A warning against attempts by Arab propagandists to promote anti-Semitism in the United States was issued today by Rabbi Irving Miller chairman of the American Zionist Council, representative body of the entire Zionist movement in this country. Rabbi Miller charged that the attempts by Arab propagandists to “stimulate anti-Semitism in the United States” is designed “to distract public attention from the Egyptian Government’s decision to acquire armaments from the Communist bloc for aggression against the State of Israel.”
Rabbi Miller cited recent public statements and press interviews published in this country, wherein the Egyptian Premier Col. Nasser “has charged the American Jewish community with wielding an undue share of influence over United States’ policy in the Middle East.” Referring to Col. Nasser’s use of the term “world Jewish conspiracy,” Rabbi Miller said it is “painfully reminiscent of Nazi propaganda against the Jewish people before and during the last war.”
Rabbi Miller asserted that “Arab policies and actions are being uniformly opposed to the best interests of the United States.” He added that the Arab states “either actively supported the totalitarian powers during the last war or passively resisted the defense of freedom. They have largely adopted a neutralist position in the great struggle between East and West. And most recently, Egypt, the leading Arab State, has opened wide the door to Communist subversion in the Middle East and North Africa.”
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