In a May 5 interview on Egypt's Channel 2 TV, Egyptian Professor Amr Allam, head of the Department of Hebrew Language at Menoufia University, said that "the Israeli violence or aggressive spirit is embedded in the Jewish genes" and he theorized about the reasons for the "abnormal" Israeli character. TV host Hazem Abu Saud said that the Holocaust "was not directed specifically against the Jews, but against all the people suffering from diseases, and so on," and that the Jews "have exploited" and "continue to benefit" from what happened to them in the Holocaust. “The Blue Line” is a weekly show on channel 2, dedicated to Jews and Israel.
Following is a transcript:
Amr Allam: The Israeli violence or aggressive spirit is embedded in the Jewish genes.
Amr Allam: Throughout history – from 1948 to this day – we see the Israeli soldier aiming his rifle at children, women, and youth…
Hazem Abu Saud: They torment women and children…
Amr Allam: Then they take pictures of themselves with Palestinian corpses, and there were even cases in which we saw them chop off the heads of Palestinians, and then they rejoiced in happiness, taking pictures of themselves standing next to these heads. All these things indicate that the Israeli character is abnormal. There are very many reasons for this, including the contradiction between their inferiority and superiority complexes. They believe they are the Chosen People, as is mentioned in the Old Testament, but sometimes – also in keeping with the Old Testament – they feel that they are a persecuted or inferior people, or something like that.
Hazem Abu Saud: The Jews have exploited what happened to them in the Holocaust, and they continue to benefit from this to this very day. They portrayed an image to the whole world as if what happened targeted the Jews, whereas it was not directed specifically against the Jews, but against all the people suffering from diseases, and so on… The issue of the Holocaust is well known. Why haven’t we Arabs succeeded in portraying the massacres by the Jews [in a similar manner]? Why haven’t we received compensation from the Jews for these massacres, just like the Jews exacted compensation from the Germans?
Amr Allam: This goes back to the question of power and possessing the necessary means. Israel has political power. It has an ally…
Hazem Abu Saud: The United States.
Amr Allam: That is right, and the United States is a superpower, to be honest. Israel also maintains ties with the rising countries of the world, and is trying, in various ways and with large sums of money, to promote certain notions about Israel and about what happened to the Jews.