Co-Founder of Egyptian Salafist party met with Tzipi Livnimet with former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni at Harvard in April according to a report in Egyptian media (Hat Tip: MFS - The Other News).
Alwaght- Egyptians were shocked when the Arabic language newspaper, Youm7, revealed that the co-founder of Egypt’s Salafist Nour Party has met with the Israeli Regime's former foreign minister.
The influential daily revealed on the weekend that extremist Nour Party's Nader Bakkar has hold secret meeting with notorious Tzipi Livni in April at Harvard University.The meeting that was reportedly held at Bakkar’s request has sparked a storm of controversy in Egyptian media.
Salafism is an ultra-conservative movement within Sunni Islam that advocats a return to the traditions of the "devout ancestors". The doctrine can be summed up as taking "a fundamentalist approach to Islam".
The Nour Party's co-founder and deputy chairman, Bakkar, Bakkar was awarded a scholarship to pursue a master’s in public administration at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Muslim Brotherhood accused the aspiring young politician of unjustly winning a fellowship to attend the prestigious Harvard University in return for his party’s betrayal of former President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.
The Salafi party sided with the Armed Forces against the Brotherhood during Morsi’s ouster, and since then has continued to support President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s administration.
A few months before his graduation, however, Livni visited Harvard on 16 April to give a lecture on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Sources reportedly told the Egyptian newspaper that after finding out that Livni was coming to speak, Bakkar contacted the society to arrange a closed meeting with Livni.
She agreed and the meeting took place inside the university after her lecture.
According to Youm7, Nader Bakkar’s meeting with Tzipi Livini lasted around 40 minutes, in which Bakkar talked about the strength of the Nour Party and its popularity, that he was the main reason for the (Muslim) Brotherhood’s success after the 25 January revolution…
Livni- who has reportedly conducted sexual relations with Arab officials during her years as a Mossad agent in an attempt to entrap them- did not reveal the meeting at the time, but sources close to her confirmed to the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) that the meeting took place.
And you thought Livni hated religious people... oh... wait... it's only religious Jews she hates.
But yes, I do believe Livni met with Bakkar. I doubt anything came of it. Much ado about nothing.