Israeli journalist Edy Cohen has again raised controversy by publishing a tweet on his page in response to the Algerian Foreign Minister’s statement in which he recently attacked Morocco at a press conference following his meeting with Ahmed Abou El Gheit, Secretary General of the Arab League, describing Morocco’s diplomatic moves as “spectacular” and “provocative”.
In a language that mixes classical Arabic and Moroccan Darija, Cohen wrote: “The Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs said that his country is building bridges of brotherhood with Morocco and does not destroy them. But in the design of the “Novembriens”, the bridges correspond to military zones, barracks spread across the border, trenches 10 meters wide and 6 meters deep, barbed wire, and the longest closure of land borders between two neighboring countries in history. »
Cohen, who also works as an adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, sparked a similar controversy a few weeks ago through his tweet about the opening of an Israeli embassy in Rabat and a US consulate in the Moroccan Sahara, Shortly after the start of discussions on the “deal of the century” and its approval by some Arab countries, in addition to another tweet, in which he attacked the “Polisario” and Algeria, calling them “bastards”.
Known for his provocative stances towards Arabs and Muslims, Edy Cohen has already addressed Morocco and Moroccans, especially when he recently published on his page photos of Moroccan soup, accompanied by the “Chabbakia”, while expressing his great admiration for Moroccan culture.
Edy Cohen, whose full name is Edward Haïm Cohen Halala, was born in Beirut in 1972. He left Lebanon to settle in Israel after his father was assassinated by Hezbollah. He studied Eastern cultures at Bar Ilan University, before specializing in Arab world issues.
He is fluent in Arabic. The Arab public knew him through his appearances on famous channels such as Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabia, and through his controversial publications on Twitter.