Editor’s choice: Egyptian lawmakers brawl over MP’s Israel meeting

An Egyptian lawmaker hit Sunday a fellow parliamentarian Tawfiq Okasha with his shoe following the latter’s meeting with the Israeli ambassador to Egypt. Sunday’s parliament session was adjourned for 10 minutes as the two lawmakers were kicked out.

Okasha, who is also a popular TV talk show host, has been engulfed in controversy since Thursday when Israeli ambassador Haim Korem posted a picture on the embassy’s Facebook page of the two of them meeting Wednesday evening.

Egypt has full diplomatic relations with Israel, but directly dealing with Israelis remains deeply taboo in Egyptian society. (Photo Caption was done by The Associated Press)