TORONTO (Mar. 30)
The Embassy of Uganda in Canada has distributed to Canadian newspapers a press release extolling the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” The purported excuse for the Embassy’s 850-word text is said to be a criticism by Canadian Jewish groups of, among others, President Idi Amin for his espousal of last year’s anti-Zionist resolution at the United Nations.
The release states: “You cannot understand Zionism without reading the Protocols of Zion. This book has been called the greatest lie in history. It has also been called the greatest truth in history. It is both.” The release adds that to ensure Israel’s survival the Zionists are plotting “to gain decisive influence over American economic, social, political and military affairs.” The Ottawa Journal rebuked the embassy for circulating “racist hate literature” and noted that the Department of External Affairs “should have a few rough words” for the embassy representatives for abusing diplomatic mail privileges.