The Culture Ministry stressed that it will never permit any
U.S Jewish or non U.S Jewish organization to set up a museum for Jewish
antiquities in Egypt.
Culture Minister Farouk Hosni, who met with a U.S Jewish delegation at his
office, affirmed that he did not approve of the setting up of this museum and
gave no promises for the establishment of this museum to the members of the
Farouk Hosni added there are no many Jewish antiquities pieces in Egypt to be
exhibited in a museum.
However, the Culture Minister said there is a department for Jewish antiquities
at the sections of Islamic and Coptic antiquities of the Supreme Council of
Egypt is most keen to deal with Jewish antiquities exactly as it deals with
other antiquities, he added.
We have no distinction in this concern, especially in the restoration
operations of antiquities, Farouk Hosni affirmed, saying as all such
antiquities are Egyptian heritage of concern to the whole world.