Egyptian TV Documentary Angers Israel

(San Francisco Chronicle/AP) Maggie Michael - A 20-minute television documentary describing Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as a "bloody bulldozer who belongs to a racist military institution that has been spilling Arab blood since 1948" has been shown several times on Egyptian TV since April. Raanan Gissin, Sharon's aide, said, "In the past few months we are seeing an intensified campaign of anti-Semitism against Israel using the most vilifying sources." In apparent response to Israeli complaints, the director of Nile News Channel, Sameha Dahroug, posted a memo in the Cairo offices of the station on Dec. 2 saying any rebroadcast of the documentary was "completely prohibited."

2002-12-20 00:00:00

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