Egyptian Islamists: Deny Entry to ‘Zionist Terrorist’ Lieberman
4 Apr 09 | Ha’aretz
A key Egyptian opposition faction have submitted a bill to deny entry to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
Hussein Ibrahim, the chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood, wrote in the proposal that Lieberman deliberately harms the continuity of the Egyptian people and government. He also called the far-right minister “a Zionist terrorist” and said his policies are “overly extreme.”
More than a hundred MPs, all of them from the opposition, endorsed the motion.
Ibrahim told an Egyptian Web site on Friday that the Egyptian government did stand up properly to the newly appointed Israeli foreign minister, and that it should have boycotted him a long time ago.
Egypt has threatened to boycott Lieberman unless he issues an official apology for past remarks, including telling Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to “go to hell.”
Last week, Egyptian ambassador to Israel Yasser Rida threatened to boycott the anniversary ceremony to protest Lieberman’s pending appointment.