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Egyptian production of the “Protocols” libel parallels Arab Schoolbook lessons (PMW-PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH) By Itamar Marcus 11/24/02)Source: http://www.pmw.org.il PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
This weekend’s episodes bring the Arab viewers the first readings from the “actual texts” of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”. These readings from the “Protocols” present the Jews as scheming to destabilize the world, by promoting ethnic, religious and national conflict, throughout the world, both internally within groups and vis a vis their neighbor states. These worldwide conflicts the Jews initiate will distract the non- Jewish world from trying to take action against the Jews, according to the text of the “Protocols”.

It is important to note that this depiction of Jews as scheming to cause unrest in the world is a frequent component of Palestinian and Arab anti Semitism, even appearing in Arab education as character traits of the Jews. For Example, the following appears in a Jordanian and Palestinian schoolbook:
“Why do the Jews hate Muslim unity and want to cause division among them? Give an example of the evil attempts of the Jews, from events happening today.” [Islamic Education for Seventh Grade p.19, in use at least through the year 2000.]

Another Arab libel, similar to the “Protocols” libel, appearing in an 11th grade schoolbook, is the fabrication of a fictitious, racist quote, that the Arab schoolbooks falsely claim is from the Talmud. This fictitious quote, appearing in Jordanian and PA schoolbooks, likewise accuses the Jews of planning to destabilize the world for their own gain. The following is the fabrication of the racist “Talmudic quote”: “It is mentioned in the Talmud: “We [the Jews] are God’s people on earth…We must marry our beautiful daughters with kings, ministers and lords and enter our sons into the various religions, thus, we will have the final word in managing the countries. We should cheat them [the non-Jews] and arouse quarrels among them, then they fight each other… Non Jews are pigs who God created in the shape of man in order that they be fit for service for the Jews...”
[The Contemporary History of the Arabs and the World, p.120, in use at least through 2001]

In addition the weekend chapters continue the libel that Zionism follows the plot laid out in the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion".

Summary of Chapters 18- 19 November 23-24, 2002

The Jews continue to seek Hafez´s copy of the "Protocols" not knowing he has already started translating it.

Hafez to his friends [after reading a letter]:
“This letter is very important. The situation in Palestine has become worse. The Jewish immigration, land purchases, and homesteading are frightening. A Zionist organization, led by Arthur Rupin, built a neighborhood in Jaffa for Jews only, called Tel Aviv.”

His friend: “We cannot ignore this. We should connect this with what we translated from the book about Zion.”
Hafez: “Yes. It is important to translate the rest of the book ...”

The translated text of the "Protocols" is read by Galila to Hammed, Hafez’ blind relative:

[From the "text" of the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion":]
“We have spread the seeds of conflict between men in all fields of life: personal and national, by spreading religious and tribal fanaticism, dispute and conflict among the faithful of the same religion."

“We will increase ethnic chauvinism. Governments will hesitate to help their neighbors resist us, since each will be convinced that any action against us will be disastrous for itself”.
Galila, horrified by the text of the Protocols, asks “What is this, Sheikh Hammed? Those who wrote this must be insane. Who gave you this paper?”

Hammed: "May Allah protect him and guide his steps, it was the Fox!" [A pseudonym for Hafez](PMW.ORG.IL 11/24/02)

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