Moscow Attacks Germany for Paying Reparations to Israel

Radio Moscow has launched another of its attacks on Israel, this time for Arab consumption, on what it called the partnership between Israel and the Bonn Government.

In its Near East service in Arabic, radio Moscow reached back to Prime Minister Ben-Gurion’s meeting with Chancellor Adenauer saying, incorrectly, that it took place “right in Washington and not anywhere else” and adding that “significantly this meeting took place on the eve of the summit conference in Paris which was later torpedoed by U.S. rulers.”

The “collaboration” was explained by the broadcaster as direct result of U.S. sponsorship of both countries and, in addition, branded as a device to help Israel’s military purposes by allocating huge sums of money to a country “which has no right whatsoever to reparations, since the victims of the Nazis are in Europe and not Israel.”

Rich in quotations from alleged Israeli sources, the broadcast concluded by stating that the object of paving the way between Israel and Bonn was to encourage the “expansionist intentions” of those two countries. The object of the broadcast itself was obviously a double one; to please Arab listeners by accusing Israel of aggressive intentions and at the time to discredit West Germany in their eyes, since West Germany has had considerable economic success in those countries.

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