In 2010, Mohamed Morsi, now Egypt’s president, called Israelis “descendants of apes and pigs” and said peace talks with Zionists were a waste of time.
Morsi’s statements were presented in a compilation prepared last week by the Middle East Media Research Institute and posted on the institute’s website. It shows parts of interviews with Morsi that were disseminated by Lebanon’s Al-Quds TV.
“Either [you accept] the Zionists and everything they want, or else it is war,” Morsi is seen saying on one video. “This is what these occupiers of the land of Palestine know — these blood suckers, who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs.”
Last August, Morsi, who became president in June, told Reuters that Egypt would honor the international treaties it has signed, a statement construed as a pledge to preserve Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel.
In the 2010 interview, Morsi is seen saying that peace talks “are a waste of time and opportunities.” — jta