ADL Urges Egyptian President to Speak Out Against Anti-Semitism
New York, N.Y., December 19, 2002 … In the wake of the final episode of Horseman Without a Horse, the 41-part Egyptian television series based on the anti-Semitic forgery Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today urged President Hosni Mubarak to speak out against "blatant anti-Semitism in Egypt."
"Now that Horseman without a Horse has concluded its run on Egyptian state television, we would like to reiterate our deep dismay with the series," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.
"This classic example of an anti-Semitic canard that portrays Jews as scheming and devious and involved in a great 'conspiracy,' to take over Egypt clearly used the Protocols as a major element of the program's plot in a calculated effort to encourage further Egyptian hatred and incitement toward Jews.
"We strongly urge you, at this critical point, to speak out specifically against blatant anti-Semitism in Egypt," Mr. Foxman stated.
The League communicated this issue in a letter to President Mubarak. Horseman aired throughout Ramadan.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.