Links 25 November - 1 December 2011
Another huge link dump. Sorry.
- Democratizing the New Egypt: Which Egyptian parties represent women and Copts and young people?
- Culture - Robert Irwin: anti anti-orientalist
Review / interview of Irwin, who just published memoirs.
- Morocco's new elections, just like the old elections?
- Middle East Policy Council | Families, Tribes and Cities in the Libyan Revolution
- Don't Fear Morocco's Islamists - Forbes
An article so crappy it gets the acronym of the party wrong.
- "As a faithful Jew & Zionist I participated in the Libyan adventure!"
- Egypt and the Arab Election Season
The ever-productive Marc Lynch has goodies.
- Egyptian election problems and how exit polls can help
- Ganzouri means Ex-Prime minister now !! “Updated”
- Morocco's Arab Spring election won by Islamists | Seattle Times
- Turnout High in Egypt's Elections, but Questions About Transition Remain | The Nation
- 11. Who are We, and What do We Want? – The Muslim Brotherhood. A booklet Raising Questions about the Democratic Intentions of the Muslim Brotherhood | Arab West Report
- Bloody, Bloodier Paths for Syria - WSJ.com
- Elliott Colla’s Translation of ‘The Lady from Tel Aviv’ Wins PEN Support | Arabic Literature (in English)
Elliott Colla’s Translation of ‘The Lady from Tel Aviv’ Wins PEN Support Mabrouk to Elliott and @rmadhoun
- Morocco's King Names Head of Islamist Party New PM
- FJP Press Release No. (5), Parliamentary Elections, 2011
The MB not only did voter orientation, but also exit polling.
- Winning Back the Revolution - By Dalia Mogahed | Foreign Policy
More data from Gallup's polling.
- Before Violence, Egyptians Expected Fair, Honest Elections
49% against MB, 22% for, rest undecided - Gallup.
- Major Tamer Badr: Who’s Afraid of Desertion | Al Akhbar English
Interview with an Egyptian officer who rebelled against military.
- A Brief History of Field Hospitals in Tahrir Square | Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
A Brief History of Field Hospitals in Tahrir Square
- Egypt’s turmoil: The generals must go | The Economist
- Why the Palestinians might reject U.S. aid - The Washington Post
- Haaretz publisher: US president can’t act on Israeli apartheid
- Morocco elections aren't a model for the Arab Spring as West claims - CSMonitor.com
- Most Egyptians Believe Continued Protests Are Bad for Country
Based on data from up to September 2011.
- Infographic: Egypt elections explained - Interactive - Al Jazeera English
- FJP Press Release No .(2), Parliamentary Elections, 2011
MB party's statements.
- Eye on elections: Egyptians reluctantly take to the polls | Al-Masry Al-Youm
An unusually negative story.
- Twitter / @DrEssamSharaf: من اجل هذا اليوم تحملت ما ...
Exiting PM Essam Sharaf tweets: "for this day I put up with the unbearable…"
- Egyptian elections: the parties and where they stand - interactive | World news | guardian.co.uk
A nice adaptation of Jacopo's chart, first published on this site.
- Detention of Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah extended
Even by a civilian court.
- BBC News - Egypt vote: The weird and wonderful party logos
- Egypt votes in first post-Mubarak election | Reuters
"Those in Tahrir are young men and women who are the reason why a 61-year-old man like me voted in a parliamentary election for the first time in his life today."
- A sad commentary on the state of liberal Zionist discourse
Critique of Bernard Avishai and Gershom Gorenberg.
- The Big Think Behind the Arab Spring - by Marc Lynch | Foreign Policy
The Big Think Behind the Arab Spring: Do the Middle East's revolutions have a unifying ideology? -my article in new FP
- Live updates: Elections get underway | Al-Masry Al-Youm
- Egypt elections - live updates | World news | guardian.co.uk
- Port Said on the Eve of Elections | Atlantic Council
"This Mediterranean city is poised to host an electoral battle between Islamists and secularists that is emblematic in many ways of what is happening throughout Egypt."
- In Egypt, trying to reaffirm faith in their revolution - The Washington Post
By Shadi Hamid.
- Egypt needs a new road map, not just elections by Leila Hilal and Khaled Elgindy | The Middle East Channel
- On the Fast-Track to An Electoral Train Wreck
- November 19th | Inanities
Sarah Carr on the recent fighting in Tahrir and the elections: "In case you’re asking I won’t be voting. Neither will several of my acquaintances. While there is a strong argument against a boycott (it might help keep out religiously conservative forces) it doesn’t sway my conviction that taking part in the election gives legitimacy to a regime that doesn’t deserve it, that has treated Egyptians like foolish children and whose only display of creativity during this never-ending transitional process has been in methods of killing people and building walls."
- Haaretz launches English-language app for iPhone and Android - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
Haaretz launches English-language app for iPhone and Android:
- Al-Azhar grand sheikh: Failure to vote is a sin | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt
- Tantawi warns against "foreign hands", says crisis must end ahead of vote
- Egypt’s Islamists: Betting on the Ballot Box | Al Akhbar English
By our own @ursulina1
- In Egypt, Elections Process Complexity Threatens Vote
"But we will not pull punches on what we see" says observer. Let's hope.
- Egypt army position won’t change in new constitution, says Tantawi
- Electoral Propaganda | Atlantic Council
"Had I been consulted on the logo, I would have advised against having the tank’s gun turret aimed directly at the church."