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 ……

As campaigners in Italy and UK remember Giulio Regeni, another graduate student is ‘disappeared’ and tortured in Egypt

Four years on from the disappearance, torture and murder of Cambridge University PhD student Giulio Regeni while doing fieldwork in Egypt, human rights organisations, students and academics have raised the alarm as another graduate student and human rights researcher is snatched by Egyptian security forces. Thousands of people have already signed a petition in support…

Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 12 now out!

Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 12 available from October 2019 Middle East Solidarity magazine is now available to order from Bookmarks bookshop for £3 or can be downloaded as a [ME_Solidarity_issue_12_FINALWEB] Contact Bookmarks if you would like to make a bulk order for your trade union branch (discounts available). Cover story Outsourcing Fortress Europe: Sounding the Alarm…

Trade union leaders call on Egypt’s military regime to release Hisham Fouad and Haitham Mohamedain

Leading figures across the trade union movement in Britain have thrown their weight behind a campaign in solidarity with journalist Hisham Fouad and lawyer Haitham Mohamedain who have been detained by Egypt’s military regime on trumped up charges. Trade Union Congress president Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the National Union of Journalists Michelle Stanistreet…

Activists seized in Egypt dawn raids accused of “economic conspiracy”

Security forces in Egypt arrested at least 8 activists and politicians in dawn raids this morning, local media and human rights activists said. According to statement by the Egyptian interior ministry, they are facing charges of directing a “economic conspiracy” aimed at siphoning funds from 19 companies towards activities planned by the banned opposition group,…