Russia’s Growing Influence in Egypt

Since coming to power in 2013, Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi—his faith in his country’s alliance with the U.S. shaken by the events of the previous two years—has been cultivating improved relations with Russia. Ramy Aziz explains the new alliance, and warns against its dangers:

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More about: Egypt, General Sisi, Libya, Politics & Current Affairs, Russia, U.S. Foreign policy

How the NGO-Terror Alliance Turned Human Rights into a Scam

Oct. 27 2021

Last Friday, the Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz announced the designation of six Palestinian organizations as terrorist groups due to their deep entanglements with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which has been committing murderous attacks since 1968. Both the EU and several European states have provided funds to the recently proscribed organizations. A decade ago, pro-Israel activists even supplied the European Union with information, for a long time ignored, about the links between these groups and the PFLP. Members of one group—the Union of Agricultural Work Committees—murdered the seventeen-year-old Rina Shnerb in 2019. Jonathan Tobin writes:

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More about: Human Rights, NGO, Palestinian terror, PFLP, United Nations, US-Israel relations