Tawfik Okasha

Egypt Parliament Expels MP for Dining With Israeli Ambassador

CAIRO, March 3- Egypt’s parliament voted on Wednesday to expel an independent lawmaker who invited the Israeli ambassador in Cairo for dinner, drawing widespread criticism and prompting a fellow deputy to attack him with his shoe. Speaker Ali Abdelaal announced that 465 lawmakers, out of 490 who attended the session voted to expel Tawfik Okasha

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Egyptian Lawmaker Attacked With Shoe for Dining With Israeli Ambassador

CAIRO, Feb 28 – Egyptian lawmaker Tawfik Okasha was attacked in parliament on Sunday, with one colleague hurling a shoe at him and others demanding he be suspended after he invited the Israeli ambassador for dinner. Egypt was the first of a handful of Arab countries to recognize Israel with a United States-sponsored 1979 peace

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