Saudi prince slams Iran, will side with Israel in case of war with Palestine

saudi Prince-AlwaleedIn a startling statement, Saudi prince al Waleed bin Talal has said that he would side with Israel in case of a Palestinian uprising and that he would attempt to break any Arab initiatives set to condemn the Jewish nation.

“I will side with the Jewish nation and its democratic aspirations in case of outbreak of a Palestinian Intifada (uprising),” bin Talal was quoted as saying by Kuwaiti Al Qabas daily.

“I shall exert all my influence to break any ominous Arab initiatives set to condemn Tel Aviv, because I deem the Arab-Israeli entente and future friendship necessary to impede the Iranian dangerous encroachment,” he added.

According to the Kuwaiti daily, the prince and entrepreneur urged the Saudi Kingdom to devise a new strategy to combat Iran’s increasing influence in Gulf States by forging a defense pact with Tel Aviv to deter any possible Iranian moves in the light of unfolding developments in Syria and Moscow’s military intervention. The Saudi prince is on a regional tour, visiting the other Gulf Arab littoral states–Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman–to muster support for Saudi-backed rebels in Syria, reported the daily.

“The whole Middle East dispute is tantamount to matter of life and death for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from my vantage point, and I know that Iranians seek to unseat the Saudi regime by playing the Palestinian card, hence to foil their plots Saudi Arabia and Israel must bolster their relations and form a united front to stymie Tehran’s ambitious agenda,” Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA) reported him as saying on Tuesday.

The Saudi prince maintained that Iran sought to bolster its presence in the Mediterranean by supporting the Assad regime in Syria. He added that Russia had become a real co-belligerent force in Syria’s four-year-old civil war by attacking CIA-trained rebels which was why there was a need for a Saudi-Israeli nexus to frustrate Russia-Iran-Hezbollah axis.

Further, he said that Riyadh and Tel Aviv must achieve a modus vivendi, for Saudi policy in regard to Arab-Israeli crisis was no longer tenable.

Bin Talal also spoke about Saudi Arabia’s military presence in Bahrain to stifle the 2011 pro-deaconry movement.

Further, he said that Riyadh and Tel Aviv must achieve a modus vivendi, for Saudi policy in regard to Arab-Israeli crisis was no longer tenable.

Bin Talal also spoke about Saudi Arabia’s military presence in Bahrain to stifle the 2011 pro-deaconry movement.

“…You know the union with Bahrain doesn’t explicitly mean to annex our dear neighbours, but in fact we are wary about the future of Bahrain, its people security and well-being. Bahrain is the home to US fifth fleet which its presence is of vital interest for Saudi Arabia, thus we cannot permit Iran to wreak havoc in our back yard.”

Tribune

  • nagy_michael2

    I wander if he ever going to be able to Visit LBC alive after these statements. Watch out you will be assassinated as a warning to the Saudis..since the floods of threats are coming toward the Qataris and Saudis.. that was definitely a bold Statement that will not be forgotten and will label Saudi Arabia as a whole as being pro-isrealis..
    Let’s see what O and A going ZaZa going to say about this one.. I am waiting.. lol

    • O

      You want my opinion?
      The guy is either blind or a traitor, considering Iran is in bed with Israel already. And if they are in bed then he just fell for their bait.
      Need I remind you of “Iran contra affair”??

    • O

      I bet the gulf countries are kicking themselves for turning on Saddam. At least he kept Iran in Iran.

      • 5thDrawer

        (except for Syria, Lebanon, Yemen … )

        • O

          You are an idiot

          • 5thDrawer

            Yup Yup Yup …LOLOLOLOLOLOL ….
            (Which way did they go George? Which way did they go? ) LOLOLOLOLOLOL ….

          • Dubium sapientiae initium

            The “0” is like as a pimple in the ass, he likes it there.

          • O

            Obviously I’m getting to you. Xx
            And knowing that brings a smile to my face. And who said you were good for nothing!?

