A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

On the Eve of Egypt's Big Day

After all Egypt has gone through in recent years, Egyptians could probably use something to celebrate, and celebrate they will, though not everyone is on board. Tomorrow the "new Suez Canal" project will be dedicated. It's a genuine accomplishment, however much it is being overhyped. For those who know Arabic, here's a selection of Thursday's early edition newspapers, both state-owned and private (Hat Tip to Thomas Gorguissian of Al-Tahrir):

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