Mistakes and Handshakes: Egyptian Cleric Under Fire

Sheikh Tantawi

An errant handshake is the center of heated outrage in Egypt, as top Muslim Cleric Sheikh Tantawi defends himself for greeting Israeli President Shimon Peres — at an interfaith conference nonetheless. It is incredible that such a minute detail (though obviously symbolic) can become so controversial. There are much worse things in this world than a handshake, but given Egyptian anti-Israeli sentiment it’s not surprising.

BBC News

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