Israel Voices Concern over Comments in Egyptian Media

Israel has delivered a message to the United States and France voicing concern over repeated anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli expressions in the Egyptian media, according to a report Sunday in Haaretz.

The message was delivered both by the Israeli Embassy in Washington to the State Department, and by Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir personally to the French administration during his recent visit to France.

“The expressions of animosity toward Israel in the Egyptian press has reached unprecedented peaks,” Haaretz quoted unidentified political sources in Jerusalem as saying.

VARIOUS EGYPTIAN REPORTS CITED

An advisor to the Egyptian Information Minister told Sawt AI-Arab radio station that Egypt regards the Shin Bet affair in Israel as “an expression of the aggressive and terrorist nature of Israel, which characterizes that country from its very beginning.”

The pro-establishment weekly AI-Mussawar wrote the following with regard to the scandal involving Jonathan Pollard’s spying activities: “Israel will not hesitate to betray her ally and sell the CIA to the highest bidder.”

The weekly continued: “The Arab countries, and particularly Egypt, should learn a lesson that Israel does not distinguish between enemy and friend in its… stealing of secrets.”

AI-Ahram wrote that the election of Kurt Waldheim as President of Austria on June 8 would open the way for the release of the West from the “complex of crimes which world Zionism and Israel has planted in it, and which was used for political, economic and psychological blackmail.”

ANTI-ZIONIST ARTICLES PUBLISHED

Ahbar AI-Yawn printed an article recently which said Zionism had the intention of taking over the world while AI-Gumhuriya wrote that Zionist leaders in Palestine collaborated with the Nazis.

Shamir instructed Moshe Sasson, Israel’s Ambassador in Cairo, to express Israel’s outrage over this trend in the Egyptian press. Shamir said that this trend conflicts with the efforts to educate the Egyptian public, and particularly the youth, to peace.

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