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A four-person Israeli security delegation arrived in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials. The talks will reportedly focus on the stalled peace process, the security situation in the Sinai, and Israel's recent strike on a weapons convoy in Syria.
A bipartisan group of US senators called for the restructuring of US aid to Egypt to focus more heavily on counterterrorism efforts, particularly in the Sinai. Senator Lindsey Graham said that "the Sinai ... has become a terrorist safe haven."
Angry protests broke out on the second anniversary of former President Mubarak's ouster. Clerics from Egypt's leading religious institution chose the country's Grand Mufti, a position previously appointed by the president.
A judge ordered YouTube to be blocked for 30 days for carrying the trailer to the controversial film "Innocence of Muslims" that caused massive protests in September 2012. An Islamic Jihad leader endorsed the use of violence against opponents of President Morsi. The opposition planned four rallies against Morsi for Monday.
Several hardline Muslim clerics issued a fatwa calling for the killing of prominent opposition leaders. The government condemned the action and beefed up security around the opposition leaders' homes.
Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the opposition National Salvation Front coalition, denounced a fatwa that authorized the killing of NSF members. An NGO linked to the Muslim Brotherhood called for the National Council for Women and other women's rights associations to be abolished.