“Deep anti-Israel propaganda in #Egypt constitutes a serious stumbling block” to achieving Mid East peace

The future of Egyptian-Israeli relations: Cairo more committed to peace than normalization
by Haisam Hassanein
February 18, 2017

…The shaping of the young Egyptian mind on the subject of Israel starts in school, with the Islamic religious narrative that frames the Jews as traitors. This goes in hand with the media’s constant depiction of the Jews as evil people who want to destroy Egypt. When young people go on to university, where political activism prevails, they become drawn very easily into anti-Israeli propaganda, which overlaps with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The process concludes with conscription to the army, which views Israel as the main enemy. The main purpose behind all of this is to make sure Egyptians do not desire normalized relations with the Jewish state. READ MORE

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