Dr. Mohamed Hegazy, former Egyptian ambassador to Germany, said that the Rothschild family, along with other powerful Jewish families in the U.S., control financial institutions and exert influence on the media worldwide and in politics. "It was these families that exerted pressure on Britain, and participated in the formulation of this accursed [Balfour] declaration," he said. Dr. Hegazy pointed to Jewish involvement in all realms of life – politics, legislation, the economy, the media, and other cultural fields – and concurred with the TV host that this constituted "soft power." "What is happening in the U.S. – the spread of this community and its influence in all fields – is happening in Europe as well," he said in the interview, which aired on Egypt's Channel 2 on July 7.
Interviewer: "The Jewish community in the U.S. is based upon certain families. These families become as strong as – if not stronger than – the lobbies. Take the Rothschild family, for example. Could you please elaborate for the sake of our viewers?"
Mohamed Hegazy: "The role of these families, their tremendous financial capabilities, their control of the financial institutions, and Rothschild's connection to Balfour and his accursed declaration – these things are known to all. It was these families that exerted pressure on Britain, and participated in the formulation of this accursed declaration. The Balfour Declaration was, without a doubt, the outcome of pressure by these families, the tremendous sums they spent, and the political influence they exerted. All this led to our current situation. These families remained as they were, and their names repeatedly come up. Among them is the owner of the world's largest casino, who provides aid and support to Israel. They all participated in Trump's electoral campaign."
Interviewer: "These are the families that control the media worldwide, like the Mordechai [sic] family, for example."
Mohamed Hegazy: "Of course. You have the well-known Jewish families in the economy, in politics, and in communications. There are many politicians of Jewish origin. There is nothing wrong with this if they understand the [true] nature of Arab-Israeli relations. Henry Kissinger, [for example], made a great contribution, and at the end of the day, he serves American politics, but the intervention of Israeli politics has an impact, and his connection... Look, the U.S. President's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is the one who is leading the peace process..."
Interviewer: "The so-called 'Deal of the Century.'"
Mohamed Hegazy: "That's right. Religious roots may help build ties, and there is nothing wrong with this. But if they are used to violate the rights of the Arabs or the Palestinians..."
Interviewer: "This is where it needs to stop."
Mohamed Hegazy: "That's right.
"The [Jewish] communities [in Europe] are not isolated. They don't live in the old ghettoes. They are involved in all realms of life: in politics, in legislation, in the economy, in the media, and in other cultural fields. Hollywood and its influence, the many movies with influential propaganda..."
Interviewer: "'Soft power,' in other words."
Mohamed Hegazy: "That's right. Even food, cultural activities, films that polish the image of Israel..."
Interviewer: "The press and the media..."
Mohamed Hegazy: "We are in agreement that what is happening in the U.S. – the spread of this community and its influence in all fields – is happening in Europe as well."