LONDON (Jul. 18)
Moscow Radio last night told the Jews in the Soviet Union that they should not permit themselves to be influenced by “Zionist propaganda” which is spreading “false illusions” among Jews about Israel.
The broadcast said that “Zionists and special agents of Israel” are attempting to present a picture among Jews in East European countries that Israel is a “paradise” for Jewish people and that it is a country where a Jew feels himself completely free and at home.
“This,” the broadcast stated, “is a shameless lie. The truth is that Israel is not a paradise but a land where unemployment and starvation prevails. Jews from East European countries who have been misled by Israel propaganda and have emigrated to Israel are now seeking to return to their native lan’s. “
The broadcast said that Jews in the Soviet Union are “free and happy” as part of all other sections of the Soviet population and that they are not eager to emigrate to any country, including Israel. The Moscow Radio then indulged in its usual anti-Israel diatribes (declaring that “Israel serves the interest of Western imperialism in the Middle East” and constitutes “a permanent danger” for the Arab countries.
The broadcast also attacked American Jews stating that they are helping in the pro-Israel propaganda and “mislead the working masses” for the purpose of serving the cause of the United States which is heading the “imperialist countries” of the Western world.