2012 Egyptian Elections: Did Hillary Demand Muslim Brotherhood Candidate Be Declared Winner?

Posted by John Rosenthal

Back in the heady days when the West was still enthralled by the “Arab Spring,” the 2012 Egyptian presidential elections represented a watershed – if albeit an ambiguous one, given the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Morsi. In the meanwhile, however, evidence has emerged that Morsi did not win the elections after all, [...]

‘Democracy is the Best Solvent’: An Interview with Boualem Sansal

Posted by John Rosenthal

The Algerian novelist Boualem Sansal is the author of The German Mujahid (“Le Village d’Allemand” in the original French). The book addresses a unique theme for an Arab author: the Holocaust. Via the reflections of two young brothers in a Parisian banlieue, it tells the story of Hans Schiller: a German SS officer who immigrates to Algeria, converts [...]

The Time of the Brothers?

Posted by John Rosenthal

Not everyone is so sanguine about the future of post-revolutionary Egypt or so sure that the Muslim Brotherhood will not play a major role in it. See my new post on the PJM “Tatler” blog here.

Two Follow-Ups on the Egyptian “Revolution”

Posted by John Rosenthal

Two small follow-ups today on the Egypt-related themes on which I’ve been writing  lately. Both appear on the recently launched ”Tatler” blog at Pajamas Media. First, “A Tweet from the Egyptian Revolution: ‘US pundits r fools’” here. And second “Egyptian Official Who Banned Anti-Semitic Media Placed Under House Arrest” here.

Mubarak and Anti-Semitism: A Boomerang Effect?

Posted by John Rosenthal

In two previous articles, I’ve shown how Hosni Mubarak was regularly made the target of anti-Semitic/“anti-Zionist” hate at the anti-Mubarak protests in Egypt. Paradoxically, however, many commentators suggest that Mubarak was himself largely responsible for the widespread anti-Semitism in Egyptian society. I’ve examined some of the evidence. It in fact leads back precisely to the [...]

Democracy or Jew-Hatred? More Evidence of Anti-Semitism at the Egypt Protests

Posted by John Rosenthal

As shown in my previous article on “Anti-Semitic Imagery at the Egypt Protests,” there is massive visual evidence to be found in the Western media of anti-Semitism and “anti-Zionism” at the Egypt protests. But images in the flickr streams of amateur local photographers are even more outrageous and unambiguous. For more evidence from both sources, [...]

Anti-Semitic Imagery at Egypt Protests Draws Yawns from Western Media

Posted by John Rosenthal

It turns out that it is not only Germany’s Die Welt that has managed the unusual feat of documenting, but not seeing the evidence of anti-Semitism amidst the protests in Egypt. For examples of visual evidence from other western media, see my new article on Pajamas Media here.

Die Welt Sees No Anti-Semitism (in Egypt Protests)

Posted by John Rosenthal

What happens when an anti-Semitic/”anti-Zionist” caricature slips into a photo of Egyptian street protests on the front page of the German daily Die Welt? To find out, see my new post on the website of The Weekly Standard here.