76th session of GA, General Debate – Speech by Fayssal Mekdad,FM of Syrian Arab Republic

We reiterate that any foreign presence on Syrian soil without the consent of the Syrian government is illegal and constitutes a flagrant violation of international law and the UN Charter, as well as all relevant Security Council resolutions, which reaffirm the importance of upholding Syria’s sovereignty, independence, unity, and territorial integrity.

In Absentia Judgments Violate Egyptian Standards of Justice – Sarwat Abd El-Shahid

This Article represents an explicit breach of the provisions of the Egyptian Constitution and international conventions to which Egypt is party although they are deemed an integral part of the Egyptian legislation and supersede laws in application. Further, the Article contradicts with explicit judicial precedents rendered by the Supreme Constitutional Court as illustrated and clarified in the following sections.

Judicial Independence of Egypt’s judiciary

Egypt is misleadingly portrayed in today’s popular narrative as a country in which the government is centralized and monolithic, such that an autocratic President backed by the military controls all the mechanisms of government authority, and therefore has the ability to exert effective control over judicial decision-making (and as corollaries, that judicial decision-making reflects the will of the President and the President should be held accountable for judicial decision-making). 

Arabic Lexicon

The first Arabic lexicon is that which is generally ascribed to al-K͟halīl, and entitled Kitābu ʾl ʿAin. The following are the most celebrated Arabic dictionaries composed after the ʿAin.

Benjamin H Freedman – Speech at the Willard Hotel-1961

Well, that's the way they were fighting the Jews in Germany. And, at that time, mind you, there were 80 to 90 million Germans and there were only 460,000 Jews . . . less than one half of one percent of Germany were Jews. And yet, they controlled all of the press, they controlled most of the economy, because they had come in and with cheap money -- you know the way the Mark was devalued -- they bought up practically everything.