An Egyptian court in Cairo has upheld a ruling that any Egyptian man who marries an Israeli woman should be barred from military service and stripped of their citizenship in order to rid the country of “disloyal” elements.
The law appears to conflict with existing Egyptian law, but lawyer Nabih el-Wahsh (who brought the action) insists it is needed to ferret out those “disloyal to Egypt and the Arab world.”
There are about 30,000 Egyptians married to Israeli women.
While the ruling would still have to be adopted by the government (a bizarre process that allows courts to make such political recommendations), it is yet another example of the extremism and hatred in this region. On the Israeli side, extremists have taken the same attitude toward Israeli women dating Arab men.
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