The deposed Egyptian President, 67-year-old Mohammed Morsi from the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood collapsed in court and died during his espionage trial.
By the Associated Press, Ynet
Egypt’s former president, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country’s first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, collapsed in court during a trial and died, state TV and his family said.
The 67-year-old Morsi had just addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he is kept in during sessions and warning that he had “many secrets” he could reveal, a judicial official said. Continue Reading »
After Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi had previously been sentenced to life in prison & death in other cases, the former president was given another severe sentence in his 4th conviction by an Egyptian court.
By Roi Kais, AP
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi to 40 years in prison after he was convicted on charges relating to an espionage case involving the alleged passing of classified Egyptian documents to Qatar
. Six other defendants in the case, including two Al-Jazeera employees, were sentenced to death.
Morsi behind bars. – Photo: AP
Morsi, the case’s top defendant, and two of his aides were sentenced to 25 years in prison. Continue Reading »
New policy comes just days after suicide bomb that killed 16 at an Egyptian Police station.
Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claims responsibility for this week’s attack.
The Egyptian government intensified its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday, formally listing the group as a terrorist organization after accusing it of carrying out a suicide bomb attack on a police station that killed 16 people.
The Brotherhood on Tuesday condemned the attack in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, north of Cairo. Earlier on Wednesday, a Sinai-based Islamist group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, claimed responsibility for the attack that also wounded some 140 people. Continue Reading »
Cairo says without Abbas’ PA forces, Rafah border crossing will remain closed.
Hamas officials furious, calling the decision a “conspiracy”.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
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Egypt won’t reopen the Rafah border crossing unless forces loyal to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas are allowed to return to the terminal, the PLO ambassador in Cairo, Barakat al-Farra, announced on Saturday.
A member of Hamas security forces rides a motorcycle on the border between Egypt and southern Gaza. – Photo: REUTERS
Hamas said the announcement proved that the Gaza Strip was facing a “conspiracy.”
Abbas’s presidential guard was in control of the border crossing between 2005 and 2007, when Hamas expelled the PA from the Gaza Strip.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center commends Sec. of State Kerry for directly confronting Turkish PM Erdogan’s slanderous accusation against the ‘Bedrock’ of the Jewish People.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center commended U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday for directly confronting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s slanderous accusation in which he called Zionism a “crime against humanity”.
“Secretary Kerry is to be commended for publically objecting to Erdogan’s outrageous attack against Zionism, the bedrock of the Jewish people’s historic narrative,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the leading Jewish human rights organization. Continue Reading »
The New York Times said it had obtained video of a speech by Morsi in which he urged Egyptians to “nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred” for Jews and Zionists. The paper said that months later, Morsi described Zionists as “these bloodsuckers who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs.”
Jonathan S. Tobin
The truth about the disgusting anti-Semitism that is at the core of the belief system of the Muslim Brotherhood government of Egypt is finally gaining the attention it deserves. As we wrote yesterday, the belated coverage given by the New York Times yesterday puts the Obama administration’s embrace of the regime of President Mohamed Morsi in an extremely unflattering light. Continue Reading »
We must be teachers who wipe away their hatred. We must know we are dealing with ignorance, not with an enemy. Those who disagree and favor war must not forget that if the problem is ignorance, then guns, rockets, war, rage and hatred are of no use. They just encourage the ignorant to be more hateful.
By Aylin Kocaman
Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s new head of state, called the Jews in 2010 “sons of apes and pigs”
Mohamed Morsi, President of Egypt
Morsi addresses Jews in this way in a video clip that has recently appeared in the press, together with an even worse expression. Continue Reading »
5 killed and more than 350 injured in clashes between protesters & police as Morsi’s deputy seeks an end to the crisis.
At least four tanks deployed outside the Egyptian presidential palace Thursday on a street where supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi had been clashing, witnesses said.
Egyptians walk past an army tank deployed near the presidential palace in Cairo Thursday. – Photo: AFP
Three armored troop carriers were also in the street outside the palace. The soldiers’ badges identified them as members of the Republican Guard, whose duties include guarding the presidency. Continue Reading »
“Preventing Hamas from re-arming is just one step in helping to prevent violence from erupting again.”
WASHINGTON (JTA) — A bipartisan slate of U.S. senators urged Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to crack down on arms smuggling into the Gaza Strip.
“In order for the cease-fire to hold, it is imperative that your government bolster its efforts to halt all weapons smuggling taking place via both overland and underground routes,” said the letter, which was initiated by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), and signed by another 16 senators.
In the letter, sent Tuesday, the senators said they were “encouraged” by the “constructive role” Morsi played in brokering a cease-fire to the most recent Hamas-Israel conflict in the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »
4-way meeting on Gaza to take place in Cairo at Morsi’s invitation.
CAIRO – Egypt’s president will hold four-way talks with the Qatari emir, the prime minister of Turkey and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in Cairo on Saturday to discuss the Gaza crisis, a presidential source said.
MOHAMED MORSI, center, prays at Al-Azhar mosque in – Photo: REUTERS
Egypt has been working to reinstate a truce between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, after an informal truce brokered by Cairo broke down.
Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense on Wednesday with the declared aim of deterring Hamas from launching cross-border rocket salvos that have plagued southern Israel for years. Continue Reading »
Egyptian president vows that his country will ‘stop this brutal aggression’ against Gaza, threatening: ‘If I see the homeland in danger, I won’t hesitate to take unusual steps.’
By Roi Kais
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi sharpened his tone against Israel on Friday, while Palestinian terrorists continued to fire rockets into southern Israel and Tel Aviv.
Morsi. – Photo: AFP
After concluding the Friday prayer at a mosque in Cairo, Morsi warned Israel of the consequences of its strikes in Gaza. According to the al-Shorouk newspaper, Morsi tweeted on his Twitter page: “We have the power to uproot the aggressiveness just like it uprooted exploitation. Continue Reading »
Opponents & the supporters of Egyptian President Morsi hurl petrol bombs & stones.
Two buses torched as Health Ministry reports 110 people injured.
Opponents and supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi clashed in Cairo on Friday in the first street violence between rival factions since the Islamist leader took office.
An anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrator throws stones during clashes in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, October 12, 2012. – Photo by Reuters
Islamists and their opponents threw stones, bottles and petrol bombs, and some fought hand-to-hand, showing how feelings still run high between the rival groups trying to shape the new Egypt after decades of autocracy, even though the streets have generally been calmer since Morsi’s election in June. Continue Reading »