Head of Jewish community in Egypt charged with fraud...
Was this really fraud????
The Israeli ambassador to Cairo, Yitzhak Levanon, has asked the Egyptian government to protect Jews in Egypt, following the conviction of the head of the Jewish community in Cairo on charges of fraud.
Levanon sent a note protesting the sentence to Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmad Abul Gheit, accusing the judiciary of “oppression and cruelty” and saying it reflected a bias against Carmen Weinstein because of her religion, the Egyptian daily Al-Jarida reported.
Carmen Weinstein was sentenced on Saturday to three years in jail after being convicted of defrauding an Egyptian businessman of three million Egyptian pounds (around 520,000 dollars).
She had sold him a building which did not belong to her and then refused to return his money, the court said.
There are less than 100 Egyptian Jews in the country. They are the remaining members of what was once the most vibrant community in the region, after the mass expulsion of Egyptian Jews in the 1950s.