them “Trumportunities.” It is the idea that,...
  • What's behind Haftar's refusal to sign Libya deal?

    01/16/2020 8:21:52 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | Issued on: 14/01/2020 - 17:44Modified: 14/01/2020 - 17:43 | AFP
    Military strongman Khalifa Haftar's reluctance to sign up to a Turkish-Russian orchestrated ceasefire accord underlines the complexity of Libya's conflict and pressures exerted by key foreign players, analysts say. He left Moscow on Tuesday without signing a permanent truce aimed at ending nine months of fighting against the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez al-Sarraj. His abrupt departure was a setback for an international diplomatic push, after Sarraj had signed up to halting Haftar's offensive to seize Tripoli from the GNA. For Emad Badi of the Washington-based Middle East Institute, there are two plausible explanations for Haftar...
  • SDC: We are members of third Cairo Conference, Egypt supports our position

    01/16/2020 12:02:16 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    North-Press Agency - Raqqa ^ | 2020-01-16 12:02:36 | Agid Mishmish
    Riyad Dirar, the co-chair of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces SDF, stressed that they are among those who are inviting but not invited to the Third Cairo Conference, because they are from the preparatory committee of it. He stressed Egypt's important role in the political solution in Syria and that it supports their position in facing "Turkish aggression" in the region. Dirar said in a statement to North-Press, that the Syrian Democratic Council is included in the preparatory committee for "Cairo 3" conference, and they are seeking to develop the road map...
  • Iran: Kurdish independence to ‘create another Israel’ – Ayatollah Jannati

    09/20/2017 7:55:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Hardline conservative Chairman of Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati asserted that Kurdistan’s bid for independence from Iraq is an attempt to “disintegrate” and “create another Israel” in the region, speaking at a session of the Assembly of Experts of Leadership in Tehran, Tuesday. Jannati stressed that “today’s important issue about Kurdistan is the climate that they want to disintegrate there and create another Israel in this region.” He went on to call on the Assembly of Experts to “strongly stand up against them because this situation is the demand of the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel,” which he said...
  • Lara Logan on brutal attack that nearly killed her: 'I may have been a victim that night, but I am not a victim' (Egypt)

    01/09/2020 11:08:19 PM PST · by knighthawk · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 9 2020 | Matt London
    "I may have been a victim that night, but I am not a victim for the rest of my life," said veteran foreign correspondent Lara Logan describing the mindset she adopted in the aftermath of a brutal attack and rape by a mob in Cairo's Tahrir Square in 2011 -- the night that former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak was overthrown. In an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on her show "Mornings with Maria" on Thursday, Logan talked about how the experience impacted her. "I think that one of the most significant things for me was that... I had...
  • US-led forces halt operations against ISIS amid threat of retaliation from Iran

    01/05/2020 11:13:18 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 05, 2020 11:40 AM | Tim Pearce
    American-led coalition forces have paused operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as officials brace for a strike by Iran. President Trump authorized a drone strike on Thursday that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, one of Iran’s highest-ranking and most powerful officials. Iran has vowed retaliation for the strike. Forces led by the United States in the region are now focused on preparing for a potential attack and have temporarily stopped pursuing ISIS targets. In a statement, the Combined Joint Task ForceOperation Inherent Resolve said, "Repeated rocket attacks over the last two months by elements of Kata'ib Hezbollah...
  • Muslim nations exploring gold, barter system to beat sanctions

    12/23/2019 8:41:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 21, 2019 | John Levine
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at the Kuala Lumpur Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Muslim nations looking to fight back against future sanctions are exploring an age-old approach — using gold dinar and bartering. Leaders from Qatar, Iran, Malaysia and Turkey met during the Islamic summit in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the matter this week. “With the world witnessing nations making unilateral decisions to impose such punitive measures, Malaysia and other nations must always bear in mind that it can be imposed on any of us,” Malaysia’s 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told Reuters. “I have suggested that...
  • Why NATO Should Expel Turkey

    12/22/2019 6:49:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 22, 2019 | Steve Postal
    In response to the U.S. Senate recognizing the Armenian Genocide, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to close two military bases (one American and one NATO) on its soil. This led U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper to openly question Turkey’s commitment to NATO. Two days later, The Telegraph broke a story that Hamas uses Turkey’s territory to plot attacks on Israel, which included plans to assassinate the then-mayor of Jerusalem and the chief of police, as well as a well-known advocate of Jews’ rights to pray on the Temple Mount. These two developments are part of a larger pattern...
  • Senate unanimously passes bill to recognize Armenian genocide

