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Soviet Anti-israel Broadcasts Watched by Anti-communist Radio in Munich

An analysis of Soviet anti-Israeli propaganda was released here today by Radio Liberation, the anti-Communist station which broadcasts around the clock to all parts of the Soviet Union in Russian and 17 other Soviet languages.

According to Radio Liberation, the attack on Zionism was broadcast on January 11 by Radio Volga, in a commentary entitled “Religion in the Service of Imperialism.” For the most part, the broadcast rehashed the standard Soviet cliches to the effect that Zionism is a “tool of American imperialists.” Radio Volga specifically assailed the Synagogue Council of America as “cooperating with the clergy of other religions in conducting a struggle against democracy and socialism.”

Four days previously–on January 7–Moscow Radio denounced as “hypocrisy” statements of Israeli officials that they seek only peace in the Middle East. The Soviet broadcast noted a recent interview on the subject granted by Israeli Foreign Minister Golda Meir. “The policy of Israel should be judged not by the words of its leaders but by its deeds,” Moscow Radio asserted in a broadcast beamed in English to the Asian world.

“This fact should immediately be brought home to Golda Meir. The more aggressive Israel’s policy in regard to the Arab state, the louder the Tel Aviv propaganda, accusing the UAR of nothing but aggressive intentions. Golda Meir’s interview is no exception in this respect. She is prepared to charge all with moral sin. Unfortunately, she declines to understand one–the most important–thing: the policy of Israel, in its true light, runs counter to the interests of peace and security in the Middle East.”

Moscow Radio contended that Israeli aircraft “have made 16 violations of the air space of the UAR, ” adding that “these utterly unprovoked acts hostile to the common interest” had been roundly condemned “in such authoritative world organizations as the Security Council and the United Nations armistice commission. “

According to Moscow Radio, Israeli troops heavily concentrated on the Syrian borders, were provoking various incidents by firing on Syrian territory. All these actions are being directed by U.S. “imperialism,” Moscow Radio asserted.

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