Mexican Jewry Concerned by PLO Propaganda Drive

A growing Arab propaganda drive against Israel and the Jewish people in general is a matter of increasing concern to the local Jewish community. The subject was on the agenda of a special meeting of the executive board of the Central Jewish Committee here today a which recent examples of Arab propaganda were cited.

Marwan Tahboub, the local representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization, was interviewed at length in Revista de Rivistas, a weekly produced by the Excelsior publishing house. He accused Israel of committing atrocities against civilians, including women and children, in the occupied territories and appealed to “progressive Jews of Mexico” to “join all men of good will to stop Israeli aggression.”

Tahboub was also interviewed in the daily Heraldo de Mexico where he was quoted as saying that only the establishment of a “democratic secular Palestinian state” could bring a just peace to the Middle East. He admitted that the PLO received Russian support “to restrain Israeli aggression and to reach a just and lasting peace.”

The daily Excelsior published a statement by Dib Seman and Mohammed Mustafa Bulhosen of the “Arab League of Mexico,” declaring that Israel has shown “its true face to the world” by electing “terrorist Menachem Begin” as its Prime Minister.

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