MUNICH (Jan. 5)
A fantastic attack on Israel, charging that Israel is playing a double game with regard to relations between the United States and the Arabs–under instructions from Washington–was made in a radio broadcast from Moscow monitored here Starting with the usual slanderous allegations against Israel, the broadcast said:
“It is known that the Israeli militarists always resorted to maneuvers, plots, and intrigues against the Arabs whenever the Western Powers engage in such activities. Israel was the first to start the Anglo-French aggression against Egypt. Our listeners may remember the increase in Israeli activities along the Syrian border during Henderson’s visit last summer, when the United States attempted to strangle Syria. You must remember also how Israel publicly threatened Jordan at the time when the American and British occupiers had to withdraw from Arab territory. The Israeli militarists at that time were trying to assist the West in their threats to postpone the withdrawal of the American and British forces from Lebanon and Jordan.
“Bearing all this in mind, one may be surprised at the new campaign of threats by Israel which is being launched at the very same time the U.S. authorities and the U.S. press are shouting loudly about a so-called improvement in relations between the United States and the United Arab Republic. This surprise soon disappears knowing that United States, with deceiving smiles to the Arabs, seeks to destroy Arab unity. At the same time, it is pursuing a policy of force. Washington has concluded bilateral military treaties with the neighbors of the Arabs–Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan–in the hope of surrounding the Arabs with its allies. Is it not true that Washington is encouraging Israel now in the hope that the Arabs, who, under pressure brought to bear on them from all sides, may be forced to change their conduct toward the United States.
SAYS ISRAELI LEADERS ARE CRITICIZING THE WEST AT U.S. ORDERS
“Now that the U.S. authorities are pretending friendship with the Arabs, the Israeli leaders have started to criticize the West, at the orders of the United States. It is pointed out that if Israel attacks the United States and other Western Powers, the Arabs would easily believe the American claims about so-called friendship, and thus would fall in the trap of American intrigues. Moshe Dayan, the former commander of the Israeli army, was the first to speak so seriously that it makes one laugh. He said that the honeymoon which brought Israel and the West together might be short. The falsehood of this statement is obvious from the fact that Israel cannot live without the financial aid of the West, and primarily the United States.
“High officials of the Israeli Foreign Ministry furthered this farce, which they are acting out in U.S. interests, at a recent meeting. These officials pointed out–while unable to control their laughter–that Washington was committing an error in making advances toward the United Arab Republic. Nevertheless, the fact remains that the temporary U.S. demarche toward the Arabs pleases the Israeli statesmen, who hope to restrain the hands of the Arabs in all important questions through the United States.”