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Today’s overview deals with calls by a former senior U.S. diplomat, Dennis Ross, on Egypt to accept the reality and play by a set of rules, saying the record to date is not good: news reports suggest that more than 100,000 Coptic Christians have left Egypt; there have been new efforts to...
Catholic Pope Francis called upon the Palestinian and Israeli presidents, Mahmūd Abāss and Shimon Peres to visit the Vatican to pray together for peace.
Background: The recording included a press conference that was organized after the peacemaker’s summit that took place on March 13, 1996. The summit was held in Sharm al-Shaykh and was chaired by President Muḥammad Ḥusnī Mubārak and President Bill Clinton. The summit was held following Palestinian...
Background: In a press conference after the Israeli military operation in South Lebanon in 1996, President Mubārak’s advisor Usāma al-Bāz comments and states his country's stance on the matter. He also responds to the questions of journalists and reporters from all over the world on the other...
'Abd al-Rahmān al-Barr, Muslim Brotherhood Muftī, issued a fatwá against Muslims greeting Christians at Easter without clarifying the state's position on the Israeli occupation and Mursi’s intimate message to Israeli President Shimon Peres in which he described Israel as a loyal friend. The fatwá ...
Hours after the killing of Egyptian soldier by Israeli forces, the Egyptian deputy ambassador to Israel took iftar at Israeli President Shimon Peres' house in Jerusalem.  The Egyptian ambassador, Yasser Reda, had declined the invitation. Peres expressed his regrets at the death of Egyptian citizens...
Dozens of Egyptian activists resumed their protest outside the Israeli embassy, in Giza, for the fifth day in a row, calling for the Israeli ambassador to be ordered out of Egypt, and two Egyptian lawyers have filed a lawsuit to force the Supreme Court of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to withdraw the...
With the passing of Sheikh Tantawi as Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar we at Arab West Report have had opportunity to remember him through several interactions which took place between him and our editor-in-chief, Cornelis Hulsman, who often conducted interviews with him on behalf of various delegations....
Hulsman flags up articles 5-8 in this issue that concern sūrah 2:256 of the Qur’ān and whether it is abrogated or not. He also draws the reader’s attention to a number of article that focus on issues that threaten the social peace of society
The author of the article, Zayn al- ‘Ābidīn al-Rikābī, believes that the Sunnī- Shī‘ah sectarian conflict in Iraq is playing into the hands of the United States, which, he says, is now trying to divide the Middle East along ethnic lines. Explaining the significant doctrinal disagreement between...

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