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By John R. Bolton
Reality calls for attaching Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan
Topic - Freedom And Justice Party
Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday ordered the arrest of senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders in a widening crackdown on Islamists following the ouster of the country's first democratically elected president last week.
Egyptian protesters burned two Freedom and Justice Party offices Sunday to protest the killing of an opposition activist. Thousands attended a funeral service for Mohamed al-Shafie who was found dead for unknown reasons. Protesters then headed to the FJP headquarters in Kafr Saad village and set them on fire.
A lawmaker from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said Thursday that there would be "no referendum" on the country's peace treaty with Israel.
A lawmaker from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said Thursday that there would be "no referendum at all" on the country's peace treaty with Israel, hours after the Islamist group's presidential candidate made his unexpected bid official.
It was a strange scene in Cairo Thursday as the head of the country's election commission convened a press conference to announce the results of this week's first round of parliamentary elections. Abdul Moiz Ibrahim hailed the 62 percent turnout in the compulsory poll as the best showing "since the time of the pharaohs" - rulers not known for their belief in participatory government. Mr. Ibrahim alluded vaguely to problems in counting the ballots. Just as Mr. Ibrahim was expected to deliver the results, he abruptly left the room. "I have no more energy," he said, "I've run out of gas."