"Columnist Kamel Abd Al-Rauf wrote in the government-backed Egyptian weekly Akhbar Al-Youm that the Jews will ultimately be destroyed by the
Muslims. The 1917 Balfour Declaration, which set the stage for Jewish political sovereignty in the Land of Israel, Al-Rauf explained, has facilitated
this by concentrating millions of Jews in one area. At the same time, Al-Rauf called the Land of Israel "the Land of the Jews" and the "Promised
In his article, Al-Rauf referred to the chapter of the Koran called "Al-Israa", which details much of the story of the Jews and their exodus from
Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs.
Specifically, Al-Rauf quoted verses 4-5 of "Al-Israa": "And We had made known to the children of Israel in the Book: Most certainly you will make
mischief in the land twice, and most certainly you will behave insolently with great insolence. So when the promise for the first of the two came, We
sent over you Our servants, of mighty prowess, so they went to and fro among the houses, and it was a promise to be accomplished."
[Article translation provided by MEMRI - the Middle East Media Research Institute; Koranic translations from www.usc.edu....]
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