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Edward Said: remembering a Palestinian patriot

The 2019 Memorial Lecture honouring Edward W. Said, “Out of Place: Refugees, Immigrants, and Storytelling” couldn’t have come at a more appropriate moment. And the main speaker for that event, Viet Thanh Nguyen, was the right person for the job. Viet Thanh Nguyen, the author of the novel The Sympathizer, shares with Said two qualities: …

Cesar Chelala

Op-ed review: Palestinian issue, alternatives to two-state solution

The repercussions of the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel continued to be the most discussed topic in Egyptian newspapers. Abdul Moneim Saeed wrote, in the stat-run daily Al-Ahram, in an op-ed titled “Revision of the Palestinian cause” that the two-state solution is over on the ground because “nobody is serious about …

Amira El-Fekki

Egyptian presidency reaffirms commitment to Palestinian cause in response to press reports on Netanyahu’s secret summit

The Egyptian presidency issued a statement on Sunday to comment on recently published press reports suggesting that President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi participated in a “secret summit” between Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former US secretary of state John Kerry, and Arab leaders. The report suggested that Netanyahu had rejected a proposal for renewed peace talks …

Daily News Egypt

UN security council’s recent resolution: victory or defeat?

Many Palestinian, Arab, and global entities celebrated the voting of the UN security council on Resolution 2334 which significantly condemns all forms of Israeli settlement on Palestinian lands occupied in 1967, demands Israel to stop all settlement activities in these lands including East Jerusalem, and considers any Israeli settlement activity a flagrant violation of international …

Moatasem Ahmed Dalloul

The Palestinian question and insisting on playing with old cards

I cannot comprehend the reason behind the shock of Sameh Shoukry’s visit to Israel? Egypt has intelligence and economic relations with Israel. These relations have not changed since Anwar Sadat’s negotiations. At times they have been strong and at times they have been lukewarm, but they continued to swing between openly declared and confidential cooperation. …

Ashraf Gehad