Urgent: Detained journalist Hisham Fouad launches hunger strike

A message from the socialist activist Hisham Fouad from inside prison announcing his hunger strike which has been ongoing since Saturday 10 July in protest against his continued imprisonment despite having spent more than two years in ‘pre-trial detention’, the maximum period specified in Egyptian law.  Hisham was arrested and detained on 25 June 2019. He…

German MPs and UK trade unionists join solidarity action against repression in Egypt

Members of the German parliament have issued a statement calling for the release of political prisoners in Egypt, highlighting the case of socialist activists Hisham Fouad, Ayman Abdel-Moati, Haitham Mohamedain, Mahienour el-Masri, Khalil Rizk and Patrick Zaki.  Signatories include Michel Brandt, Member of Parliament for Die LINKE parliamentary group, Member of the Committee on Human…

Shady gas deal deepens Egypt-Israeli ties

This is an article from the current issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine – help us continue our work by donating £2 for a digital copy online On 15 January 2020, Israel and Egypt announced that Egypt was beginning importing natural gas from Israel. According to Reuters, the agreement entails Israel exporting to Egypt 85.3 billion cubic…

Middle East Solidarity magazine – Issue 13 – Viral Resistance? Out now

Middle East Solidarity magazine is now available to download. During the Covid-19 crisis we are suspending our print publications temporarily, but you can help support our work by making a donation for your copy below. Click to take out an annual solidarity subscription. Download your pdf of the current issue here. Check here for previous issues. In this issue ……