A video featuring scenes from an Egyptian candid camera series is garnering attention on the Internet. The show, created by Memri TV, includes clips of Egyptian celebrities being told they are appearing on an Israeli channel.
The video starts with an interview between a female host and actor Ayman Kandeel “Tuhami.” Kandeel is friendly at first but grows angry as a caller tells him he’s being featured on an Israeli program. The actor gets into an argument with a producer, ultimately assaulting the original woman he was speaking with.
In the second portion of the segment, Egyptian actress Mayar Al-Beblawi makes an appearance.
“They keep whining about the Holocaust, or whatever it’s called,” she begins, before being told she is on an Israeli channel and removing her microphone in anger.
In the final part, actor Mahmoud Abd Al-Ghaffar is fed the same lie, which incites shouting. Al-Ghaffar yells “You are a Jew” at a producer and hits him about the head. When told it was all a prank, Al-Ghaffar says, “I hate the Jews to death.”
In finishing the segment, the female host chalks the extreme reactions up to “patriotism.”
The intense responses have led to more than 130,000 hits since the video was placed on YouTube Monday.