You’re a world leader, and have just received a generous aid and investment package from a rich ally. How do you respond to such largesse? If you’re Egypt’s Abdul Fattah Sisi, you apparently give away an island. Or two.
Egypt’s strongman is facing a massive wave of domestic criticism after his Cabinet announced that Egypt was ceding two Red Sea islands to neighboring Saudi Arabia.
A statement issued by 82 public personalities on Tuesday, including two former presidential candidates, slammed the newly signed maritime border deal and called on parliament to veto it.
“The two islands are considered an Egyptian property and the constitution,...