For a Palestinian State - in Saudi Arabia (INN-ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS OPINION) Jack Engelhard 12/09/02)
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The Saudis are rich. The Palestinians are poor. The Saudis have a
country. The Palestinians don´t. So why shouldn´t there be a
Palestinian state – in Saudi Arabia?
Let´s rewind for a minute and ask: Why are the Saudis rich? They have
oil. This is obvious. Not so obvious is this question: Why are the
Palestinians poor? Month after month, the Palestinian Authority keeps
being fed millions of dollars through the generosity of the European
Union, the United States and fellow Arabs, namely, in fact, Saudi
Arabia. This money could have been used to enrich the lives of
Palestinians living in lands that had been awarded to them through
the Oslo accords. Oslo gave them half of the West Bank and most of
Gaza and would have given more, had they not resorted to terrorism.
That´s it in a nutshell. They did resort to terrorism. Rather than
use those millions to build an economic infrastructure, Arafat and
company opted for a terrorist infrastructure. Instead of building
homes, they built bombs.
The Saudis? Why shouldn’t they be replaced, as the Taliban were
replaced from Afghanistan? No amount of double-talk can obscure the
fact that the Saudis are the enemy – the enemy to all that is
Christian, Jewish and civilized. The Saudis – the Saudi 15 – gave us
9/11. The Saudis gave us Osama bin Laden. Saudi schools and mosques
promote hatred of all that is Christian, Jewish and Western. Saudi
princes raise millions to support Palestinian terror by means of
American-style telethons. Over the past few months, Congress has
listenined to testimony from bereaved American mothers whose
daughters have been kidnapped, brutalized, raped and enslaved in
Saudi Arabia. They ask, "The Saudis are supposed to be our friends."
They say, "But they´re our biggest enemies." Is oil that thick? Is
Saudi oil thicker than American blood?
Talk about a homeland for the Palestinians always centers around
Israel. Why Israel? There never was a Palestinian state within
Israel, not when it belonged to the Turks, not when it belonged to
the Europeans, and not even when it belonged to the Arabs. Why all of
a sudden now? Because it´s in the hands of Israel, and the Jews
turned it from a swamp into an oasis? Talk about a capital for this
Palestinian state always centers around Jerusalem. Why Jerusalem?
Jerusalem was never the capital of any nation except Israel, from the
days of King David. But – it keeps being said – the Palestinians want
Jerusalem for their capital. On what basis? They want even more,
according to a recent survey. Seventy percent of the Arabs polled
want all of Israel. They want it all to themselves, cleansed of Jews.
Given that they refuse to live with Jews as neighbors, they ought to
be much more at home with fellow Arabs. Hence, Saudi Arabia. The
Saudis won´t even have to leave – though, given their criminality and
war crimes they really should be cowering in caves along with their
Taliban brothers. But that may be too much to ask. They do have all
that oil, and therefore all that influence. Besides oil, however,
they also have room, plenty of room to accommodate a Palestinian
This kind of a deal makes sense. First, Yasser Arafat would no longer
merely be Chairman Arafat. He’d become Prince Arafat, or maybe even
King Arafat. Second, if Jerusalem is holy to Islam, Mecca is even
holier. That´s in Saudi Arabia.
The Palestinian Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Has a certain ring to it, huh? (INN 12/09/02)
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