Despite Reports to the Contrary, Egypt’s Copts Are Not Flourishing

Oct. 29 2019

While Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is committed to defeating the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic State, which would persecute severely or even exterminate Egyptian Christians if given the chance, this ancient religious minority has hardly flourished under his rule. Samuel Tadros explains:

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More about: Copts, Egypt, General Sisi, Middle East Christianity

The Sinister Attacks on Israeli Offers of Aid to Lebanon

Aug. 10 2020

“The only encouraging thing” about the deadly explosion in Beirut, wrote the former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt on Twitter, “is that even Israel has been quick in offering humanitarian aid.” Had Bildt been better informed, he might have known that there is nothing new or unusual about the Jewish state offering humanitarian assistance to its Arab neighbors—or to more far-flung nations. Yet his bizarre comment was less hostile than the reactions of those who rushed to dismiss the offer as a meaningless public-relations stunt. Lahav Harkov writes:

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More about: Israel diplomacy, Lebanon