Egyptian television has once again proven that hostility towards Israel exists despite the peace agreement between the two countries.
In the latest incident, an Egyptian television host declared that “our enemy is Israel for all eternity.” The remarks aired on Egyptian Channel 1 on October 5, 2013 and were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
The host, Khaled Al-Abraq, says in the video that during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, “the Israeli Jews slashed open our soldiers' bellies, chopped them to pieces, and ran them over with tanks. Gentlemen, our external enemy will forever be Israel, and our internal enemy will be ignorance.
“They may try to invent other enemies for us, but the real enemy will remain [Israel]. Never will they approve of you,” he says.
“They always taught us at school that our enemy is Israel. I don't know who they say is our enemy in today's schools. They pick a different enemy every couple of days. I am astonished to hear people say that we will not allow anyone to attack Egypt… I thought that they were talking about Israel, but they were talking about Hamas!” says Al-Abraq.
“Gentlemen, your enemy is Israel. Your enemy is Israel. Your enemy is Israel for all eternity. That's what it is. [Israel] is an enemy. This is what I teach my son and what he will teach his son.”
MEMRI has exposed several instances in which hatred for Israel aired on Egyptian television.
A recent report on Egypt’s Al-Nahar TV described an Egyptian lawyer who was accused of spying for Israel because he was surfing on Israeli websites in an Internet cafe.
Last May, the founder of the Egyptian Justice and Progress Party claimed in an interview that Jews use the blood of non-Jews to make matzah for Passover.
Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in 2010 rejected negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority and referred to Jews as “apes and pigs.” This was also exposed by MEMRI.
After being condemned , Morsi claimed that these comments were taken out of context.