          • Dubium sapientiae initium

            You still do not get it – You stink shit.

          • O

            Lol

          • Hind Abyad

            Dubium sapientiae initium..

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PEntO2q0Yg

          • 5thDrawer

            Synthetic wonderfulness. ;-)))
            ‘Emerson, Lake & Palmer’ … first to use a synthesizer live on stage … keeping them ‘tuned’ was a difficulty at the time – and they played instruments along with it.
            Now you can do it at home, never need to interact with live musicians, or even learn much about music … ‘play by ear’. :-)))))))
            ‘Audience’ Of YouTube ‘Personalities’. :-)))))))))))

          • O

            “Audience’ Of YouTube ”

            Try telling that to the likes of Justin Beiber

          • 5thDrawer
          • Hind Abyad

            I think you became a spammer.. good bye

          • 5thDrawer

            When in Rome…. 😉
            I began trying to write some sensible stuff. No-one listens. Might as well switch to comedy.
            Laugh clown laugh, and all that. Everyone loves a clown.
            Wasted a lot of time …

          • Hind Abyad

            Clowns never made me laugh.

          • 5thDrawer

            THAT I believe.

          • Hind Abyad

            I know nothing about ‘Synthetic wonderfulness. ;-)))’Emerson, Lake & Palmer’.. hate this music it was an error and i replaced it

          • 5thDrawer

            It’s a History … 😉

          • Hind Abyad

            Keep it, you despise other people’s history

          • 5thDrawer

            Oh well, if you think I should be another one writing ALL the past things about what someone said and did forget it. Anyone can ‘look up’ what is ‘discoverable’ if they really care to. My only interest is in whether it works or not … and if it doesn’t, and the reasons for that are recorded, then I will pump out an observation or a conclusion … and maybe let others try to think about the simple logic they failed to grasp in the first place.
            Because, if they don’t, it will remain a comedy of errors, and we may as well have some fun with the inanity of that weirdness of human nature.

          • Cumtessa Abyad

            witch

          • Dubium sapientiae initium
          • O

            Hopefully you smoke but if you don’t, then please start smoking. And to help you start, I will post you a carton. See how generous I am

          • Tvivel är vishetens begynnelse

            See how generous I am, you can kiss my black ass!

          • Hind Abyad
          • Dubium sapientiae initium
          • 5thDrawer

            Worth the ‘listen’ if one has the 90 minutes …
            It was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist whom Verdi admired.

          • Tvivel är vishetens begynnelse

            It takes longer time when you lessen/see this Requiem in the Church, as I did last month in S:t Johannes Church in Malmö.

            The concert was organized for the benefit of Syrian refugees – tickets charge 20 € donated as well – after the concert came the collections by SMS since the minimum collect was at amount of € 50.

      • nagy_michael2

        For sure Saddam is highly missed. Most Americans now are seeing it differently. it was not in their control anyway. it was just handful of leaders mostly Oily ones that got together and decided the war. Nobody asked them to destroy him anyway.

        • 5thDrawer

          All he had to do was stop attacking Kuwait. All ASSad had to do was ‘open a door’.
          All the Taliban has to do is stop throwing acid in female faces.

          • Hind Abyad

            Take care of Canada..

          • O

            You dumb lying senile retard.
            So the USA illegally invaded and destroyed the nation of Iraq coz Saddam was attacking Kuwait??
            Lmfao at how deceptive you are

        • O

          “it was not in their control anyway”

          But I was under the impression the USA was a democracy. 😛

    • arzatna1

      The prince is a businessman first and foremost and being the number 1 billionaire in the region , I think he is judging the situation from a business standpoint . I don’t think he has any official Saudi government position .
      There is a lot of frustration in the region specially when people like him see Iran playing the Palestinian card , knowing that historically Iran does not give a damn about Palestine nor all the Arabs altogether but is doing so to destabilize the Arab countries and reclaim its empire .
      As they say here the enemy of my enemy is my friend . People in the Arabian Gulf see Iran as their biggest enemy . After all Iran is still occupying 3 UAE islands

      • Hind Abyad

        What a discussing post..keep “judging”..$$$

        • 5thDrawer

          Well, maybe it’s ‘disgusting’ … but it’s a reality … money moves everything. SOME day it might feed the people. Blowing them up isn’t the greatest answer we’ve seen – even if it’s with the ancient temples. It’s that ‘sharing’ part that needs to be worked on.

