The head of the Arab Department of the press service of the IDF avichai EDRI has published on the social network Facebook your photo together with Egyptian journalist Rami Aziz. He wrote that the photo was taken during a press tour organized by Israel for foreign journalists.
The Union of journalists of Egypt hastened to refute the message. Member of the Presidium of the Union Mahmud Kamal said that none of the officially acknowledged Egyptian journalist did not participate in the tour. According to him, it is a «Zionist conspiracy.»
Despite the fact that the peace Treaty between Israel and Egypt was signed in 1979, creative unions take a hostile position toward the Jewish state. The Union forbids journalists to visit Israel, and those who violate the prohibition are subject to sanctions.
A press tour was organized by the Israeli Ministry of foreign Affairs and addressed to the journalists of Arab origin living in Europe. His program includes a visit of the Knesset, memorial, Yad Vashem, a tour of Jerusalem and meetings with Israeli colleagues.