Ali Salem's long journey from Israel back to the Egyptian consensus
The Egyptian writer was ostracized after traveling to Israel in 1994. In a rare interview by Egypt's Al –Ahram newspaper, it seems he hasn't lost hope for peace in the Middle East.
“When I’m on my own, I still dream of our pushing Israel into the sea,” an Egyptian journalist told author and playwright Ali Salem during an interview for the Al-Ahram newspaper this week. “That’s because you want a crushing solution, in one blow,” replied the 77-year-old, best known in Egypt for visiting Israel in 1994 following the signing of the Oslo Accords.