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4 Jan 2012

Wikileaks cable raises controversy among prominent Egypt political figures, activists

Confidential documents leaked recently by the well-renowned whistle-blower website Wikileaks on the United States Embassy in Cairo holding secret meetings with some well-known Egyptian activists and political figures at the US Embassy in Cairo. The leaks have raised controversy and ire in Egypt, especially among those figures whose names were mentioned in the leaked cables, and highlighted by the al-Wafd news website.
Confidential documents leaked recently by the well-renowned whistle-blower website Wikileaks on the United States...

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4 Jan 2012

Activists take legal action against Wafd paper for defamation

Political and human rights activists filed complaints to the Prosecutor General Tuesday against Al-Wafd newspaper and other portals that published what they say is a fabricated Wikileaks document claiming that they received "secret funding" from the US.
Political and human rights activists filed complaints to the Prosecutor General Tuesday against Al-Wafd newspaper and...
11 Apr 2011

Egypt still views Israel as the enemy

In September 2005, the head of the Defense Ministry's diplomatic-security bureau, Maj. Gen. (res. ) Amos Gilad, told an American diplomat that the Egyptian army still sees Israel as an enemy, despite the long-standing peace agreement between the two countries. The conversation was described in a classified telegram sent from the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Washington shortly afterward, published in Haaretz over the weekend as part of the latest round of cables released by WikiLeaks.
In September 2005, the head of the Defense Ministry's diplomatic-security bureau, Maj. Gen. (res. ) Amos Gilad, told an...
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6 Feb 2011

Clues to a failed US policy

For those seeking to better understand the events in Egypt, by far the best source of information is WikiLeaks. The huge release of cables from the US embassy in Cairo offer fascinating insights and background into the drama unfolding in Tahrir square.
For those seeking to better understand the events in Egypt, by far the best source of information is WikiLeaks. The huge...
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29 Jan 2011

High importance of US aid being given to Egypt military

Egypt's military, the biggest recipient of US military aid after Israel, is in decline, according to American diplomats, who blame the Arab nation's top brass for failing to modernize and adapt to deal with new threats.
Egypt's military, the biggest recipient of US military aid after Israel, is in decline, according to American diplomats,...
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29 Jan 2011

Mubarak skeptical of U.S. reform push

U.S. President Barack Obama's push for democratic reforms in Egypt has faced resistance from its longtime leader, in part because President Hosni Mubarak believes Washington's past pressure for change has caused chaos in the Middle East, leaked U.S. diplomatic cables show.
U.S. President Barack Obama's push for democratic reforms in Egypt has faced resistance from its longtime leader, in...
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15 Dec 2010

Shame About That Internal Repression

Last February, the US Ambassador in Cairo sent this "scene-setter" for the visit of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, to Egypt. The priorities in the cable are telling. President Obama's heralded Cairo speech, delivered in June 2009, is the platform for Eight months after President Obama's heralded Cairo speech, for "our Strategic Dialogue and...a new framework for regular bilateral meetings with the Egyptians to explore areas for cooperation and coordination, including examining our respective assessments of strategic threats such as Iran".
Last February, the US Ambassador in Cairo sent this "scene-setter" for the visit of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of...
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