MOSCOW, December 31 (RIA Novosti) - Israeli television Channel 10 positively responded to a remark by Egypt’s senior official from the Muslim Brotherhood, who said Jews should return to Egypt, Al Arabiya reported on Monday.
Last week Essam el-Erian, an advisor to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, told the local Dream TV network that Jews should refuse living under “a brutal, bloody and racist occupation” and come living to Egypt.
“It is better for Jews to live in a country like Egypt rather than in a country contaminated by occupation. Every Egyptian has the right to come back to Egypt, no matter what his religion,” Erian said.
Israel’s Channel 10 responded by saying that “after thousands of years since Egyptian Jews left Egypt, finally someone has called for their return.”
But the channel also reported that Erian’s remarks prompted a wave of criticism on social websites in Egypt with users calling him “an agent of Israel and America.”
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