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Jewish Leaders Meet Egypt Foreign Minister, Newspaper Decries Coded Israeli Flag in Cup Arrangement

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Egyptian FM Nabil Fahdy meeting American Jews at a table with a sly depiction of an Israeli flag made from cups and bottles. Photo: Screenshot / Elder of Ziyon.

Egyptian FM Nabil Fahdy meeting American Jews at a table with a sly depiction of an Israeli flag made from cups and bottles. Photo: Screenshot / Elder of Ziyon.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahdy met with Jewish leaders in the U.S. this week, but when Egyptian newspaper Al Mesryoon saw a photo of the meeting on his party’s Facebook page, all the newspaper could see was a coded message in the way the cups were lined up on the table.

On Thursday, Blogger Elder of Ziyon flagged the report and the photo, mocking the newspaper’s anguish over what it believed to see:

“What an insult! You mean, you don’t see it? Come on, its obvious,” Elder of Ziyon wrote. “The Jews purposefully put two stripes of blue cups around the water bottles to evoke the Israeli flag! How much more humiliation are Egyptians expected to take???”

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The blogger continued his satire: “I’m surprised that Al Mesryoon didn’t notice that there were exactly six water bottles between the blue cups – obviously meant to symbolize not only the six-pointed Star of David, but also the Six Day War and Egypt’s humiliating defeat at the hands of Israel.”

“Notice also that there are four cups in each row, for a total of eight. This is clear reference to 1948, the year of the Nakba! And there are two sets of drinks, which symbolizes the two [alleged, according to Arab media] Jewish Temples and Israel’s desire to destroy Al Aqsa Mosque to build the third Temple! How transparent those Jews are in their evil plots!”

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