Muslim Brotherhood: Morsi visit in Israel impossible
A senior official in the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party came out against Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday describing his invitation of President Mohammed Morsi to Israel as "diplomatic rebelliousness." He stressed that "there is no possibility for Morsi to visit the Zionist entity."
In an article published by Egyptian online magazine al-Wafd, Gamal Heshmat said that "accepting Israel's invitation would be unimaginable."
He noted that even ousted president Hosni Mubarak only visited Israel once, to attend Yitzhak Rabin's funeral, despite the fact he considered Israel a "strategic asset."
"If Mubarak never held such a visit, how could Morsi do it?" he said. According to Heshmat, the presidential palace will decline the offer as "President Morsi's patriotism will not allow him to do so."