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Morsi’s anti-Israel bias seen in re-released video

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The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi gives an interview to Lebanese Al-Quds TV, in October 2010 [image capture MEMRI video]

In a video that was recently circulated by Egyptian media, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi described Zionists as “bloodsuckers,” “warmongers” and “descendants of apes and pigs.” He made the comments when he served as the Muslim Brotherhood’s official spokesman in 2010, Ynet reported.

In the video translated last week by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Morsi says, “The Zionists have no right to the land of Palestine.” He also urges “military resistance” against Israel, and strongly condemns the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, which U.S. President Barack Obama was attempting to renew at that time.

“These futile [Israeli-Palestinian] negotiations are a waste of time and opportunities,” Morsi said. “The Zionists buy time and gain more opportunities as the Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims lose time and opportunities and get nothing out of it.”

He continued by slamming Zionism.

“No reasonable person can expect progress on this track,” Morsi said. “Either [you accept] the Zionists and everything they want, or else there is war. This is what the occupiers of the land of Palestine know – these bloodsuckers who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, these descendants of apes and pigs.”

Ironically, the video was used in several Egyptian media outlets to condemn Morsi for his softening position on Israel since winning Egypt’s first democratic elections last June. It was included with another clip that showed Egypt’s ambassador to Israel, Atef Mohamed Salem Sayed Elahl, saying, “I come with a message of peace,” after he presented his credentials to Israeli President Shimon Peres.

With files from Times of Israel.com.

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