Tying tourism to Egypt and this story is somewhat tenuous, I agree. Still, it should be noted tourists face a real danger of getting killed when they visit Egypt. Egypt is on the slippery slope of becoming a failed state. Instead of focusing energy on rebuilding their nation they apply the unifying balm of "the Zionist Enemy". Zahi Hawass is not an archeologist but a 3rd rate media personality. Unlike others in his position. who seek to promote understanding between peoples he panders to the populist line. Thank God for the Zionist enemy as otherwise all the Egyptians could do is look inward and see only rot.
from the article: Egypt antiquities chief: I gave the Zionist enemy a slap in the face