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Arab Propaganda Stepped Up in West Germany; Israel Attacked in Programs

June 17, 1968
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Arab propaganda has been stepped up in recent days in West Germany. The German-Jordan Society here conducted a “Jordan Week” during which former Jordan Foreign Minister Anton Atallah made a speech describing Israel as a “bloodthirsty wolf surrounded by sheep” and asserting that Jews living in Palestine prior to establishment of the Jewish State opposed the Balfour Declaration because they lived happily with the Arabs there. A film was shown depicting women and children, allegedly Israeli napalm victims, in a hospital. In Aachen, Arab students held a “Palestine Week” at the technical high school and distributed anti-Israel propaganda.

In a related development, East Germany has decided, as a result of the recent visit there of Egyptian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Riad, to maintain regular contact between the two countries. In an East Berlin newspaper interview, Mr. Riad said the Egyptian people would never forget “valuable aid” which the German Democratic Republic rendered to the Arab states during and after last June’s war. He asserted that West Germany had played a role in Israel’s “aggression.”

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