Egyptian newspaper under fire because of Jerusalem

Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram says "Jerusalem" instead of "Al-Quds", comes under fire on social media.

Ben Ariel ,

Jerusalem
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The Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram came under fire this week for a simple mistake it posted on Twitter.

Following the visit of Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to Israel, the newspaper posted a tweet stating that "the Egyptian foreign minister watched the Euro finals with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem."

But the newspaper came under fire from the Egyptian public because it used the word "Jerusalem" instead of “Al-Quds”, as the Israeli capital is known in the Arab world. Many Egyptians, including government officials in Cairo, were outraged over the error and blasted Al-Ahram for it.

Following the attacks, the tweet was removed from the newspaper's account, but it did not apologize for posting it to begin with.



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