Egyptian actor Mohamed Ramadan (Photo: https://www.facebook.com/Ramadan/)
The Egyptian Union of Artistic Syndicate, which includes actors, musicians and cinema workers, announced on Thursday that it is dropping the investigation of actor/singer Mohamed Ramadan into his alleged "normalising with Israel."
According to an official statement issued by the syndicate, it also lifted the suspension that was imposed on Ramadan since the 23 November.
Reportedly, the popular actor will continue shooting his TV series “Mousa” for the upcoming Ramadan TV season, which is in three months time.
Ramadan sparked controversy after photos and videos had circulated on social media showing the actor with a number of Israeli artists and footballers at an "artistic gathering" in the UAE in November.
A number of Arabic-language social media accounts run by the Israeli government posted photos of Ramadan, who they described as "the great actor," alongside several Israeli celebrities in the UAE, expressing how the arts bring nations together.
The controversy surrounding Ramadan comes weeks after the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan signed normalisation agreements with Israel.
The Egyptian Union of Artistic Syndicates issued on 19 January 1980 a famous decision "to ban any form of ties with the Zionist entity and its supporters".