Comments by former IAEA head ElBaradei come as body representing Egypt's judges calls for immediate strike in protest of decree giving president sweeping powers.
Senior analyst Zvi Bar'el writes that,lacking a functioning parliament, Tahrir Sqaure protesters continue to serve as an open 'parliament,' one showing the regime the limits of its own power.
Leftist, Islamist and independent activists called on the government to reverse a recent decision to lift fuel subsidies.
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The global lender said a partial return of political stability could permit somewhat faster growth in the combined output of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen during 2013.
The Israeli response to the 'Arab Spring' has taken the form of 'winter hibernation'; like a polar bear, Israel retreated into its cave, withdrew into itself and waited until the rage passed.