Despite Egypt’s Good Relations with Israel, Its Ramadan Soap Operas Remain Heavy on Anti-Semitism

June 17 2019

During the month of Ramadan, which ended on June 3, Egyptian television traditionally runs special miniseries, many of which air in other Arabic-speaking countries as well. Haisam Hassanein notes that in this year’s Ramadan programs, Jews were, as in the past, portrayed in a consistently negative light. While diplomatic and military ties between Cairo and Jerusalem have been stronger than ever in recent years, Hassanein also points out that the current regime has tightened its control of the media, so that these soap operas don’t merely reflect the judgments of media personnel:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Egypt, General Sisi, Israel

 

It’s Past Time for Europe to Take Action against Hizballah

Oct. 26 2021

Clinging to an artificial distinction rejected by the U.S., the UK, and several of its own member states, the European Union considers Hizballah’s “military wing” a terrorist group, but not its “political wing.” Not only is the Iran-backed organization responsible for countless acts of terror, it also has slaughtered civilians in Syria, helped to bring about Lebanon’s current political and financial meltdown, and has tens of thousands of missiles aimed at Israel. Hans-Jakob Schindler argues that Brussels should be taking a different approach:

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More about: European Union, Hizballah, Terrorism