Prominent Egyptian scholar in Israeli affairs dies
Egyptian Abdul Wahab al-Misiri, a prominent scholar on the Arab-Israeli conflict and leader of the Egyptian movement calling for an end to Hosny Mubarak's presidency, died of cancer on Thursday. He was 70.
The Egyptian scholar was elected in 2007 to head of the Egyptian Movement for Change, known as Kefaya, repoted dpa.
The movement is pushing for a peaceful end to Mubarak's presidency and is opposed the transfer of power to his son Jamal.
Over 25 years, al-Misiri wrote an eight-volume encyclopedia about Jews and Judaism. The encyclopedia is rich in terms and definitions on the topic.
Al-Misiri taught at several universities around the world, including the University of Malaysia, King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and Ain-Shams University in Cairo.