Member of the Egyptian Parliament and television presenter Tawfiq okasha of enjoying the glory of Starscream, once again hit the spotlight by inviting to dinner the Israeli Ambassador in Cairo Haim Koren.
The day before this meeting, Haim Koren met with the Egyptian journalists and answered their questions, noting that Israel respected President Abd al-Fatah al-Sisi as a strong leader with broad vision. The Ambassador also called for strengthening economic and cultural ties between the two countries.
In the Internet circulated pictures Okashi and Koren with this meeting. They discussed different problems of the middle East, including the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In addition, Akasha wanted to discuss with Israeli diplomat Ethiopian dam project on the Nile, calling the protests of Cairo.
On Ocaso hit storm of criticism from colleagues in Parliament. Many Egyptians irreconcilable attitude towards Israel and a number of deputies demanded the resignation Akashi for a meeting with indigenous. Thus, MP Mustafa bakry called him a traitor.
At the same time, other parliamentarians reminded that Egypt and Israel are linked in a peace Treaty and TV host didn’t do anything wrong or illegal, he met with the Ambassador.
Okasu Tawfiq, owner of the TV channel «Parain», sometimes compared to American TV host Glenn Beck because of the addiction to conspiracy theories and hostility to political Islam.
Akasha in the past made very controversial statements about Israel. Sometimes he encouraged the Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu to bomb Iran, promising the full support of Egypt.
In this case, as reported by the Oriental Express, he claimed that the Jews specifically hide the real location of the al-Aqsa mosque. According to him, built on the Temple mount mosque which is nowadays called al-Aksoy, is not real, and was erected by the Caliph al-Walid bin Marwan of Umayyah dynasty, and it is 150 metres from the genuine. Okasha believes that Umayya dynasty was founded by converts to Islam, the Jews, hence the desire to hide the real al-Aqsa mosque.
In addition, Okasha Taufik said that the Arab countries are threatened by the Jewish conspiracy, and only Egypt can save the Arabs from this plan.
In 2011, Tawfik Okasha stated that among the Jews of the world have 60% good and 40% bad. He said that holding then a post of the President of France Nicolas Sarkozy belongs to the «bad» Jews who support Zionism – «one of the worst ideologies in the world.»