Local Reaction to the Events in Egypt

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak made a sort of history tonight. In a televised address to the nation, he declared that he would not stand for re-election in September. With close to a half-million Egyptians living in the Los Angeles region, we get local reaction to events in Egypt, including remembrance of a similar historic moment in Cairo in 1954, after King Farouk was deposed by a military coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser. We also hear from LA's Jewish community, which is America's second largest Jewish community after New York.


 

Credits

Guests:
Tamer Ali - Egyptian-born PhD student, UCLA, Maher Hathout - Senior Advisor, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Rob Eshman - Jewish Journal - @Foodaism

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Darrell Satzman