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Egypt needs a full debate on proposed constitutional changes

  • Let us first agree that state constitutions are not holy texts; they change with the times and according to the requirements of political, social and — perhaps — economic conditions. Therefore, the proposal submitted by the Support Egypt coalition, the majority parliamentary bloc, to amend a...
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Intellectual approach needed to fight back against anti-Copt rhetoric

  •   The only differences between the Nov. 2 gun attack on buses carrying Coptic Christians on their way back from a visit to St. Samuel’s Monastery in Upper Egypt and a similar attack that happened in May 2017 are the names of the martyrs and the numbers killed.   In the re...
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Rule of law crucial to honoring Egyptians’ equal rights

  • Egypt has lately seen the appointment of a large number of Coptic officials, the most recent being the naming of Manal Mikhail as governor of Damietta province and Kamal Sharobeem as governor of Dakahlia. These appointments were made hours after a meeting between President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ...
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Unifying Egypt’s education system

  • The issue of the duality of civic and religious education has been one of the most important in Arab societies for decades. In the early 20th century, religious education in Egypt was unrivaled. At that time, people were only reading and writing the Qur’an and Islamic jurisprudence, so much so ...
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Egypt’s parliament unruly but effective

  • Since it first sat in January 2016, the current Egyptian parliament has held three sessions, during which it has approved hundreds of decisions that were adopted before its election. During that same period, it has issued hundreds of decrees and laws, some of which were controversial, some of w...
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Priority for Egyptians: Health care reform or national anthem in hospitals?

  • Three events affecting the health sector happened recently in Egypt in less than a week: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s decision to implement the first phase of a comprehensive health-insurance law; the fire at Al-Hossein Hospital; and Health Minister Dr. Hala Zayed’s decree that the national...
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Egypt determined to use culture to restore its soft power

  • Egypt is rich in soft power but its exploitation has been vivid at times, while its lights and roles have been dim at others. But necessity is the mother of invention and the Egyptian state’s need for soft power now is large and still growing, given the regional and global challenges it faces. ...
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Why Egyptians did not turn their anger into action

  • Newton’s third law of motion states: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. It seems like this law applies only to traditional physics and does not include the motion of history and societies, especially in Egypt. Newton’s law has not yet applied to the interactive mechanis...
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Grand Egyptian Museum deserves better than a soft opening

  • The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry’s announcement that it plans to partially open the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) late this year has created a big controversy. While opponents suggest the partial opening is wrong and will diminish the value of the museum, Antiquities Minister Khaled Al-Anany sta...
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Why these snakes have no place in our classrooms

  • When the Saudi Education Minister, Ahmad Al-Issa, said his country would “renew the educational curricula to eliminate any trace of the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood,” it was a recognition of the group’s influence and penetration, not only in Saudi society but in the Gulf as a whole. These...
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