Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was in Berlin on Wednesday to meet with German
Chancellor Angela Merkel amid the latest political crisis back home, in which
more than 50 people have been killed.
Meanwhile, protests continued in
Egypt amid reports on Wednesday of fighting between protesters and “thugs,”
according to the Egyptian Al-Masry al-Youm. The Arab and Middle Eastern media
have been commenting on the situation, often to dramatic effect.
Egyptian media is generally divided between pro- and anti-Muslim Brotherhood
outlets. In addition, there are those seeking to put the blame on one party or
For instance, Khalid Amayreh wrote an article in Al-Ahram
titled, “The rich Arabs’ betrayal of Egypt,” where he blasts the “oilrich Arab
states” that are “watching rather indifferently as 90 million Egyptians reel
under a harsh, unprecedented economic and financial crisis.”