Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial's Articles

The whole world, and the Middle East in particular, must remain on tiptoe for the foreseeable future as the consequences of Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel unfold. Launched on Saturday, the attack involved over 300 drones and cruise missiles, crossing a line rarely breached since Israel’s creation in 1948.

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi started his new, six-year term on Tuesday by acknowledging that many challenges lie ahead on the local and regional levels.

For six months now, every time we deal with the issue, Israeli atrocities in the occupied Gaza Strip will have reached an unprecedented level.

Together with the United States and the European Union, key Arab nations — Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt — have been exerting tremendous efforts in the past few weeks to bring the horrific bloodshed in Gaza to an immediate end.

Though widely anticipated, the move by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) last Wednesday to allow market forces to determine the Egyptian pound’s exchange rate took everyone by surprise.

Top US officials, starting with President Joe Biden, have been stating for weeks that “too many Palestinians have been killed” in Gaza since Israel launched its revenge genocidal war for the Hamas-led attacks on 7 October.

The government deal granting the Abu Dhabi investment and holding company ADQ the right to develop the Ras Al-Hikma region into a prime holiday destination for $24 billion is a welcome relief to the Egyptian economy.

In recent weeks, Israel’s closest allies have finally started to make relatively reasonable statements in light of the undeniable horror of the humanitarian disaster in Gaza.

Nearly the whole world has been warning Israel’s current, extremist government against proceeding with a catastrophic military attack on Rafah.

The irony of repeated statements by top US officials concerning efforts to ensure that Israel’s war against Hamas will not develop into a broader regional conflict is lost on no one.

Israel’s four-month-long war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip has strained its ties with Egypt.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken today concludes his fourth regional tour in three months with no concrete results regarding a ceasefire to halt the genocide Israel has been committing against the innocent Palestinian population of Gaza for over 90 days.

Egypt has played a central role in the effort to end the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza, now extending into its fourth month.

Since the week-long truce between Israel and Hamas collapsed on Friday, hell has broken loose once again in Gaza.

By the time Al-Ahram Weekly went to print, it was still unclear how long the temporary pause in Israel’s aggression against Gaza would last.

The presidential elections are due to be held for Egyptians living abroad on 1-3 December, and at home on 10-12 December, and they will certainly be a landmark in the country’s progress towards building a modern, democratic state in which Egyptians have the right to choose their leaders and judge their record.

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