Abd al-Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil al-Sisi, born in the Jewish Street in Cairo, November 19, 1954.
Sisi is the sixth and current president of Egypt. He came to power after leading a coup on July 3, 2013, against the first elected civilian president – Dr. Mohammed Morsi. Sisi removed him when he was the Minister of Defense, and less than a year later became President of the Republic in rigged elections.
During the reign of Sisi, the human rights situation in Egypt deteriorated greatly. He arrested tens of thousands of opponents and put them in prison after charges were fabricated against them and they were put on trials
lacking even the most basic standards of fairness. They were sentenced to harsh punishments that amounted to the death penalty, while thousands remain in pre-trial detention. All of them are languishing in prisons where torture, ill-treatment and degrading treatment are rampant, with overcrowding and lack of health care.
Why is he worthy of this award?
Sisi is the “favorite dictator” of Israel’s greatest ally, Donald Trump.
Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is the first president in the world to sell his country’s land… without bargaining, blackmail or even war.
He ceded the Tiran and Sanafir islands to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in direct service to the occupying entity, as Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon stated in April 2016: “Israel’s transit from the Strait of Tiran was secured through a document signed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through which it pledges to guarantee freedom to Israeli navigation.”
The Israelis consider Sisi as a gift from heaven. The retired Israeli general Avi Benyahu, who used to be the spokesman for the army of occupation, once said that “Sisi is the gift from the Egyptian people to Israel” due to his domestic policies in Egypt, which he believes are useful to the strategic interest of Israel.
A researcher at the Israeli National Security Research Center, Ofir Ventur, said that Tel Aviv has achieved a great deal with the rise of Sisi, because Sisi was keen to downplay the Palestinian cause under the pretext of concern for Egypt.
During the Sisi era, bilateral cooperation between Egypt and Israel has increased dramatically, moving on from being enemies in three wars over the decades and then opponents in an unstable peace. Egypt and Israel are now strong allies under the pretext of standing up to a common enemy. Perhaps this is what made Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu play a major role in securing international legitimacy for Sisi’s rule, by pressuring the Obama administration not to consider it a coup.
Netanyahu has always described Sisi as “my dear friend”, and has never missed an opportunity to praise Sisi, either personally or as president. This relationship between the two sides is considered by the Israelis as an indication of the development of bilateral relations between the two countries, which is a long-awaited dream for the Israelis.
The Israelis are greatly afraid of the fall of Sisi, and his presence is a guarantee of their existence, as Sisi works silently to serve the interests of Israel. He did not lead any initiatives to address its violations against the Palestinian people as his predecessors did.
Right-wing Israeli writer Ariel Siegel said that “in the event that life returns to Tahrir Square, this represents very bad news for Israel”, stressing that “indications of the instability of the Sisi regime may make Israel face once again the horror scenario that it feared after the January 25 revolution”.