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Sore loser Egyptian Judoka Fighter – From Islamic humiliation to internet hero

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 3:00pm 8/13/2016 at 3:00pm

Anti-Israel Egyptian judo fighter Islam el-Shehaby received backlash on Friday when he didn’t shake the hand or bow to his Israeli opponent Or Sasson, who defeated him on Friday. In response, the Egyptian Olympic Committee announced they will open an investigation into his actions.

El-Shehaby received pressure from Muslims not to fight...

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Sore Loser – Egyptian Judoka Loses to Israeli, Refuses to Shake Hands

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 12, 2016 at 10:08am 8/12/2016 at 10:08am

Israel has faced discrimination at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby refused to boycott his match against Israeli judoja Or Sasson.

One of the fears of anti-Israel social media, which demanded a boycott, was that El Shehaby would lose, and...

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Egypt Sentences Two Al-Jazeera Journalists to Death, Morsi to 40 Years in Prison

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 6:00pm 6/18/2016 at 6:00pm

An Egyptian court has sentenced two al-Jazeera journalists to death for allegedly providing Qatar with state secrets. The court gave former President Mohammed Morsi 40 years prison for “leading an unlawful organisation.”

The new government banned Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood after they deposed him in 2013.

Amin el-Sirafy, Morsi’s secretary, and his daughter Karima...

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What We Know About EgyptAir Flight 804

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8:01pm 5/20/2016 at 8:01pm

The investigation into the disappearance of EgyptAir Flight MS804 continues, and there have been disturbing developments since our last report.

When I described the troubles with the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) earlier this week, I noted that terror organizations were targeting covert air marshals.

It is now being reported EgyptAir Flight 804 had

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EgyptAir Flight 804 Disappears on Way to Cairo From Paris

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/19/2016 at 1:00pm

EgyptAir Flight 804 disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea on its way to Cairo from Paris with 66 people onboard.

Not much is known at this time, but Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sharif Fathi has mentioned terrorism without any pro...

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Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood Egypt Policy – Amateur Hour

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 10:30am 3/20/2016 at 10:30am

In December 2012, Professor Jacobson posted “Barack Morsi“.

It turns out the title was truer than he realized.

President Obama took the advice of “back-benchers” over experienced security experts to promote the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, creating condition for the usurpation of power by Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi:

Former Secretary of Defense Robert...

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Russian airliner crash in Sinai – What we know and don’t know

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3:30pm 11/1/2015 at 3:30pm

A Russian airliner “broke up in mid-air,” according to the head of Russia’s Air Transport Agency, Aleksandr Neradko, who stated that “all signs attest to the fact that the aircraft disintegrated in the air at a high altitude.”  All 224 people on board were killed.

CNN reports:

A Russian passenger plane crashed early...

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Yom Kippur War – October 6, 1973

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 10:00am 10/6/2015 at 10:00am

There are certain events when you just remember exactly where you were when you heard the news.

I was on stage for a third-grade practice of a school play when a teacher walked into the room (the gym, which also was the school theater and lunch room) and told everyone that Martin...

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Obama Snubs Egyptian President al-Sisi

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:00am 9/29/2015 at 10:00am

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is one of the key heads-of-state participating in the United Nations General Assembly’s 70th meeting.

President al-Sisi, an advocate of an Islamic “reformation” and one of the most engaged warriors in the war against terror, says the

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Egypt fights ISIS in Sinai

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 20, 2015 at 1:00pm 7/20/2015 at 1:00pm

Even before the bloody beginning of July, U.S. defense authorities had at least one eye focused on Egypt’s Sinai peninsula—and now, they’re stepping in to make sure that ISIS doesn’t gain a more solid foothold in the region.

Late last week, a militant arm claiming loyalty to the Islamic State took...

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Walking While Jewish in … Cairo

https://youtu.be/pXu4Hy8DaDs
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:35am 5/22/2015 at 11:35am
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Is this officially a series now?

We’ve done Paris, Britain, Copenhagen and Malmö, where people walking the street dressed in attire indicating they are religious Jews face street harassment, mostly by Muslim young men.

We also did Montevideo, where the reaction was positive.

Here’s Cairo, as the Jerusalem Post reports:

An Egyptian journalist conducted an...

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Capital Gains Tax Cut Unleashes Egypt’s Stock Market

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2:30pm 5/21/2015 at 2:30pm

The ancient Egyptians worshipped divine bulls...and now it seems to be paying off!

The country’s stock market has gone bullish after it halted capital gains taxes.

Egypt suspended a capital gains tax on Monday, sending shares soaring after a months-long downturn in which investors had complained of a lack of clarity about...

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Egypt Reportedly Readying Large-Scale Assault on ISIS in Libya

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:30am 5/1/2015 at 8:30am

Amid all the violence and chaos on the streets of Baltimore, I thought I would check on the status of the chaos and violence in Libya.

The last time we reported about the region, Egypt’s commandos were striking ISIS, its air force...

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Italy and Egypt may find key ally against ISIS… in Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12:45pm 3/2/2015 at 12:45pm

Russia’s Vladimir Putin isn’t letting the untimely death of an opposition leader distract him from creating Soviet Empire version 2.0.

With the Obama Administration suggesting jobs as a solution to ISIS and its brutal ambitions, the Russian leader seems to be forging a key alliance with two countries that are extremely concerned...

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Egyptian Warplanes Bomb ISIS Targets in Libya

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 16, 2015 at 12:00pm 2/16/2015 at 12:00pm

Egyptian warplanes have bombed ISIS strongholds in the neighboring country of Libya.

Egypt’s air force bombed ISIS targets in Libya at dawn on Monday, a day after the militant group released a video purport...

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Is Egypt planning “proportionate” response to Islamic militants?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:30am 2/9/2015 at 11:30am

I am happy to see that King Abdullah’s robust response to ISIS terror is not being debated for its proportionality; and while I hope that these new metrics are eventually applied to Israel, a look at Egypt indicates that it may soon follow Jordan’s lead in the “proportionate” reaction to the...

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Famed King Tutankhamun Mask Disfigured in Repair Attempt

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 8:30pm 1/25/2015 at 8:30pm

Egypt has three icons that symbolize its ancient glories:

1) The pyramids
2) The Great Sphinx
3) The golden mask of the boy king, Tutankhamun.

And while the pyramids...

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