Moscow Shake-up Will Affect Jews and Israel, Egyptian Radio Predicts

The “Jewish aspect” of the political shake-up in Moscow was given today over the Cairo radio in a broadcast in Hebrew in which it was emphasized that the purged Soviet leaders are either Jews or pro-Jewish and that Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet “boss” who directed the purge, “hates the Jews and supports the Arabs against Israel.”

The broadcast claimed that not only is Lazar Kaganovitch Jewish, but that the ousted Vyacheslav Molotov is also a Jew. (Mr. Molotov’s wife is Jewish but not he). The broad cast also alleged that Dmitri Shepilov, who was instrumental in providing Egypt with Soviet arms, has a Jewish wife and that Georgi Malenkov “is known as pro-Jewish.”

“This means,” the Egyptian broadcaster asserted, “that this is an anti-Semitic purge designed to eliminate all leaders who are inclined toward Zionism. It is well known that Nikita Khrushchev hates Jews and supports the Arabs against Israel. It will be difficult for Israel when the new Communist leaders begin their open war against Zionism,” the broadcast prophesied.

The Cairo radio claimed that Premier David Ben Gurion had recently succeeded in “deceiving several Communist leaders in Poland and Russia” so that they consented to permit Jewish emigration to Israel. “This emigration will stop immediately after the dismissal of these leaders,” the Egyptian broadcast said.

An Arab-language Cairo radio broadcast today attacked Arab nations which are being supplied with American arms but predicted that “every Arab soldier who carries arms from any source whatsoever will use these arms against Israel before using them against any other enemy.” The broadcast said: “The Arab soldiers who carry American arms will not hesitate to turn these arms against the Americans themselves if the Americans should act against the interests of the Arabs.”

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