Cairo, Aug 10 (ANI): An Egyptian state television has been slammed for airing a programme in which an Israeli military analyst was interviewed.
Eyal Alima, a correspondent for Israel Radio's Arabic service, was interviewed by phone, along with Egyptian and Palestinian analysts, on a programme to discuss an attack by gunmen who killed 16 soldiers on Egypt-Israel border in Sinai two days ago.
Minister for Information Salah Abdel-Maqsud quickly demanded an inquiry and issued instructions to the state broadcasting authority not to host any more Israelis, News24 reports.
His action, however, did not go far enough to please critics, who are now demanding that Abdel-Maqsud should be sacked for the incident.
According to the report, the liberal National Gathering for Change, a non-governmental group, called for the Islamist information minister to be dismissed and stripped of his membership at the independent Press Syndicate.
The group accused state television of pursuing 'media normalisation with the Zionist entity', a term used in Egypt by those who reject the legitimacy of Israel. (ANI)