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.