Cairo – During the 18 day uprising

A deserted city street in Cairo hours after the curfew during the 18-day uprising. (Photo: Ben Hartman)

MAD MAX, THE CAIRO VERSION

The vigilante checkpoints, which ran about every 100 meters on the main roads and blocked every side street were at the same time threatening, bizarre, and downright comical. The Jerusalem Post – February 2, 2011

 

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A cafe in Cairo’s Zamalek neighborhood during the uprising. (Photo: Ben Hartman)

ZAMALEK – CAIRO’S ISLAND OF TRANQUILITY

Walking down the leafy, tranquil streets of Zamalek on Thursday, you could be forgiven for feeling like you were in an Egypt’s Ramat Aviv and that the January 25th revolution never happened, or that if it had, it was never violently put down, but just faded off into the night. The Jerusalem Post – February 3, 2011

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Mubarak supporter in Tahrir Square during the January 25 uprising.
(Photo: Ben Hartman)

REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: LAYING LOW, SHREDDING PASSPORTS

It’s 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 3, in Cairo’s Zamalek neighborhood, and I’m cutting my friend’s Israeli passport, press card and credit cards into tiny fragments, hoping the American and Saudi students I’m staying with don’t walk in. The Jerusalem Post – February 9, 2011

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Penelope Shepherd, one of the 5 students evacuated from American University in Cairo to Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
(Photo: Courtesy)

AN ACCIDENTAL SEMESTER AT HEBREW UNIVERSITY

Students evacuated from Cairo during the January 25 revolution reflect on their roller-coaster time in Israel. The Jerusalem Post – May 26, 2011

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