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New Egypt to shut off gas to Israel

New Egypt to shut off gas to Israel

The toppling of President Mubarak in Egypt is now turning up the heat on Cairo’s gas supply deal with Israel. Egyptian officials are probing allegations the agreement was a scam, orchestrated by the Mubarak family. Cairo’s reportedly considering raising gas export prices to Israel – or even suspending supplies altogether.

Rafah border opening brings hope to Gaza

Rafah border opening brings hope to Gaza

News of the Rafah border crossing opening has brought a sense of renewed possibility for Palestinians. People are relieved and excited that all women and children as well as men over the age of 40 will now be allowed to leave Gaza via the Rafah crossing in Egypt.

Birth pangs of a new, (democratic) Middle East

Birth pangs of a new, (democratic) Middle East

In 2006 during the invasion of Lebanon by the illegal Zionist entity, the then Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice had described the plight of Lebanon as “the birth pangs of a new Middle East”. Fast forward to 2011, she didn’t know how right she was….although it is in a totally different vision from what the neo-cons and the Zionist supporters back in the United States had for the Middle East.

Israel arms Egypt against protesters

Israel arms Egypt against protesters

Isn’t it unsurprising that an apartheid regime would want to do its best to keep a dying dictatorial regime in power? ‘Nuff said. Israel arms Egypt against protesters Press TV Reports say Israel has sent crowd dispersal weapons to the Egyptian regime to curb massive protests against President Hosni Mubarak’s 30 years of authoritarian rule. The International Network for Rights and Development said that three Israeli planes landed at Cairo’s Mina International Airport on Saturday, carrying equipment for use in…

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Hosni Mubarak’s days are numbered

Hosni Mubarak’s days are numbered

The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos on Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted police, who fired back with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons. It was a major escalation in what was already the biggest challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak’s 30 year-rule. They are demanding Mubarak’s ouster and venting their rage at years of government neglect of rampant poverty, unemployment and rising food prices.