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Israel Voices Support of Fight Conducted by Iraq Against Nasser

The Israel Radio was on record today with the first Israel statement unequivocally in support of the fight by Iraq Premier Kassem against President Nasser of the United Arab Republic.

The chief commentator of Radio Israel’s Arab program, known to represent the Israel Foreign Ministry line, called Iraq a “liberated Arab country,” and added that Nasser was still “trying to enslave all Arab countries under his rule and is selling his country once to the West and once to the East.”

The commentator said that “Iraq wants freedom and Nasser wants jails.” He also supported the sentence against Col. Aref, Premier Kassem’s former pro-Nasser deputy.