The Issam al-Aryan scandal continues to reverberate. Al-Aryan, you will remember, is the senior Muslim Brotherhood official who was forced to resign over his remarks that Jews in Israel expelled by Nasser should return to Egypt, while Palestinians took their place. Whatever al-Aryan's motives, at least he had acknowledged that Jews had been expelled - a fact now being denied by the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, according to the Algemeiner.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas claimed yesterday that no Jews were expelled from Egypt under the rule of President Gamal Abdel Nasser, according to Al-Masryalyoum. Publicly disagreeing with Essam El-Erian, deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, who in December called for the Jews expelled by Nasser to return to Egypt, Abbas claimed that the Jews left Egypt “willingly” and “as a result of Zionist conspiracies.”
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