Context, Mr. Bar'el, context. It is unfortunate that this freeze in full relations is in place. Perhaps the Egyptians will reconsider their position over closed gates between Egypt and Israel, when Israel removes their road blocks throughout Palestine and allows free passage to Palestinian writers and academics between their homes and workplaces. Until that time, Egypt should keep things ccool and not allow Israel any propaganda advantage of hosting a prominent Egyptian playwright so they can offer up the occasion and say: "see, how much more open we are to peace and bilateral relations. Why are we being shut out"?
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from the article: Hi Dina, regards from Ali