Nasser Attacks Israel in Moscow; Receives Pledges of ‘enormous’ Aid
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Nasser Attacks Israel in Moscow; Receives Pledges of ‘enormous’ Aid

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President Gamal Abdel Nasser, of Egypt, who has just concluded a series of high-level talks with Soviet leaders in Moscow, was reported here today in dispatches from the Soviet capital as having left Moscow with pledges of “enormous” economic and military assistance. Stephen Nordlinger reported today in a Moscow dispatch to the Baltimore Sun that Nasser referred to Israeli-Arab relations in a Moscow speech. He was quoted as saying.

“I would like you to know that our hostility toward Israel has no racist character. In the history of our area, there has not been any case of anti-Semitism toward Jews who lived in our countries. It was precisely the setting up of Israel that is a manifestation of aggressive racism used by colonialism for establishing in the center of the Arab world a base which prevents the reunification of the Arab nation, creates a threat to its security, and diverts its strength to repel a danger instead of directing it in the interests of peaceful economic construction.”

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