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Arab Radio Stations “warn” No. African Jews Against Israel Immigration

Arab radio stations in the Middle East, in broadcasts directed to the Jews of North Africa, are urging them not to emigrate to Israel “unless you wish to be like slaves and servants.”

The Cairo radio warned the North African Jews that “Zionism knows no mercy and only knows ruthlessness and slavery for Oriental Jews.” It referred to a recent demonstration in Jerusalem by North African immigrants demanding increased immigration from North Africa as a “revolt against racial discrimination.”

The Damascus Radio advised North African Jews that “the Jews of America and Europe look down on you Jews of the East. Jews who arrive from Arab countries like Morocco are brought to work and serve in the Army. The Jews from America and Europe get the top jobs and the big money. You’ll be treated like slaves and servants.”