Nasser Expands His Anti-israel Propaganda in India; Israel Hampered

The United Arab Republic Embassy in New Delhi has expanded its anti-Israel propaganda in this country, issuing new publications and organizing an all-expense paid tour of Egypt and Syria.

While UAR propaganda is falling on fertile soil in this country, the absence of diplomatic relations between Israel and India has prevented Israel telling its story to the Indian people and their political leaders. An Israel trade mission, the only representation here, is not in a position to educate Indians about Israeli life and Middle East politics.

After the subsidized tour, newspapers and magazines around the country sprouted anti-Israel articles. For example, the Communist Bombay weekly “Blitz” has begun publishing unsupported “reports” of secret negotiations for a Turkish-Israel alliance and “closer cooperation” between the two states in the production of arms. Even Prime Minister Nehru recently spoke in Parliament of “ominous sounds” from Israel.

The most recent UAR publication, a press release from the UAR Embassy here, contains such “reports” as: negotiations between the Israelis and the West for inclusion of Israel in the Bagdad Pact and the issuance of “orders” by the New Iraqi Government that Radio Bagdad, an implacable foe of Israel, should “cease cooperation” with the Israeli radio network.

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