Op-ed re­view: Ger­many-Egypt, Trump, Jews

The Daily News Egypt - - News - By Amira El-Fekki

Egypt’s writ­ers fol­lowed-up on Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah Al-Sisi’s visit to Ger­many this week. The Khashoggi case con­tin­ues to be of in­ter­est, as well as the re­cent syn­a­gogue at­tack which killed a dozen peo­ple in the US.

Ger­man ap­plied sci­ences uni­ver­si­ties open­ing in Egypt, was the main fo­cus of op-eds re­view­ing the Ger­many visit on Wed­nes­day. State-owned daily Al-Akhbar’s Karam Gabr wrote that Ger­many’s ex­cep­tional move shows great ap­pre­ci­a­tion for Egypt, also high­light­ing how Ger­many is able to meet stud­ies with mar­ket needs and thus re­duce un­em­ploy­ment.

In the pri­vately-owned Al-Youm Al-Sabea news­pa­per,Akram Al-Qasas also praised the signed agree­ments be­tween Egypt and Ger­many, adding that Egypt’s mes­sage to the world about the re­gional sit­u­a­tion is to find po­lit­i­cal so­lu­tions, and save re­sources which could be used for de­vel­op­ment in­stead of wars and refugees.

State daily Al-Ahram’s Morsi Atal­lah crit­i­cised Turk­ish leaks in the Ja­mal Khashoggi case, re­fut­ing a nar­ra­tive sug­gest­ing that Crown Prince Mo­hamed Bin Sal­man was aware or plot­ted his killing, ac­cus­ing the Qatari me­dia as well of in­cit­ing against him, and his re­formist plan for the Saudi king­dom.

For his part, edi­tor-in-chief of the pri­vate Al-Shourouk Emad El-Din Hussein pointed out how Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­doğan ‘skil­fully’ mourned Khashoggi’s mur­der, ar­gu­ing that the man made the most out of this case, de­spite be­ing an op­pres­sor of press free­dom and al­low­ing as­saults on jour­nal­ists.

Com­ment­ing on the re­cent Pitts­burgh syn­a­gogue shoot­ing, Al-Ahram’s Makram Mo­hamed Ahmed em­pha­sised that a crit­i­cal point re­lated to the hate crime was US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s poli­cies, which pro­mote white supremacy and right wing ex­trem­ism, but that even us­ing this pretext, Democrats may not win the up­com­ing midterm elec­tions, as Trump re­mains highly pop­u­lar for his eco­nomic poli­cies. Yet, Ahmed ar­gued that Jews are wor­ried about Trump’s racism or bias against mi­nor­ity groups.

Like­wise, Al-Ahram’s Osama Al Ghaz­aly Harb picked Dana Mil­bank’s col­umn for The Wash­ing­ton Post ti­tled “Trump’s Amer­ica is not a safe place for Jews,” which he used to opin­ion­ate that anger with Trump may be on the rise, and that there could be an ef­fect soon upon his re­la­tions with Is­rael.

Ger­many’s ex­cep­tional move shows great ap­pre­ci­a­tion for Egypt

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