FM Livni expresses Israel’s concern with unfounded  allegations regarding  Israeli documentary film ‘The Spirit of Shaked’ to Egyptian FM

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

In her meeting today with Egyptian FM Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni expressed "Israel’s concern that certain elements in Egypt are misrepresenting the documentary film ‘The Spirit of Shaked’, without checking the facts or substantiating what actually happened, with the intent of sabotaging our two countries’ relationship."

FM Livni requested that FM Gheit placate the discontent in Egypt in this regard. FM Livni made it very clear that this was not a case of a prisoners-of-war massacre, but rather the death of soldiers during the heat of battle. A copy of the film and a textual copy of the narration will be forwarded to FM Gheit.