JERUSALEM (Jul. 10)
Experts on the anti-Israel propaganda blasts of the regime of President Nasser of the United Arab Republic reported today that the campaign is emerging into a clearly anti-Semitic pattern reminiscent of Nazi Jew-baiting during the Hitler era.
The style was set more than a month ago by Nasser, who declared that United States aid to the UAR was “in the style of Cohen. ” The word “Cohen” has become a Nazi-style synonym for Jews in UAR propaganda. The United States has contributed more than $60,000,000 in aid to the UAR since the start of this year.
Nasser charged that the United States was practicing “usury” against his people. One children’s program on the Cairo radio described how the “Cohens” were extracting money from “starving peasants” and ended with a chorus expressing the hope that every Cohen in this world” would die.
The experts on such Cairo propaganda noted that the style of the new campaign suggested that a number of former Nazis who fled to sanctuary in Egypt and who are reported to be working for the Nasser regime are the specialists responsible. The experts stressed that since the Jewish populations in the Arab countries are relatively small, the goals of the Nazi-style propaganda barrages could be presumed to be for more than purely local consumption.