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January 18, 2013 3:20 am

US: Egyptian Statement on Morsi Antisemitic Comment “Good First Step,” But Not Enough

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Hillary Clinton meets with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

Fox News – The Obama administration said Thursday that a statement issued by the Egyptian presidency is welcome but not enough to ease concerns about anti-Jewish and anti-Israel comments that the Islamist president made before he took office.

The statement by President Mohammed Morsi’s office rejects discrimination and incitement to violence based on religion. The State Department called it “an important first step” but said the U.S. continues to look for Morsi and other Egyptian leaders to demonstrate a commitment to religious tolerance and Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel.

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