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Egyptian TV promotes anti-American hatred (PMW) Palestinian Media Watch) By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook 04/30/06)Source: http://www.pmw.org.il/Latest%20bulletins%20new.htm#b300406 PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin

Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin

April 30, 2006

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Egyptian TV promotes anti-American hatred

[Father tells son of the American threat]


An Egyptian TV series promoting anti- American hate propaganda has just finished its second season on Palestinian Authority TV. The popular Egyptian series presents the US as the leader of the imperialist forces in the world and as such responsible for the serious problems of the Arab world. Israel likewise is presented negatively. Iraq, on the other hand is presented positively as the innocent victim of American imperialist occupation for the purpose of stealing Iraqi oil. This anti- American series was produced by the Egyptian government owned and controlled Egyptian Radio and Television Union.

This Egyptian series reflects a critical component of internal propaganda in the Arab world, which is to blame the failings of the Arab regimes on "imperialist America" and thereby deflect the anger of their own people away from the corrupt leaders and to the foreign enemy. This hate propaganda is presented throughout the Arab world by political leaders, in the Mosques, and is most effective in reaching the broad population through pop culture, TV and movies, like this Egyptian series.

The series reinforces the following ideology:

1) Hate towards the West and especially towards the US, depicting it as the modern "Roman empire" and "crusaders". The same idea repeats in many examples in PMW archive:
http://pmw.org.il/tv%20part8.html

2) The conclusion of the series is that only resistance (i.e. terror) for many years will defeat the US and the West. Islam´s hundreds of years of war with Christians during the Crusades, is presented as a precedent.

3) Implying that Israel destroyed the World Trade Center. The same idea appears in a popular Egyptian music video in PMW archive:
http://pmw.org.il/asx/ PMW_YaAmAraby.asx)

4) Depicting the US behavior as part of a pattern, starting with its policy to the "Indians" [Native Americans] as the first innocent victims of US policy.

Finally, it should be noted that Egypt is one of the largest recipients of US foreign aid. PMW has documented in the past that Palestinian infrastructures involved in anti- American activities and glorifying terrorists likewise have been recipients of US money.

Click here to see a video segment from the series, in which the father tells his son about the need to fight the U.S. for hundreds of years.

The following is the transcript of the video link:

"Man in the Era of Globalization" Egyptian TV Series, PATV, Apr.18, 2006

Son:
Ariel Sharon knows how to take advantage of 9/11. He knows how to convince America that he is fighting terror. The Zionists are the ones who benefit from these events. Even from 9/11 they benefit. Aren´t they the ones who attacked the World Trade Center, to cause what is happening?

Father:
It´s not impossible. But don´t forget that the Zionist aren´t everything.
There is a bigger an greater force, the great imperialist interests.
Today America is playing the role that the Roman Empire played in the past,
when it controlled the whole world through its influence and power.

Son:
What should we do, father, give up?

Father:
No! We must not give up.

Son:
But how, father? You said that America has power to control the whole world.

Father:
Do not forget that when the crusades came to the region we resisted for 200 years. For 200 years there were wars. We too have the ability to resist for many years. We will not become like the Indians [Native Americans], put in cages for the world to watch, as they are doing now in Gwatanamo with the remaining Al-Qaida.

[Egyptian TV Series, PATV, Apr.18, 2006]




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