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GFI – An Evening with Hussein Aboubakr Mansour – 7.30pm via Zoom
Glasgow Friends of Israel invite you to –
an Evening with Hussein Aboubakr Mansour – the Egyptian Activist who supports Israel
GFI, in conjunction with StandWithUs UK, has great pleasure in inviting you to a very special evening with Israel supporter Hussein Aboubakr Mansour.
Hussein was born in 1989 in Cairo, Egypt. He studied Hebrew at Cairo University but did not adapt to the curriculum which was the official anti-Israel and antisemitic rhetoric of the regime. Hussein was persecuted by the Egyptian State Police for being the first visitor to check out books and watch films at the Israeli Academic Center of Cairo.
In 2010 he was surveilled, harassed and jailed for his studies of Israel. Later that year he was suspected of being a “Zionist agent” and was held in a military detention facility where he was tortured. By 2012 the secret police of the Muslim Brotherhood regime began harassing and persecuting Hussein for his contacts with Israelis and writings expressing hopes for coexistence and peace between the two peoples.
He received asylum in the United States in 2014 and worked as an Assistant Professor of Hebrew Studies in the Defense Language Institute. Hussein is the author of Minority of One, an autobiography about his life in Egypt. He currently works as an Educator for StandWithUs.
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