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November 07, 2002

Egypt TV Series Sets Off Dispute Over Its Origins

The Protocols of Zion: The Egyptian government stll doesn't get it!
The holy month of Ramadan brings with it not only prayer and abstinence but the largest television audiences of the year as families break the daily fast with bountiful evening meals that last for hours and are eaten in front of TV sets.

Egypt's eight channels boost their advertising rates during Ramadan and vie for viewers by broadcasting soap operas and often-controversial series.

This year, the controversy has gone international, with censors allowing the broadcast of "Horseman Without a Horse," about an Egyptian journalist struggling against British imperialism and Zionism. The series, set in the Middle East of the 19th and 20th centuries and billed as a historical drama, premiered Wednesday.

"The series presents historical facts commenting on the beginning of Zionism," director Ahmed Badr Eddin said.

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