    • O

      May I ask who LBC is?

  • funk u zionist bedouin

    Hello saudi bedouin zionist we the Muslim of Jerusalem will never forget get this you will die with your money and history will say what scum you are either way we palestinians in the holy land we will Remember this considering we are the most educated people in the region and the bravest you ugly corrupted devil.

    • Hind Abyad

      They were illiterate Bedouins living in tents in the Desert.

      “In 1992 Palestinian Edward Saïd would attain the status of University Professor, which is the most prestigious position at Columbia University. Additionally, he would also teach at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University as well as Yale University.”

      “Edward Saïd would be the recipient of many prizes. He would be awarded numerous honorary doctorates from universities around the world and would receive the Trilling prize from Columbia as well as the Wellek prize from the American Association of Comparative Literature. In 1999 his memoir ‘Out of Place’ would win the New Yorker prize for non-fiction works.”

      • 5thDrawer

        Ok .. that’s 2 from the Muddled East … adding in Steve Jobs :-)))))

        • O

          Another disgusting senile racist, religious bigot white supremacist.

          • 5thDrawer

            LOLOLOLOLOLOL ….

    • 5thDrawer

      “we are the most educated people in the region” …. and THAT is a horrible commentary on education, isn’t it?

      • Hind Abyad

        That’s right, they were robbed of their Culture.

        “In 1948, much of the wealthy and formally educated Palestinian population was concentrated in Jerusalem and other urban centers. When Zionist militias swept through these neighborhoods, they physically pushed thousands of people from their homes and caused tens of thousands more to flee in fear. Many Palestinians left in haste, grabbing only what they could carry as they ran. Others thought they would return a few weeks later, once the fighting died down. In many cases, members of the educated class left behind some of their most prized possessions; books. (..)”

        • 5thDrawer

          Maybe that’s why we have cell-phones and .tablets. … books were too heavy.
          When they kill all electricity, we’ll be sunk for sure.

          • Hind Abyad

            Igor was Rigth..stop your farces

          • 5thDrawer

            Well, taking all the books along on boat rides doesn’t seem particularly practical either.
            I have a library .. in a house .. and there’s no way I can move it without a truck .. and that assumes I have time to pack the books, disassemble the shelving, rent the truck, buy the gas, and sleep to rest up for the drive … on a road not clogged with others.
            If I must move ‘now’, the books won’t. And what some idiot does with them after I can’t control. They are in my mind .. but will not be read by grandchildren.
            WHAT are we arguing about?? It is a SIMPLE thing. Nothing heavy goes along when you’re pushed out. Everyone should understand that. Is everyone so obtuse?
            Of course if you have to do a fast move to ‘Refuge’ NONE of the things you see around you will be going along for the ride. AND in future, people should actually understand that.
            BAD People smash and burn and destroy … and they do it still … OR they take it over. A portion of it will ‘surface’ at some future date. Maybe.
            And if it does, will it fit in the ‘new human experience’ of a future? Or their skinny little apartments?? Doubtful. And most won’t feel deprived of the ancient words, either.
            Is it good, or bad? IT JUST IS. IMAGINE what has been ‘lost’ since Alexandria stacked recorded messages.
            And screw Igor ….

          • Hind Abyad

            Yes IGOR!!!

          • 5thDrawer

            You are going to give yourself an ‘Angst Attack’ worrying about these STUPID ZZZIONISTS. Ignoring them ALL is more safe … and survivable.

