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Egypt ousts lawmaker over meeting with Israeli ambassador

JTA News & Features | Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 3:39 pm

Egypt’s Parliament voted to remove a lawmaker who had dinner with Israel’s ambassador to Cairo.

Tawfik Okasha was removed today (March 2), with more than two-thirds of the 596-member Parliament voting for his ouster, according to Israeli and Egyptian reports. The reason given was that Okasha committed a security breach during dinner at his home last week with Haim Koren and damaged relations with other neighboring countries by meeting with the envoy.

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