The White House went on the offensive and condemned Egypt after videos of president Mohamed Morsi’s anti-Semitic slurs went public.
In the videos, Morsi described Israelis as “descendants of apes and pigs” and also urged Egyptians to “nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred” for Jews and Zionists.
Jay Carney, Obama’s press secretary, called the slurs “deeply offensive” and said that State Department officials in Cairo were discussing the issue with Egyptian officials. “This type of rhetoric is unacceptable in a democratic Egypt,” Carney also said. “It is counter to peace.”
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