          • Hind Abyad

            My “angst” is non of your business you’re not my father.
            How i survive is my business i’m for truth you’re for Scotch.

          • O

            Or licking their ass like you do is “more safe” judging by your actions.
            I’ve always said you are spineless

          • Hind Abyad

            Thank you, that will be enough.

          • Cumtessa Abyad

            bitch

          • Hind Abyad

            your sister

          • Cumtessa Abyad

            you are hateful bitch

          • O

            Lol compared to you, hind is very educated angel.

          • Cumtessa Abyad

            lick lick

          • O

            Sweetie every human has love and hate. But the more important issue is at what percentage does one have each of those. And you Jewish extremist settlers have a 90:10 ratio. 90% hate and 10% love. That 10% is reserved for your own kind.

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B6dTDbDpAPc

          • Cumtessa Abyad

            how you can prove it idiot, you are lying with video, have you scientific statistic, idiot?

          • O

            Who is probably also the mother of its children.

          • O

            Who is Igor

          • O

            hind, when are you going to accept that 5th is racist and multi faced?

          • 5thDrawer

            In Tripoli Lebanon ‘THEY’ tried to totally destroy another treasure of books. Recently.

        • johngilbert

          On the other hand, when the old Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem fell, the books there were all mostly destroyed along with over 50 houses of worship there.

          • Hind Abyad

            The ex “Lebanese Christian” just spoke..

          • Hind Abyad

            The ex-Lebanese Christian just spoke..

    • Barry

      work on your English. in the meantime, when you type online in Arabic, please bear in mind that the program was created by an American Jew who immigrated to Israel in the 1980s. He used the same algorithms from a Hebrew program. Every genocidal Arabic tweet is compliments of a Zionist. Cheers!

      • O

        Oh bazza stop with your racism. Seriously people, STOP IT!!

      • Hind Abyad

        Evangelical Christian Zionists are the most ignorant people. Algorithms are Arabic

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md0uslR1EI0

        • Barry

          I saw the Islamic science exhibit at a museum and it was outrageously and unintentionally funny. They took credit for every invention ever. Ever. Geometry in Egypt thousands of years before Arabs invaded and burnt the Library at Alexandria. They showed 3 great scientists- 2 were forcibly converted in China after losing wars. They took credit for all their accomplishments. The NY Times wrote it up and had the same reaction we did. They just claimed everything.
          The fact is that the computer program for typing Arabic online was created by a Zionist American Israeli Jew.
          On AL Jazeera, I saw an Algerian writer talk about Arab delusions and now I see it.
          Avicenna was a great Arab doctor and writer. What does that have to do with today? All great medical advances came from the West in the past several hundred years (Japan and China too).
          Trying to deflect credit from a Jew to an ancient Arab is so typical.

          • 5thDrawer

            IF we must be ‘factual’, a Persian word …. (the “decision problem”) … the difference between the word and it’s actual use, or usability … Mathematics … IF it wasn’t for some guy working out an algorithm that ‘filled in’ those blocky squares on computer screens called pixels ( ‘bytes’ of information ) like Mexican Adobe Huts, you still wouldn’t be reading any book from a computer, because Printing Companies wouldn’t have bought the damn things – lead fonts were much smoother – as were photo-type fonts.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algorithm

          • O

            First, prove it.
            Second, who gives a fuck!!

            “Yeah, it has a huge impact on my life”

            Dumb ass Jewish extremist.

          • O

            Lol that computer programme uses ones and zeros. Guess who made it possible to use a zero in the today’s mathematics.
            Not that I would normally care but when a Jewish extremist settler tries to make out IT is better than other humans then I have no choice but to expose its stupidity and religious bigotry.
            Just don’t go burning alive another Palestinian kid coz I upset you.

      • O

        “work on your English”

        Work on your humanity and honesty

    • O

      Buddy stop associating bedouins with those vile Saudis. The bedouins don’t bother anybody. In fact maybe if the rest of the world lived as simple as a Bedouin, we all wouldn’t be so fucked up

    • doron

      most educated and bravest???

