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‘Nose Job’ El-Balkimy, Egyptian MP, Loses Parliamentary Immunity


MP Anwar El-Balkimy (with his old nose).

MP Anwar El-Balkimy (with his old nose).
Photo Credit: Egyptian TV

What do you have to do as an Egyptian Member of Parliament to earn the nickname Nose Job? Anwar El-Balkimy, of the Salafist Nour Party (that means he’s sooo religious, he has one regular prayer rug and a special one for yomim tovim), told everybody he had been beaten and robbed of LE100,000 by thugs on 29 February. But according to Al Ahram, it was later discovered that his facial injuries were caused by cosmetic surgery on his nose.

Not a smart move in a deeply Semitic country such as Egypt. So much so that a Parliament’s legislative committee on Sunday approved a move to lift parliamentary immunity from the poor guy.

Are you getting the feeling the Jpress is doing too many of these nose-jobs-going-funny-places lately? Me too, and I write them!

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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