LONDON (Aug. 18)
Radio Moscow has attacked Israel as the “51st State” of the United States, and has alleged that U.S. aid to Israel is being used mainly to cover military expenditures.
The real cause of the Israel Cabinet crisis, according to the new Soviet propaganda, is “the expansionist military policy pursued by the Israeli ruling circles, who are concerned not with raising the standard of living, but with increasing Israel’s military potential.”
The Soviet radio alleged that Israel provided 250, 000 “guns” and other arms to West Germany. Actually, Israel sold to West Germany 250, 000 mortar shells. According to Moscow, Israeli policy has little support from the Israeli masses, who are depicted as opposed to Israel’s alleged “aggressive, militaristic policies.”
Moscow alleged that each Israeli citizen received $240 in U.S. Government aid; contrasted with only three dollars given each Arab. But despite such aid, Moscow said, Israeli living standards are low, because the money is being spent for arms. “Israel imitates the United States in the arms race and in other aspects of foreign policy,” the broadcast said. It was beamed to the Arab states in Arabic.