Thursday, February 20, 2014
Jewish claims fake, says Egyptian envoy
Mohamed Assem Ibrahim
A former Egyptian ambassador to Israel has charged that Jewish refugee claims are just a ploy to block the demands of Palestinian refugees (with thanks: Adam). Albawaba reports:
Israel is organising a propaganda campaign to claim the property of Jews in Arab countries, with the aim of blocking the file for Palestinian Refugees in the negotiations conducted by the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry between the two sides and the Palestinian Authority.
Said the diplomat Mohamed Assem Ibrahim, a former Egyptian ambassador to Israel, that the property of Jews in Arab countries is a lie and its claims are fake - pointing out that Israel does not own any property in the Arab countries and that this file is settled (news to us - ed), but it is promoted from time to time for specific targets and ongoing negotiations now.
Assem said that that Israel is not ready for the return of Palestinian refugees, so it had the idea of putting the the property of Jews in Arab countries on the table to block the file of the Palestinian Refugees, and thus hinder any future settlement.
Read article in full (Arabic)