Anti-Semitic illustration featuring on the cover of Mustafa
Tlas’ book (1983) The Matzah of Zion.
Mustafa Tlas, the Syrian Minister of Defense, discusses
the 1840 Damascus Blood Libel. In the introduction, Tlas points to the
contemporary significance of the anti-Semitic blood libels, and states:
since Jewish religion is one of ‘vicious deviations’ and ‘black
hatred against all human kind and religions,’ no Arab country should
ever sign a peace treaty with Israel.
This was the fatal mistake of Egypt’s
Anwar Sadat, who ‘sold his country to the devil.’