By Oren Fliegelman
December 6, 2012
Just as Egypt was grabbing international headlines for negotiating a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas last week, the most populous Arab country suddenly saw its own domestic scandal. Egypt’s new president, Muslim Brotherhood-backed Mohammed Morsi, issued a power-grabbing constitutional declaration that excluded his decisions from judicial oversight. In response, thousands of protesters took to the streets in Cairo, accusing Morsi of returning the presidency to a dictatorship.