WATCH: Tunisian Grand Mufti shocked he spoke to Israeli media, backtracks on message of peace

In the video below, the Grand Mufti of Tunisia, Othman Battikh, called for unity between different faiths during the visit of a delegation of European and Israeli rabbis to Tunisia last weekend to strengthen cooperation between Jews and Muslims in the war against Islamic terror.

According to a subsequent report, however, the Mufti was harshly criticized for the interview with Israel’s Arutz Sheva, and issued a statement declaring that he “did not pay attention to the logo of the Israeli channel during the conversation,” improbably claiming that the Israeli reporter presented himself as a “Palestinian” who was a media attaché of Yasser Arafat.