  • man-o-war

    What a moron! What makes you think that Israel needs help in a war with Palestine? You going to help protect them from the rock throwers in the West Bank? Hopefully he will use his body as a human shields to protect the Israeli tanks from moltov cocktails and rocks. Haha, this shit is just too funny to be real.

    • 5thDrawer

      Sort of a – ‘Stick THAT in your Hooka and puff a while’ – thing? :-))

      • Hind Abyad

        Sort Israeli revisionist curriculum

    • Hind Abyad
      • 5thDrawer

        Vermont??

      • Barry

        Living in the past has done you a world of good. In a debate on Arab-Israeli alliance, you bring up a video about a war 70 years ago. Nice comeback. Now Israel will halt its space program, close down its water desalinization plants, and abandon its natural gas and oil deposits. You really shamed them into national suicide. Great job!

        • 5thDrawer

          Might save some global warming, for sure. 😉

        • O

          “Living in the past has done you a world of good.”

          Living in the past Worked well for the Israelis with their “historical claim”.

          • Hind Abyad

            Ha hah..!

          • O

            😉

          • Barry

            In today’s debates, Israel argues about realities of today rather than historical theoreticals. Israel is not going anywhere. Arabs who stab are dreaming that this will drive the jews into the sea. Homicidal delusions.

          • Hind Abyad

            Like building the third temple?

            FINALLY! Israel Officially Calling For Third Temple to Replace al-Aqsa Mosque!
            http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/finally-israel-officially-calling-for-third-temple-to-replace-al-aqsa-mosque/

          • 5thDrawer

            Hahahaha … Crazy People. ‘Holy buildings’ … and one that isn’t even there. :-)))
            “Al-Aqsa Mosque is currently in place of the temple, despite the temple being much holier than it.”

            And only last week it was a stone sticking out of empty ground where ‘a temple’ once stood. Lots of room beside the Domed Temple.

          • O

            Hey if they rebuild it a third time, does that make it the third holiest site? I’m bored 🙂

          • Hind Abyad

            Of course 70 years is old story

          • O

            Hind, technically it is “old” history, but then again any history is old even the words I just typed.
            But that disgusting racist and bigot is only saying it is history to discredit and smear.
            Nothing that swine squeals is true coz that swine is disgusting and old history.

          • O

            “Arabs who stab are dreaming that this will drive the jews into the sea. Homicidal delusions.”

            Ahhh the hasbara troll revealed its true self.

          • Barry

            Am I wrong? Don’t these attacks have a purpose? Do they not seek to commit genocide (or start the process)?
            If not, then they are just homicidal lunatics who should be strapped into chairs and watch cartoons while on meds. is that what you believe the knifers are?

          • O

            Lol so every attack by Israelis is to drive Palestinians into sea coz the nakba wasn’t successful enough by your filthy mind.

          • O

            “In today’s debates, Israel argues about realities of today rather than historical theoreticals”

            LOLLL RIGHT!!!
            That’s why they keep referring to the West Bank and Gaza as “Judaea and Samaria”.
            You are one deceptive Jewish extremist.

          • Hind Abyad

            2 weeks ago

            -Rabbi Ascherman beaten by settler after helping Palestinians during olive harvest in the West Bank..http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.682019
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PMZRYIrAG4

            1 week later
            -Former Glastonbury School Principal Who Preached Coexistence Dies Of Wounds From Jerusalem Attack
            http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-richard-lakin-glastonbury-20151027-story.html

            -Rightwing Israelis celebrate murder of a Jewish activist (and NYT won’t tell you so) –
            http://mondoweiss.net/2015/10/rightwing-celebrate-activist?utm_source=Mondoweiss+List&utm_campaign=86607bf008-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b86bace129-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PMZRYIrAG4

        • O

          I just read the great book robbery and it is as relevant today as it ever was. Those books are valuable regardless of time.
          So your attempt to smear what hind posted backfired on you. If you hadn’t gotten all worked up about it, I probably would’ve never clicked on the link.
          :)))

          • Barry

            Yeah, it has a huge impact on my life. Books being destroyed in wartime? First time in history this has ever happened.
            Has nothing to do with the article.

