TEL AVIV (Aug. 18)
The Peace Now movement has denounced the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic cartoon that appeared last week in the Cairo newspaper, Al-Gumhouriya, as “an insult to every Israeli irrespective of his political ideas.” The Cairo paper carried a cartoon depicting Hitler handing a medal to Premier Menachem Begin. When Israel protested against this cartoon the paper issued an apology — to Hitler.
In a cable to Al-Gumhouriya, the Peace Now movement stated: “As people to whom the cause of peace is so dear, we protest the cartoon and the apology which insults every Israeli irrespective of his political ideas. These two publications can become a hurdle to the process and harm the pattern of relations now in the process of being established between Israel and Egypt.”