No normalization with Israel, says culture minister
Minister of Culture Mohamed Saber Arab - YOUM7 (Archive)

KAFR EL-SHEIKH, Egypt: Minister of Culture Mohamad Saber Arab said Saturday there is no normalization of ties with Israel as long as it continues attacks on “our Palestinian brothers.”

In statements during inauguration of a book fair in Kafr el-Sheikh, the minister highlighted the need for Israel to abide by  international law.

During his visit, the minister met Bishop Boutros Bestarus who asked the minister to place the Church of Virgin Mary in Sakha as a tourist site.

“The Church has a piece of stone that has the footprint of Jesus,” Bishop Boutros said.

The minister promised to hold a festival on June 1 that would place the church on tourist programs.

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