And, this is from a country at peace with Israel...
You can't make this stuff up...
A prominent Egyptian editor faces disciplinary charges for meeting with Israel's ambassador. An inquiry by her colleagues is set for the coming days, and is expected to highlight the clash between political ends and freedom of the press.
Hala Mustafa met with Israeli ambassador Shalom Cohen last month in her office at the semi-official and wholly-powerful al-Ahram media in Cairo.
The meeting violated a long-standing rule of Egypt's press syndicate, or union, that forbids any contact between its members and Israelis.
Mustafa, who edits al-Ahram's Democracy magazine, says the position, taken in 1983, is not in keeping with national interests.
"I think that Egypt, since it represents a moderate trend in the region, adopts dialogue as a method, as a tool to deal with the world," Mustafa said. "I think we have as individuals the right to follow the same policy or to adopt the same way of thinking."