"'There are a group of the world's Jews who had a major influence in the elections who were a serious threat to Egypt taking this position,' he said.
Hosny's candidacy raised an outcry because of a threat he made in the Egyptian parliament last year to personally burn any Israeli book he found in Egypt's famed Library of Alexandria. While he later apologized and Israel said it had withdrawn its opposition to his candidacy, several prominent Jewish activists spoke out against him in the runup to the vote"
Thursday, September 24, 2009
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