Egypt Revives Emergency Law

Despite a promise to end emergency law in the country, Egypt’s military rulers said they would reintroduce it after protesters attacked the Israeli Embassy last week. State security forces also raided the office of an Al Jazeera affiliate yesterday, a news outlet that regularly covers street protests. Activists and politicians are concerned that the military rulers are reneging on reform pledges just eight months after protesters toppled the regime of Hosni Mubarak. Relations with Israel are becoming strained, and Egypt said it would crack down on security after an angry mob stormed the Israeli Embassy on Friday night, sending its diplomats fleeing to safety.