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Moscow Broadcasts Anti-israeli Incitements Beamed to Arab World

April 7, 1964
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In another broadcast aimed at inciting the Arabs against Israel, Moscow Radio today told the Arab world that the American Defense Department and the “military” in West Germany wish to “make Israel an atomic rocket base for NATO.” In its Arabic broadcast, Moscow added that, while Israeli circles appreciate the intention of the imperialists, they “do not conceal the fact that they intend to use modern weapons in their adventures against the Arab states.”

The broadcast asserted that “research in the field of nuclear bomb production is going on in Israel. Add to this the efforts being made to equip the Israeli army with the means to deliver nuclear bombs to the desired target. In all these matters, the rulers of Israel receive help from certain U.S. circles.”

Saying there was an “agreement to sell a large number of (American) rockets to Israel,” Moscow Radio indicated to its Arab listeners that these were the weapons that allegedly are aimed to deliver nuclear warheads. It was clear, however, that actually the Communist broadcast was referring to a U.S. agreement, publicly announced, to sell to Israel the Hawk ground-to-air missiles, to improve Israel’s capability to defend herself against the increasing number of Jet bombers supplied to Egypt by the Soviets.

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