Arab affairs with Palestinian cause at its heart dominated Egyptian writers’ op-ed in Sunday’s newspapers
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In state-owned media Al-Ahram, each writer picked up a topic. Salah Montasser chose the question on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, to which Al-Sisi responded by warning from jumping to conclusions as long as official investigations are in process.
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Egypt’s writers followed-up on President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s visit to Germany this week. The Khashoggi case continues to be of interest, as well as the recent synagogue attack which killed a dozen people in the US. German applied sciences universities opening in Egypt, was the main focus of op-eds reviewing the Germany visit on Wednesday. …
A strong support for Saudi Arabia has been expressed by Egypt’s columnists since the Jamal Khashoggi case broke out. In Sunday’s papers, a few more op-eds praised the kingdom and addressed the case. Additionally, writers picked some local affairs to analyse. In state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper, Osama Al-Ghazaly Harb wrote that the relationship between Egypt and …
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In state-owned daily Al-Ahram, Osama Al-Ghazaly Harb praised Egypt’s stance through statements issued by the Foreign Affairs Ministry demanding truth to be revealed through transparent investigations, and warning against politicising the case and using it against Saudi Arabia.
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State-owned daily Akhbar Al-Youm focused on President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s participation in the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly taking place this week in New York City, and Egypt’s leading role in the upcoming period, where it should preside over the African Union.
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Al-Masry Al-Youm’s Newton wrote that the issue was not sectarian because such crimes have nothing to do with religion, but rather the “beast”, which takes over humans, which should be faced by law enforcement and “merciless” punishment.
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On political opposition in Egypt, two contradicting views were portrayed in Sunday’s op-eds. Over the weekend, several government critics were arrested including former ambassador Maasoum Marzouk who announced an initiative calling for a public referendum on the regime’s stay in power. The first op-ed in the state-owned media Al-Ahram by Morsi Atallah and political currents …