Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Egyptians accuse Israel of Taba bombing on TV

An Israeli spokesman appeared live in an Arabic broadcast on Egyptian television the day before yesterday, for the first time since the signing of the peace agreement between Egypt and Israel.
Lior Ben-Dor, an official in the Foreign Ministry's Arab media section, was interviewed on Nile TV in a program hosted by Omeima Al-Baz, the wife of Osama Al-Baz, adviser to President Hosni Mubarak.

Ben-Dor took part in a 12-minute broadcast, during which he was interrupted incessantly by the other guests, Fuad Alan and Daya Rashuan, two terror experts.

They insisted that Israel was behind the series of blasts in Sinai, and rejected Ben-Dor's claim that that their approach legitimized additional bombings, because it diverted the focus from the real culprits.