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Friday,20 July, 2018
Issue 1240, (2 - 8 April 2015)

Ahram Weekly


Compiled by Doaa El-Bey

Al-Ahram Weekly

Arab unity

“The high-profile presence of Arab states at the Sharm El-Sheikh Summit reflects an unprecedented sense of pan-Arab unity that can be built on as a sound basis for a strong unification and integration to be protected by a joint Arab force. In that case, no regional or international power will consider attacking any member of the Arab League without calculating the consequences.”
Karim Abdel-Salam, Al-Youm Al-Sabei

A new start

“The state of harmony between the Arab states shows that the present summit may point to a new beginning. For the first time since the establishment of the Arab League, a summit is being held to take decision to activate a joint defence agreement and form an Arab force capable of deterring terrorism. For the first time, the Arab states are implementing that agreement on the ground in Operation Decisive Storm.”
Islam Al-Ghazouli, Al-Watan

Decisive storm

“The Arab military strike against the Houthis in Yemen is the first genuine sign that the Arabs understand the criminal plans and conspiracies hatched against them. It is an important step in the direction of unification against plans to divide the Arab region under a new Middle East scheme developed by Washington to protect the Israeli presence in the region.”
Wagdi Zeineddin, Al-Wafd

Egyptian Essence: Rising protests

“2014 saw a significant rise in the number of protests in Egypt, which has reached 1,515, 821 of which were launched by the MB and the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy while 307 were conducted by students, 100 by democratic or civil parties and 287 by social or labour parties.”
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) Report


“Some are asking how Egypt can help Mansour Hadi when he is an ally of the MB, but there is such a thing as a temporary or tactical move, my dear. We took part in the operation in Yemen to ward off a clear and present danger, then we will turn back to the MB and their allies. Egypt and the Gulf states will not allow an MB presence whether on the Yemeni scene or through an alliance with Hadi. They will not even allow Hadi to stay in power once he has played his part.”
Mohammed Haffz

“Who said Hadi was an ally to the MB? He was Ali Saleh’s vice president for 17 years and the MB harmed him most of all. Egypt is defending its national security and preventing the Persians from taking control of the Strait of Bab Al-Mandeb. Those Houthis are the leftovers of the extinct dinosaurs that the leader Gamal Abdel-Nasser uprooted in the 1960s.”
Anwar Al-Hajj


Information 360 @PJackson76  
Timeline Daily: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi: Arab summit agrees on unified military force for crises

Tawakkol Karman @TawakkolKarman 
Salute to president Hadi as he is risking his life to participate in the 26th summit of the Arab League.

marlyn @virtualactivism  
I think one of the funniest statements in Arab Summit is where they said they’re thinking of creating a joint Arab Human Rights Court. LOL.

Rawya Rageh @RawyaRageh  
#Kuwait Emir in opening speech of Arab Summit refers to “four years of chaos that gripped our nation, called by some the ‘Arab Spring’.”

Zeinobia @Zeinobia  
Another historical Arab Summit in Sharm El-Sheikh tomorrow, we got too many historical Arab summits if you remember.

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