Egypt was a prominent nation in the Old Testament history of Israel, and is usually identified by prophecy scholars as the “King of the South” in End-Times prophecy (Daniel 11:21 ff). However, Egypt is conspicuously absent in the line-up of the enemies of Israel in the upcoming war of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38 and 39), which will most likely be the same as the great war of the Second Seal in Revelation 6.

See also: Egypt in Prophecy - Ron's Blog

The unrest in the Middle-East focuses on the civil struggle between the government of Israel and its Palestinian people who want to establish a separate Palestinian state. Most of the Arab and/or Islamic nations in the area are also involved. The United States, the U.N., the European Union, and even Russia are all trying to broker peace in the region. In November of 2012 Egypt was involved in gaining a cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

In 2011 Egypt experienced an unprecedented uprising of resistance to the government of President Hosni Mubarak, who had led the country for almost 30 years, following the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981. Protests and outbreaks of riotous activity took place in Cairo, Giza, Suez, and Alexandria. Mubarak was deposed.

The protests were caused by the lack of progress in the country and the degrading living conditions of the Egyptian people. Their complaints and plans appear to have been promoted widely on Facebook and Twitter. Consequently, the Egyptian government temporarily suspended Internet usage and cell phone service.

Egyptian police were overwhelmed by the crowd, and though they killed some protesters and arrested many more, they had to abandon their efforts. Egyptians then overwhelmed and burned the police stations.

Commentators notice the similarity between this uprising and the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979. There is, however, a major difference. The Iranian Revolution was led by Shiite clerics, while the religious component of the Egyptian protest is the Muslim Brotherhood, which is aligned with the larger Sunni branch of Islam. The Muslim Brotherhood is the guiding force behind the Hamas Movement in the Palestinian areas.

It was thought that the effect of this revolution could be the termination of the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt that has been in effect for more than three decades.

However, their new government, which was dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, was also rejected by the people, leading to a military take-over in 2013, and the acceptance of a new constitution in 2014. General elections were scheduled for April 2014, and it was expected that the commander-in-chief of the army would be the people's choice for president.

Relations between the United States and Egypt have been be severely strained by these events.

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Egypt cancels Hamas-Israel talks following Sinai attack

Oct. 26, 2014 - Egypt closed its borders to a high-ranking Hamas delegation because the Palestinians are thought to have been involved in a terror attack that took place Friday in the Sinai.
The Hamas delegation had been set to resume indirect talks between the Palestinians and Israel over a long-term Gaza ceasefire on Monday, but those talks were canceled.
Source: Times of Israel

Prophetic Significance of Egypt

Egypt court calls for death sentence for Brotherhood leader

Jun. 19, 2014 -
An Egyptian court signaled on Thursday that it wanted death sentences for the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 13 other defendants charged with murder and firearms possession, when it referred the case to the country's religious authorities.
The religious authority--the Mufti has been slow to act on a thousand similar death sentences, upholding only thirty-seven of them so far, and even those have not yet been put to death.
Source: YNet

Egypt: Al-Sisi Wins Election by Landslide

May 29, 2014 -
With nearly all the ballots counted, Egypt's former military chief has won a crushing victory over his sole opponent with more than 92 percent of the votes, according to results announced by his campaign early Thursday
On the other hand, voter turn-out was considered very low. Deposed President Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists boycotted the vote.
Source: Time

Egyptian court condemns 683 Islamists to death

Apr. 28, 2014 - An Egyptian court sentenced 683 Islamists to death for their involvement in the murder and attempted murder of policemen last August. One of those convicted was Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie.
The same court, presided over by judge Said Youssef Sabry, also reversed 492 death sentences out of 529 it passed in March, commuting most of those to life in prison.
Source: Times of Israel
May 5, 2014 - Egypt's Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi vows to end Muslim Brotherhood - CBC

Egypt's Tahrir Square dream fades as Sisi builds power

Apr. 11, 2014 - Egypt became chaotic during the short year that Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood had control. In July of last year the country rebelled against the Brotherhood's strict Islamic rule. The Egyptian military deposed Morsi, outlawed the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, and established an interim government. More than 1,000 Morsi supporters were shot dead. Thousands of other Muslim Brotherhood members, including Mohamed Badie, their supreme guide, were imprisoned. The Muslim Brotherhood ... the most influential mainstream Islamist organization in the world and its confrontation with the army-backed authorities in Cairo has created a country more divided than at any time since the group was founded in Egypt in 1928.
The head of the Egyptian army, general Abdel al-Sisi, currently has great popularity. He has announced his resignation to run for the office of President. The people see him as a savior. However, the young Egyptians who brought about the Tahrir Square Revolution are leery of military control, and analysts say they may explode again if Sisi and his future government fail to create jobs.
Source: Jerusalem Post

Egypt Sentences 529 Morsi Supporters to Death

Mar. 24, 2014 - An Egyptian court has sentenced 529 supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi to death for killing a policeman, attacking others and destroying property. The verdict is believed to be the biggest mass death sentencing in history, but legal experts believe the verdict is unlikely to stand.
Even members of the government-linked National Council for Human Rights condemned the verdict. Member Nasser Amin wrote on Twitter the court ruling "will be overturned as soon as the defendants demand a retrial."
Source: AllAfrica - Voice of America

Egypt interim government resigns unexpectedly

Feb. 24, 2014 - Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi announced that he and his cabinet are resigning. According to the new constitution approved in January, general elections are scheduled for April, but Beblawi says his temporary government cannot please the people of Egypt.

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, is expected to be elected as president at that time.

Source: BBC
Egypt's Morsi 'leaked secrets to Iran Revolutionary Guards' - BBC

Egypt calls early presidential election as violence spreads

Jan. 27, 2014 - After Forty-nine people were killed in anti-government marches in Egypt on Saturday, it was decided to hold presidential elections there before they chose representatives for their Parliament.
Gunmen killed three Egyptian soldiers in an attack on a bus in the Sinai on Sunday, the military said, prompting a warning from the army that it would eliminate the Brotherhood, which it blames for much of Egypt's political violence.
Source: Reuters
In Sisi, Egyptians see an iron fist and a silver bullet - Al Jazeera

Egypt militants step up campaign with Cairo blasts

Jan. 25, 2014 - On the eve of the Egyptian uprising in 2011 that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, a series of bombings in Cairo killed six people and wounded about 100 others. One of the targets was the Cairo police headquarters, where four people died.
Meanwhile, 10 were reported killed in clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
Source: BBC

Egypt's constitution passing with flying colors: official

Jan. 15, 2013 - Apparently 90 percent of Egyptian voters have said "yes" to a new constitution. It is a a heavily amended version of the 2012 constitution written by ex-president Morsi's Islamic allies.
The draft is also a key piece of a political roadmap toward new elections for a president and a test of public opinion about the coup that removed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood.
Egypt's Christian Minority Rally Behind Anti-Brotherhood Charter - NewsMax
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Quoted on 1/30/2011: "The Brotherhood's downfall was its failure to fight the Israeli occupation, but the Intifada changed the Brotherhood's position and Hamas was established. The Islamic Resistance Movement, or Hamas, founded in 1987 in Gaza, is a wing of the Brotherhood, formed out of Brotherhood-affiliated charities and social institutions that had gained a strong foothold among the local population. During the First Intifada (1987–93), Hamas militarized and transformed into one of the strongest Palestinian militant groups.
The Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007 was the first time since the Sudanese coup of 1989 that brought Omar al-Bashir to power, that a Muslim Brotherhood group ruled a significant geographic territory."
What is the Muslim Brotherhood? - CNN
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