International Affairs

A Passover to remember — for Egypt

Sundown Friday marks the beginning of Passover, the commemoration of the Jews’ emancipation from enslavement in ancient Egypt.

This year Passover falls on a day of enormous significance in the struggle for freedom in modern Egypt — April 6. That date is synonymous with the April 6 Youth Movement — formed in 2008 and named for the date of a planned strike to support Egyptian workers — that became the backbone of last year’s Tahrir revolution that toppled Egypt’s most recent pharaoh, Hosni Mubarak.

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