Following are excerpts from an interview with Issam Al-'Aryan, deputy chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party in Egypt, which aired on Dream 2 TV on December 27, 2012:
Issam Al-'Aryan: Most of the Egyptian people are Muslims. Our Arab Islamic culture was shared by the Christians, the Muslims, and even the Jews who used to live here. I wish the Jews would return to Egypt in order to make room for the Palestinians. The Palestinians would return to their country, and the Arab Jews would return to their countries.
Interviewer: Are you welcoming the Egyptian Jews...
Issam Al-'Aryan: The Jews deported by Abd Al-Nasser should return. Why did he deport them?!
Interviewer: So they should get their property back?
Issam Al-'Aryan: They supported the occupation. Every Egyptian has the right to return, especially if he would be making room for a Palestinian. I want to enable the Palestinians to return to their land. The Right of Return cannot be ignored or relinquished.
Interviewer: But the right to return is unconditional, right? An Egyptian who left his country has the right to return to it.
Issam Al-'Aryan: I am calling upon them: Egypt is worthier of you than Israel. Why do you live in a racist, occupying entity? Why do you allow yourselves to be soiled with war crimes, for which the occupation leaders will be punished? They will not escape punishment.