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The Israeli prime minister is the target of angry protesters, fed up with his handling of Covid-19 and his efforts to escape corruption charges. The police are cracking down hard, a state of affairs Palestinians are all too familiar with but most Israelis are not.

Egyptian paradox

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Nine years removed from Tahrir Square, Egypt is caught in the hard grip of a deeply repressive regime; that’s half the story, the other half is of an economy that shows good progress even in the headwinds created by Covid-19.