September 2021International News

Egypt and Israel Seek to Reduce Tensions Through Bilateral Summit

The recent visit to Egypt by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on September 13 marks a key point in the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli struggle. This is especially noteworthy after the conflict in the Gaza Strip last May between Israel and Hamas.

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2021March 2021International NewsMiddle East

The Arab Spring One Decade Later

In 2020, 26 journalists were imprisoned by the Egyptian government, the Committee to Protect Journalists reports. This past November, a prominent women’s rights activist was executed in broad-daylight in Benghazi, Libya, one of many targeted that year, Human Rights Watch adds. Just this month, a protestor was killed after Tunisian police, who were cracking down on protesters demanding social justice, fired tear gas.

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Egypt Cracks Down on Dissenters Near Anniversary of Arab Spring

Security around Tahrir Square, the iconic center of the 2011 political demonstrations and revolt, has since been increased. The government has appointed clerics to preach against public dissent. Some remaining activists and human rights organizers have gone in to hiding. To date, Sisi has jailed over one thousand political critics.

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