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News ID: 480
Publish Date: 15:17 - 12 March 2013
Tehran, YJC. Samira Ibrahim says she made a big mistake in pronouncing allegiance to Israel to receive an award.

In an interview by Fars news agency, Samira Ebrahim said that she would have not accepted the Women Of Courage Award had she known the cost for it.

She stated that when she was to the US for receiving her award the Department of State pressured her to apologize to Israel for what she had earlier tweeted against the country.

She added that she had told the US officials that she would not recognize the Zionist regime in Tel Aviv.

When they talked to her about the Camp David Accords she told them that the issue was a political one and she would not be involved, she told the reporter.

She added "I tried to get help from the Egyptian Embassy in Washington for getting back to Egypt, but the embassy delayed answering.”

Samira Ibrahim is an activist who revealed the sit-in at Tahrir Square in Cairo women being arrested and treated violently by the Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces


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