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Exiled Egyptian Jews Skeptical Of Brotherhood's Invitation Home

The call by a Muslim Brotherhood official for Egyptian Jews to return to their homeland has stirred spirits in Cairo, but the Jews themselves question the sincerity of the proposal and its relevance, writes Jacky Hugi.
A synagogue that was the target of an attack is seen in Cairo February 21, 2010. An unidentified man hurled a suitcase containing a primitive explosive device at the synagogue in central Cairo on Sunday but it exploded without injuring anyone, the Interior Ministry said.  REUTERS/Tarek Mostafa  (EGYPT - Tags: CRIME LAW RELIGION)

The storm erupted at once, as if they were all waiting for it in Cairo. Dr. Essam al-Erian, [until recently] an advisor to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, was interviewed by a local TV channel and called on the Egyptian Jews who had immigrated to Israel to return home.

Dr. Essam al-Erian is a senior Muslim Brotherhood official and, in addition to his role as an advisor at the Egyptian President Bureau, serves as deputy chief of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party in the Egyptian parliament. Professionally, he is a physician specializing in diseases of the circulatory system. As a politician, he is well known in Egypt from way back, from the days of former President Hosni Mubarak.

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