Addressing recent developments in the region, the Egyptian government press recently published articles employing antisemitic motifs. One of the articles attributed the recent uprisings in the Arab states to a Jewish plot for world domination, as described in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Another article, written in the wake of the August 18, 2011 attacks on the Egyptian-Israeli border, called not to sign any agreements with the Jews, characterizing them as "the descendants of apes and pigs" who cannot be trusted.
Following are excerpts from both articles:
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion Are Being Realized in Our Times
In an article in the Egyptian government daily Al-Akhbar titled "The Satan of the Sons of Zion," columnist Ahmad Ghurab wrote that the plans specified in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion for world domination were being realized in today's Arabic and Islamic world, pointing as evidence to the many espionage activities that had been exposed over recent years: "Does this man [i.e., the supposed author of the Protocols] not deserve a Nobel Prize for Literature after envisioning what the Zionists could do in the future, [considering that] what his fertile imagination came up with over 100 years ago has [actually] materialized in the Arab and Islamic reality? I am not familiar with this author, who was so skilled in analyzing the Zionist character. No one is familiar with him, except for the Zionists [themselves], who insist that he authored the 24 protocols and that he falsely attributed [these protocols] to [the Zionists], who had no hand in them – just like the wolf was innocent of the blood of [Joseph] son of Jacob.
"I would not be exaggerating if I said that the fitna [internal strife] and machinations taking place in the Arab countries are a literal translation of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, especially the first, third, and fifth protocols, all of which focus on creating chaos and civil wars and on striving to forcefully corrupt rulers and peoples through money, power, and sex. [Attempts to implement these protocols] are clearly manifest in most of the espionage activities that have been exposed over recent years in many Arab and Islamic countries..."
Agreements with the Jews – the Descendents of Apes and Pigs – Are Futile
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On August 23, 2011, Ibrahim Abu Kila, a columnist for the Egyptian daily Al-Gomhouriyya, wrote that any agreements with the Jews, "the descendants of apes and pigs," were "futile:"
"Allah the Supreme said: 'Thou wilt find the most vehement of mankind in hostility to those who believe (to be) the Jews and the idolaters.' [Koran 5:82] 'And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion.' [Koran 2:120] Allah the Mighty was correct.
"Day after day, it is proven that the Jews and their false state will never be our friends. They ambush us and conspire against us in any place and at any time. They conspire against us because they know that Egypt is the greatest obstacle threatening their existence and stability. That is why they do not cease to conspire against us, send us diseases, and attempt to besiege us on all sides. The Jews know they will remain our enemies until the Day of Judgment, and neither agreements nor reconciliation with them will help. There will be no normalization and no cooperation with them.
"The Muslims are not the only ones who hate the Jews. The Christians hate them as well, and they used every means to distance [the Jews] from their lands and concentrate them on part of our precious land. By doing so, [the Christians] accomplished more than one goal. First, they rid themselves of these accursed [people] and found respite from their plots. [Second, the Christians] gained a foothold in our home [through the establishment of Israel] and took back Jerusalem, [which had been under Islamic rule] since [Saladin] liberated it from the Crusaders. [Jerusalem] has [now] become a thorn in our side since it was taken from us, and [only] Allah knows when we will get it back.
"The Jews' actions on our eastern borders, in our African strategic depth, in our international relations, and in international organizations only confirm that they will never be our friends. They have killed whom they have killed, and wounded whom they have wounded... The strange thing is that the international community, which sponsors the Zionist entity, treats us as if we are the criminals and Israel is the victim. They demand that we protect [its] borders and secure Sinai. The international community supports Israel, which attacked our innocent, pure sons and killed six honest martyrs from among them. Allah willing, they will reach Paradise...
"O Muslim community! For too long we have had faith in [our] agreements with the Jews. Does history not attest to their treachery? What the descendants of apes and pigs [did] on the border with the occupied Palestinian territories is not their last [act], since we still have mutual agreements, contracts, friendship [ties], and security [arrangements that will be violated] until the Day of Judgment."
 Al-Akhbar (Egypt), August 18, 2011.
 Al-Gomhouriyya (Egypt), August 23, 2011.