    12/12/2019 5:16:41 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 12, 2019 | Bob Fredericks
    The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide in Turkey more than a century ago — a slap at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has denounced the effort. ... The bipartisan effort could be the first step in a response to Erdogan for buying Russian weapons systems. Erdogan visited the White House this fall and held a meeting alongside Trump with Republican senators, temporarily delaying the Senate’s actions against Turkey. ... The House of Representatives last month voted 405-11 in favor of a resolution asserting that it would be US policy to commemorate the killing of...
  • Squad members oppose Israeli-Palestinian 'two-state solution' resolution, aligning with GOP

    12/07/2019 5:25:21 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 10 replies
    faux ^ | 12/07/2019 | Danielle Wallace
    The U.S. House approved a Democrat-backed resolution Friday calling for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- but did so without support from the four far-left freshmen congresswomen known as "the Squad."
  • Greenblatt: A hypocritical and political decision

    11/12/2019 3:54:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/19 | Elad Benari
    Jason Greenblatt, the former US Representative for International Negotiations on Tuesday denounced the ruling by the European Court of Justice that all EU member states must label products from Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights as ones manufactured in an Israeli “settlement”. “A hypocritical/political decision! So-called ‘settlements’ are actually cities & neighborhoods; nonsense to pretend otherwise. Peace will only come-if at all-via direct negotiations. This decision harms prospects for peace & ultimately hurts Palestinians,” said Greenblatt. Israel’s foreign ministry said earlier it “strongly rejects” the EU court’s ruling, decrying a "double standard". The secretary general of the...
  • Iran has world’s ‘fastest-growing church,’ despite no buildings - and it's mostly led by women: documentary

    12/03/2019 3:03:33 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 27, 2019 | Caleb Parke
    the story of the "fastest-growing church" in the world, an underground, persecuted Christian movement in a country known for exporting radical Islamic terrorism — Iran. People in Iran.. are fleeing Islam in droves as believers bow their knee to Jesus .. Sheep Among Wolves ... God is moving powerfully inside of Iran ... the best evangelist for Jesus was the Ayatollah Khomeini.. The ayatollahs brought the true face of Islam to light and people discovered it was a lie...After 40 years under Islamic law — a utopia according to them — they’ve had the worst devastation in the 5,000-year history...
  • The Evidence is Cut in Stone: A Compelling Argument for Lost High Technology in Ancient Egypt

    12/03/2019 12:54:33 PM PST · by wildbill · 151 replies
    Ancient Origens ^ | August 2017 | Brien Forrester
    Most people know of the great construction achievements of the dynastic Egyptians such as the pyramids and temples of the Giza Plateau area as well as the Sphinx. Many books and videos show depictions of vast work forces hewing blocks of stone in the hot desert sun and carefully setting them into place. However, some of these amazing works could simply not have been made by these people during the time frame that we call dynastic Egypt. Up until the 7th century BC there was very little iron present in Egypt, as this material only became commonly used once the...
  • How street protests across Middle East threaten Iran’s power: The weakening of Shia dominance

    11/25/2019 2:50:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/2/5/2019
    Turmoil in Baghdad, paralysis in Beirut and flames of unrest in Tehran; it has been a bad few months for Iran at home and elsewhere in the Middle East, where more than a decade of advances are being slowed, not by manoeuvrings on battlefields or legislatures – but the force of protest movements. Early last week, Iran went dark for four days by closing its internet connections down. Even for the country’s autocratic leadership, this was a drastic step. But such are the stakes for a regime that is increasingly facing obstacles across its hubs of Shia influence. And those...
  • French minister criticizes US over ‘unanswered’ Iran attacks

    11/23/2019 8:54:58 AM PST · by Mariner · 37 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | November 23rd, 2019 | JON GAMBRELL
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France’s defense minister criticized the U.S. on Saturday over what she described as “unanswered” attacks in recent months threatening the Persian Gulf, warning that the decades-long American deterrence in the oil-rich region appeared to be losing its power. Florence Parly separately said France “deplored” both U.S. President Donald Trump’s unilateral withdrawal of America from Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers that led to the re-imposition of crushing sanctions, as well as Tehran recently breaking the deal’s enrichment, stockpile and centrifuge limits. While saying France would continue to talk to Iran, her speech before...
  • Leading Democrats Call for Conditioning Military Aid to Israel

    Three leading Democratic presidential candidates recently endorsed a new policy regarding U.S. military aid to Israel: It should be conditioned on Israel embracing policies toward the Palestinians favored by American progressives. At the J Street conference last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) demanded that Israel "fundamentally change" its approach to terrorist-controlled Gaza, adding, "I think it is fair to say that some [U.S. military aid to Israel] should go right now into humanitarian aid in Gaza." Israeli officials believe such moves would enable Hamas to import more weapons and lead to another war. South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg...
  • Watch: US says Israeli courts determine legality of settlements

    11/18/2019 12:08:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/19 | Gary Willig
    You Tube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=bIRDP7Kju3c&feature=emb_logo