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Current issue | Issue 1303, (14 - 20 July 2016)
Thursday,20 September, 2018
Issue 1303, (14 - 20 July 2016)

Ahram Weekly


Compiled by Doaa El-Bey

Al-Ahram Weekly


Given that our daily lives are full of pressures and challenges that become reflected in the ways we discipline our children, some parents resort to spanking, yelling, criticism or humiliation without realising that these are all forms of violence against children. The national  campaign launched by the National Council for Childhood & Motherhood and UNICEF aim to protect children from violence through the hashtag ‪#‎CalmNotHarm.

Samiha Ayoub: Six decades on stage

Samiha Ayoub, dubbed the Lady of Arab Theatre, was selected to head the arbitration panel of the ninth round of the Egyptian National Theatre Festival, which starts next week.

Her career as an actress was crowned in April by naming the main display hall of the National Theatre, the venue of the festival, after her in acknowledgement of her contribution to Egyptian and Arab theatre.

Her career started in 1952 with her graduation from the Acting Institute where she studied under the pioneer theatre director Zaki Tolaymat. She participated in numerous plays in which she proved to be an outstanding and gifted actress.

She later joined the Al-Qawmi or the National Theatre, which she was to manage twice between 1975-1985. She also became the manager of the state’s Modern Theatre on two occasions. Among her best-known plays are Al-Bakheel (or The Miser), Sikkat Al-Salama (Safe Journey) and Al-Khedewi (The Khedive).

Her film appearances have not been as outstanding as her stage performances, though she has taken part in over than 40 films including Bein Al-Atlal (Among the Rubble) and Fajr Al-Islam (The Dawn of Islam).

Ayoub was born in Shubra and educated at a nuns’ school.

“Egypt’s threat that it will review its cooperation policy with Italy in the fields of illegal immigration and combating terrorism in Libya should be effective... Figures disclosed recently showed that the EU population has reached 510.1 million, with a two million increase since last year. The increase was ascribed to various reasons including illegal immigrants who travel to the 28 EU member states.”
Youssef Ayoub, Al-Youm Al-Sabei

What time is it now?

“What time is it? There was a record number of conflicting answers last week as some mobile phone clocks switched to daylight saving time despite the decision not to change the time this year...”
Hazem Al-Hadidi, Al-Akhbar


“Obama used every rhetorical phrase to convince public opinion that during his eight-year reign over the greatest world power he achieved the following: international terrorism became less dangerous; Daesh is less influential; and racism in the US became less tense!”
Emadeddin Adib, Al-Watan

Did they make a mistake?

“I do not think that we are in need of alarm bells to remind us of the importance of sound and strong relations with African states in general and the Nile Basin states in particular. Netanyahu’s visit to Africa or other moves of the sort should not cause us worry in themselves, but we should definitely be troubled by the lack of any Egyptian role in the continent.”
Mohamed Barakat, Al-Akhbar
“In a meeting with the Ugandan leaders, Netanyahu said that Israel is the perfect partner for the African continent, pointing to the threat of terrorist groups or the common enemy that wants to take the world back to the Middle Ages. In Addis Ababa, he emphasised that Tel Aviv will help Ethiopia to run its water resources using Israeli technology. Although the African states realise that Israel is the only occupying state in the world, some African capitals kept the door ajar while others opened it wide to cooperation with Israel.”
Moataz Abdel-Fattah, Al-Watan

Egyptian Essence: 51.9% increase in the price of rice

“The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) revealed in its monthly report that the prices of food, drink and clothes recorded a rise in comparison to June last year. The price of rice rose by 51.9 per cent, wheat by 18.5 per cent, pulses and bread by 26.7 per cent and sugar 4.9 per cent.”
Al-Youm Al-Sabei


“Time will tell that the aim of the Renaissance Dam is to put pressure on Egypt to agree to extending the Nile to Israel as a way to establish ‘warm peace’ in the region. That is, reviving late president Sadat and Menachem Begin’s project which stumbled more than 30 years ago.”
Ahmed Alkennany

“I still feel Netanyahu’s tour of Africa is of no significance except in two matters: first, to support the myth of the heroic role of his brother in Entebbe, which he sees as the basis for his legitimacy; and, secondly, to tease Egyptians by showing them that they are under siege. The only danger of the visit is that Netanyahu might offer mediation between Egypt and Ethiopia. The more dangerous matter is that Egypt should accept such mediation; it would mean that it would be allowing Nile water to reach Israel in return for a reasonable quota...”
Nayel Shafei


Lenny Ben-David @lennybendavid
#Egypt-#Israel talks. A coincidence Israeli PM was in Ethiopia last week & Egypt Foreign Minister in Jer’m? Serious problems bw Egypt & Ethiopia over Nile Water.

Benjamin Netanyahu @netanyahu
Was pleased to meet w/ Egyptian FM Sameh Shoukry in Jerusalem. First time an Egyptian FM visited Israel since 2007.

African HornET @African_HornET
Egypt-Israel meet, straight after Netenyahu #Africa tour. MUST have discussed the Nile #Ethiopia dam.

HA Hellyer @hahellyer
Egypt’s Foreign Minister goes to Jerusalem today to engage with Israeli establishment. Comes soon after Turkey-Israel thaw in relations.

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