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Hany Ghoraba is an Egyptian writer, political and counter-terrorism analyst at Al Ahram Weekly, author of Egypt's Arab Spring: The Long and Winding Road to Democracy and a regular contributor to the BBC.

ARTICLES BY: Hany Ghoraba

March 1, 2018 9:34 am

Islamists Threaten to Disrupt Egyptian Presidential Elections

Islamists have been attempting to disrupt the Egyptian political scene for decades -- often by infiltrating the political process or disrupting it through systematic negative propaganda...

February 15, 2018 4:36 pm

Where’s the Outrage for Turkey’s Deadly Assault on the Kurds?

A full-fledged military assault on a predominantly Muslim community typically sparks a global wave of protests, condemnation, and sometimes calls by Islamist leaders for retaliation. This...

January 17, 2018 4:52 pm

Why the Muslim Brotherhood Declared the US an Enemy State

In the first official statement of its kind, the Muslim Brotherhood announced last month that it now regards the United States as an enemy, following...

December 26, 2017 3:38 pm

Ibrahim Munir, the Man Who Keeps the Muslim Brotherhood Alive

Among the lesser known, yet most influential leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood is the Egyptian-born British national Ahmed Ibrahim Munir Mustafa. Known simply as Ibrahim...

December 20, 2017 12:31 pm

Countering Christmas Jihad

"Soon on your holidays" -- a sentence that would typically befit the celebrations of Christmas -- was recently turned into a terrifying threat, when posted  on an ISIS-related...

November 14, 2017 11:56 am

Egyptian Islamist Uses New Jersey Base to Stoke Christian Hatred

Inciting sectarian strife against Egypt's Coptic Christians is not a novelty. Islamist propaganda targeting the Coptic Church, businesses and doctrine has thrived for decades --...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...