Abdel Fatah el-Sisi’s Mixed Record in Egypt

Aug. 27 2018

Since seizing power in 2013, Abdel Fatah el-Sisi has energetically cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood and on Islamic State-affiliated groups, isolated Hamas, improved relations with Israel and the U.S., and taken steps to improve his country’s dire economic situation. Yet his war on Islamic State’s “Sinai Province” has failed to defeat the group and alienated local Bedouin; he has been ruthless—and sometimes brutal—in crushing internal dissent; he has taken to rigging elections; and most Egyptians can expect only worsening poverty. Eran Lerman, in a thorough study, assesses Sisi’s record and urges Washington not to abandon Cairo but to use its military aid as leverage to encourage political and economic reform as well as a more effective war on terror. As far as Israel is concerned, Lerman writes:

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More about: Egypt, General Sisi, Israeli Security, Politics & Current Affairs, 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