The Washington Post denounces the Egyptian government for promoting “galloping Anti-Semitism” through the airing of the TV series “Horseman Without A Horse.” The Egyptian government censors Egyptian television, so the airing of the show is not the by-product of free speech. The Post declares that “thanks in large part to Cairo’s propangandists, fundamental hatred of Jews, as opposed to opposition to Israeli poliicies, is playing a growing role in mainstream Arab policies.” So even the Post has finally noticed. But what about our State Department? As I noted a few days ago, according to the Jerusalem Post the State Department has said that the first six episodes of the lengthy series are free of anti-Semitism. Yet, as the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) shows in this report, there can be no dispute that the show is anti-Semitic. Indeed, the producer of the show (having returned from observing Iraqi elections) boasts that he is exposing the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (a libelous forgery used by the Russian government as a pretext for persecuting Jews) as the basis of Zionism. So why would it be relevant if the first six episodes happen not to contain anti-Semitic content? Perhaps the key can be found in the Washington Post editorial. It urges the administration to cut back, if not cut off, foreign aid to Egypt, and suggests that Congress become involved if necessary. Is the State Department, which initially asked Egypt not to permit the broadcast, now attempting to cover-up Egyptian anti-Semitism in order to protect Egypt’s $2 billion a year subsidy?
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