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Arab Media Review: Anti-Semitism and Other Trends January- April 2007

"Shaked Spirit"

Posted: April 17, 2007

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In the documentary film "Shaked Spirit," which was broadcast on Israel's Channel One, soldiers who fought in Sayeret Shaked under Binyamin Ben-Eliezer's command admitted that at the end of the Six-Day War they killed Egyptian POWs.  Following the screening of the film, the Egyptian Al-Ahram accused Ben-Eliezer of responsibility for a massacre and other Egyptian papers ran cartoons and articles depicting bloodthirsty Israeli soldiers behaving like Nazis.

Al-Gomhurriya, March 6, 2006 (Egypt)

A Jewish/Israeli soldier with the word "Zionism" imprinted all over his shirt is raising the flag with his bloody hands.

Al-Ahali, March 21, 2007 (Egypt)

The cartoon's headline: "Israel killed the Egyptian prisoners of the 1967 war." The soldiers are saying to each other: "We are not killers. We are Nazis."

Al-Gumhuriyya, March 11, 2007 (Egypt)

The Jew is saying: "We could not resist temptation … especially after we discover that they were unarmed…!" On the paper: "The crime of the prisoners' killing."

Al-Gumhuriyya, March 13, 2007 (Egypt)
It appears that Peres (or perhaps Olmert) is saying to Peretz: "The biggest provocation is that the Arabs are spreading that Israel can live in peace."


  • "…It is not strange or improper for them to inject the prisoners with viruses and infectious diseases…"
    Rania Ghanem, "The Zionists Made our 73 Prisoners Guinea Pig and Human Spare Parts!!" Al-Usbu', March 12, 2007

  • "… Ben Eliezer's crimes are not different from the crimes committed by Himler, the Gestapo's Commander during the Nazi era, who ordered in the war's last days to kill the prisoners, in order to get rid of the convicting evidences against him regarding war crimes. How yesterday resembles today!"
    Salama Ahmad Salama, "Escaping from Punishment," Al-Ahram, March 11, 2007

  • "Israel hates peace; does not want peace; and cannot make it. Because Israel is not 'a state having an army'; it is 'an army having a state.'…Israel admitted that it assassinated 250 Egyptian unarmed martyrs in Sinai… It is inevitable to request the submission of the killers from among the war criminals, and the first of them is Binyamin Ben Eliezer….Since Israel's crimes did not stop. Since war crimes became the Israeli military doctrine…Prof. Zimerman from the Hebrew University…said: ... Look at the kids of the fanatic Jews in Hebron. They resemble totally Hitler's youth. They are being taught, since they were born, that all of the Arabs are evil, and that every non-Jew is against them. They make them paranoid people. They see themselves as superior army, completely as Hitler's youth…"
    Kamel Zuhairy, "The Story of Yehoshua, Sharon's Grandfather," Al-Gumhuriyya, March 8, 2007

  • "'They are the enemy', said those who were betrayed; their policy is depravity; their characteristics are betrayal; their aim is to annihilate all of the Arabs, Muslims and Christians. They believe in the ideology of hatred to all that is non-Zionist. They are the enemy in spite of all of the imaginary peace agreements and in spite of the American attempts to assimilate them within the regions' people… All of the sciences of the divine laws emphasize that they are the enemy. They will be our enemies until the Day of Judgment. Until the day when the tree and the stone speak and say: 'Oh Muslim, there is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him!'[1]..This is the Israeli vision: That's all a thing of the past… They have to look for the roots and the daily discussion about the Nazi Holocaust which its truthfulness is in doubt in its nature… We have to put pressure until the racist Zionist mechanism will surrender and bring those who committed a crime against an Egyptian prisoner or civilian to court..."
    Jala' Jab Allah, "Oh, Al, of the Victims of the Wars with the Enemy: In the Law of Equality there is (saving of) Life to you[2]," Al-Gumhuriyya, March 8, 2007

  • "The crime of killing the unarmed Egyptian soldiers by the Israeli forces in '67… is only a chapter in the black history which accompanied the establishment of the heretic State of Israel and its funding (on the basis of) iron and fire, terror and frightening, on the land of the Palestinian people…"
    "Israel is an Heretic State" (editorial), Al-Gumhuriyya, March 7, 2007 (Egypt)

[1] A Hadith (Islamic tradition) attributed to the Prophet Muhammd.

[2] "In the Law of Equality there is (saving of) Life to you, O ye men of understanding; that ye may restrain yourselves" (The Cow 2: 179)

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