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Current issue | Issue 1367, (2 - 8 November 2017)
Tuesday,18 December, 2018
Issue 1367, (2 - 8 November 2017)

Ahram Weekly

​The zero hour

Belfor speaks at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1927

The aftermath of Al-Wahat al Bahariya terrorist attack is still strongly felt.

Mohamed Amin wrote in the private daily Al-Watan the reshuffle done by the interior minister came at the right time.

Had the minister took that decision one day after the attack, the writer explained, the forces would have been morally affected and they possibly would not have been able to avenge. 

I have to acknowledge, Amin added, that the reshuffle after taking revenge has a better taste and a positive moral effect, of course.

"There is a zero hour for war. Likewise, there is a zero hour for reshuffle or change," he wrote.

The British decision to celebrate the centenary of the Balfour declaration caused widespread anger that was clearly reflected in this week's Egyptian press.

Farouk Guweida called for an Arab denunciation in the daily Al-Ahram. He asked the Arab League to oppose, in principle, to that kind of commemoration and remind the world of that conspiracy and the suffering of the Palestinian people ever since.

He also called on the Arab media to launch a campaign to show the ugly face of the British policies that gave the land to those who had not possessed it.

Guweida demanded that people from the occupied territories demonstrate to show the world that the people are still suffering from that suspicious deal between England and Israel.

"Balfour declaration is not only a crime against the Palestinians but it is the biggest crime in the history of humanity," he wrote in his regular column.

The Bahraini statement calling for freezing Qatar membership in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was another issue that engaged the media this week.

Yousef Ayoub asked about the possible next step givne that nearly five months have passed since the quartet took their decision to cut their political and diplomatic relations with Qatar.

That step, he wrote in the private daily Al-Youm Al-Sabei, freezing Doha membership or expelling it from the GCC as the Bahraini foreign minister stated.

However, Ayoub added, the Bahraini stand is an indication that all mediation efforts failed and that the GCC is approaching a dangerous crossroad in dealing with Doha: Saudi, Bahrain and the UAE have a strong will to freeze Qatar Membership while Kuwait and Amman have their reservations. That matter will have serious consequences on the future of the GCC.

By Doaa Al-Adl, Al-Masry Al-Youm


"We want to ask you whether you are happy with the government performance?"


"Didn’t I tell you that he will say 'yes'!"

By Doaa Al-Adl, Al-Masry Al-Youm

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