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Friday, September 09, 2011

Did an Egyptian nuclear scientist defect to Israel?

El Fagr reports of an Egyptian nuclear scientist named Noha Awad Hached who moved to Israel last June.

The Egyptian media is unclear; they seem to be saying that she intends to convert to Judaism and participated in a right-wing conference that claims that Israel should include parts of Egypt, using evidence she took from Al Azhar University.

Al Ahram says that she has been working towards her doctorate for over twenty years and still does not have it, and that she had visited Israel previously. It also implies that she is a bit crazy.

The Egyptian media quotes Israeli media on this story, but I have not found any articles corroborating this very strange story.