Egyptian movie star reveals he had Jewish mother

One of Egypt’s best-known young actors has surprised his fans by revealing to a talk show host that his late mother was Jewish.

The move by movie star Karim Kassem has received a positive response. It is seen as a bold step in a society where not only anti-Israel but also antisemitic sentiment is palpable, although Kassem was careful to stress that his Jewish forebears were anti-Israel.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Egyptian-movie-star-reveals-he-had-Jewish-mother-473816

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