The Director of the Cairo International book fair Haytham al Haj Ali stated that not paying royalties for Israeli writers book sold at this event. The fair, organized by the Ministry of culture of Egypt, held in Cairo in these days.
«There is no prohibition of translating Hebrew literature into Arabic, our translators do it perfectly. But in regard to the payment of fees to the Israelis, such a ban exists. They stole our land and we are their copyright,» said he.
Al-Hajj-Ali commented on the Israeli media reports, according to which, the exhibition presents books and Israelis, in particular, the correspondent of radio station Galei Tzahal Jackie Hugi. Also translation of the Hebrew slang Dictionary, compiled by Rubik Rosenthal.
According to official information, the fair presents the works of writers from 34 countries in the world. It is noteworthy that on the eve of the opening of the exhibition, its Director proudly stated: the Israeli literature it will not be represented.
It should be noted that despite the signing of a peace Treaty a few decades ago, the attitude of the Egyptians toward Israel remains hostile. Intellectuals infected even to a greater extent than the General population.