Published On: Mon, Jun 15th, 2015

Golda Meir portrait in Egyptian museum causes storm

Head of Giza museum dedicated to world's leading women removes former PM's picture after uproar in local media.

Golda Meir portrait in Egyptian museum causes storm
Egyptians were outraged Sunday, causing an uproar in the local media after discovering that a museum near Cairo had been displaying a picture of none other than the fourth prime minister of Israel, Golda Meir.

The new “Pioneering Women” museum in the Pharaonic Village of Giza opened Saturday, with the purpose of relating the stories of women who had changed society. Meir’s picture was hanging there besides those of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and the wives of former presidents of Egypt, Suzanne Mubarak and Jehan Sadat.

The head of the museum, Dr. Abdel-Salam Ragab, was quick to explain and apologize: “It was a mistake and it was corrected. No one should doubt our patriotism”…. READ MORE

Ynetnews , by Roi Kais

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