The revival of past video interviews given by Egypt's President, in which the leader calls Jews "blood-suckers," and "the descendants of apes and pigs" and calls on Palestinian-Arabs to drive Israeli-Jews out of their land, has enforced the position that Israel’s Arab neighbors are unwilling to agree to peace with a Jewish state and has raised questions from those abroad about the stability of peace as the country's new leadership only begins to take form.
"The Palestinian Authority was created by the Zionist and American enemies for the sole purpose of opposing the will of the Palestinian people and its interests…Either (you accept) the zionists and everything they want, or else it is war…these blood-suckers who attack the palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs…None of the arab regimes should have dealings with them. They should be driven out of this country."
These are just some of the statements made by the Muslim Brotherhood leader which have been circulating recently in a Youtube video that aims to expose the truth behind the apparent claims of democratic values and peace with Israel bellowed by Mohamed Morsi since the beginning of his campaign for president.
For many, the revival of the videos has confirmed the position of those who believe the Arab countries surrounding Israel have been and will always be unwilling to agree to the existence of a Jewish state, despite concessions or negotiations on the part of Israel.
“When the leader of a country has a history of statements demonizing Jews, and he does not do anything to correct it, it makes sense that many people in Israel would conclude that he cannot be trusted as a partner for peace,” Kenneth Jacobson, deputy national director of the Anti-Defamation League, told the New York Times.
Although many of the comments made by Morsi about Zionists, such as, “They have been fanning the flames of civil strife wherever they were throughout their history. They are hostile by nature,” may be considered common throughout the Arab world, they are seen as a great liability abroad and only time will tell if the true sentiments of the new Egyptian leader will rear its head again.