Back to the complete issue
Monday, 8 August 2022

Last Night’s Talk Shows: Gaza ceasefire headlines talk shows

Egypt’s role mediating the ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad yesterday dominated the airwaves last night, with coverage from Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 1:59), Salet El Tahrir (watch, runtime: 4:22), and Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 8:00 | 4:32). We have more details in this morning’s Diplomacy section, below.

The Palestinian Authority “welcomes the ceasefire” and is thankful for Egypt’s efforts to bring an end to the violence in Gaza, PA spokesperson Ibrahim Melhem said on Salet El Tahrir. “Cairo was persistent and patient in its efforts to secure a ceasefire, and it refused to give up,” Mahmoud Al Habbash, adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, told Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa.

Egypt played its traditional role as a mediator between Israel and Palestine, Arab League Assistant Secretary-General Hossam Zaki told Moussa, emphasizing the importance of Arab nations’ support in addressing the occupation in Gaza.

Also on the airwaves last night:

  • Egypt currently suffers from a 54 bn cubic meter water deficit, with our demand for 114 bn cubic meters of water representing nearly double our current total capacity of 60 bn cubic meters, Water Ministry spokesperson Mohamed Ghanem said. (Ala Mas’ouleety | watch, runtime: 5:39)
  • President Abdel Fattah El Sisi directed the government to include green hydrogen in Egypt’s energy mix in a meeting with several cabinet members held to follow up on Egypt’s strategy for sustainable and renewable energy. (Ala Mas’ouleety | watch, runtime: 5:35)
  • Tuition fees for 12 new non-profit universities the government plans to establish will be more than 50% subsidized by the government, Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said. The minister didn’t disclose the fees. (Salet El Tahrir | watch, runtime: 3:01)

Enterprise is a daily publication of Enterprise Ventures LLC, an Egyptian limited liability company (commercial register 83594), and a subsidiary of Inktank Communications. Summaries are intended for guidance only and are provided on an as-is basis; kindly refer to the source article in its original language prior to undertaking any action. Neither Enterprise Ventures nor its staff assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, whether in the form of summaries or analysis. © 2022 Enterprise Ventures LLC.

Enterprise is available without charge thanks to the generous support of HSBC Egypt (tax ID: 204-901-715), the leading corporate and retail lender in Egypt; EFG Hermes (tax ID: 200-178-385), the leading financial services corporation in frontier emerging markets; SODIC (tax ID: 212-168-002), a leading Egyptian real estate developer; SomaBay (tax ID: 204-903-300), our Red Sea holiday partner; Infinity (tax ID: 474-939-359), the ultimate way to power cities, industries, and homes directly from nature right here in Egypt; CIRA (tax ID: 200-069-608), the leading providers of K-12 and higher level education in Egypt; Orascom Construction (tax ID: 229-988-806), the leading construction and engineering company building infrastructure in Egypt and abroad; Moharram & Partners (tax ID: 616-112-459), the leading public policy and government affairs partner; Palm Hills Developments (tax ID: 432-737-014), a leading developer of commercial and residential properties; Mashreq (tax ID: 204-898-862), the MENA region’s leading homegrown personal and digital bank; and Industrial Development Group (IDG) (tax ID:266-965-253), the leading builder of industrial parks in Egypt.