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13/02/2014 09:33 GMT | Updated 13/02/2014 11:59 GMT

Arabic Voiceover Artist For Donald Duck Fired Over 'Anti-Zionist' Tweet

Wael Monsour said he was sacked over the Tweet
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Wael Monsour said he was sacked over the Tweet

The actor who provided the voice for Donald Duck in the Middle East has been allegedly fired for tweeting that Israel should be "demolished".

Wael Mansour posted the following on last August, sparking outrage for Jewish campaigners:

This week, Mansour posted that he had been sacked by Disney over the tweet, however maintained his views were not anti-Semitic, just anti-Zionist.

Mansour, a well-known media personality who lives in Cairo, has provided the Arabic voice for Disney’s famous duck for more than seven years, and has posted pictures of himself in a sound booth providing the character's tones.

According to the Mail Online, Disney insists Mansour was not an employee of the company but a contractor. The company founded by Walt Disney, who himself was accused of anti-Semitism – would not be drawn on the reason Mansour would no longer be the voice of their famous duck.

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