LONDON (Oct. 6)
Communist China today utilized the election campaign in Israel to attack the Israel Government in a Peking radio broadcast in the English language beamed to Asian and African countries.
“With the general elections in Israel less than two months away,” the broadcast said, “the Ben-Gurion Government is now under heavy fire for its policy of serving imperialism as a spearhead against the national independence movement in the Middle East and its military adventurism toward neighboring countries.”
The broadcast said that “Israel is becoming a base for U.S. big business for their economic expansion in Africa and Southeast Asia.” It emphasized that “tires, chemicals, and cement produced by American-owned or controlled factories in Israel are being exported to these areas in increasing quantities as Israeli goods to disguise United States economic penetration.”
The Peking broadcast also alleged that “Israel economic and military ties with West Germany are growing” and that this is “causing much concern and indignation among the Israeli people, many of whom were victims of Nazi terror.” It quoted the election manifesto adopted by the Israeli Communist Party with all its allegations against the present Israeli Government.