          • Hind Abyad

            The article is fake like you

          • Hind Abyad

            The Books were not ‘destroyed’, they were looted by the Zionists..

          • O

            Exactly! But don’t expect the hasbara troll to be honest.

          • O

            “Yeah, it has a huge impact on my life. ”

            You are only in out of nearly 8 billion.
            So who cares, besides you, whether it has an impact on your miserable life?

        • Hind Abyad

          CUFI is America’s “largest and most dependable pro-Israel group.” —The Washington Post
          ://www.cufi.org/site/PageServer..
          Evangelicals are the most ignorant fanatic raised in closed circuits.

          • O

            I asked on another thread but now I’ve lost that thread, so I need to ask again.
            What is that? Another medal?
            Where did you find it?

          • Hind Abyad

            The medal is ‘Christians United For Israel’..CUFI

          • 5thDrawer

            (every major organization ‘strikes’ a medallion.)

          • Hind Abyad

            Leave me Alone.

          • 5thDrawer

            You want my ‘Survivor’s Handbook’? Fits in a pocket.

          • Cumtessa Abyad

            Leave me Alone, with O

          • Hind Abyad

            doroncumteeza

          • Cumtessa Abyad

            fuck you, hag

          • Hind Abyad

            Cumteezza vs

          • doron

            F off snake, i’m insulting you to your face, not behind your back!

          • O

            Excuse me!
            Are you trying to speak on my behalf!!??

          • O

            fuck you

          • O

            Vs the disgusting settler impersonating O

          • O

            Thanks hind.
            There are so many lunatics and murderers in this world that I’m surprised humanity has lasted this long.

          • Hind Abyad

            I fully agree humanity is missing.. Lucifer is money

        • Omega

          You have a problem with a 70 years old footage when Israelis keep justifying their action today based on books written 4000 years ago?

          Odd.

        • Omega

          “Living in the past has done you a world of good. ”

          I guess only Israelis can – in reference to their 4000 year old books.

          • O

            What 4,000 thousand year old books?
            I ask in all honesty

          • Omega

            The Judaic books. I wrote 4000, it could have been 50,000 – to express archaic.

            Isralis/Jews justify their presence in Palestine and the crimes they commit both in Palestine and internationally based on those books – that it’s their land – that their God chose them and that land for them.

            ps – why can’t I click on your name to see your profile? and do you have 2 accounts? One seems to troll around.

          • Hind Abyad

            O is ‘Guest’ she has no profile, the other is fake..

    • O

      Good work again

  • man-o-war
    • 5thDrawer

      Twits Tweet Anything … And other twits believe it. Full messages need to be more that 149 characters.
      Even for the characters ….

      • O

        Hey geriatric, just coz you don’t use Twitter it doesn’t mean Twitter is not useful for some.

        (And just in case anyone is wondering, I do NOT use any social networking apps. Including fb, Twitter instacrap etc).
        Just like I refuse to join disqus

  • JameKT

    Wow, finally an Arab with common sense. Palestinians were call Arab Jordanian until 1967, the Saudi’s can broker peace and have these invaders returned back to their homeland in Jordon. Much can be gained by being friends with Israel, trade, technology, investment, knowledge, and peace, but nothing can be gained by backing Palestinian Arabs besides war and destruction.

    • Hind Abyad

      Cultural genocide extends beyond attacks upon the physical and/or biological elements of a group and seeks to eliminate its wider institutions…
      http://www.thegreatbookrobbery.org/overdue-books-returning-palestine%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cabandoned-property%E2%80%9D-1948-hannah-mermelstein

      • 5thDrawer

        By the way, Hind, I see that Lebanon is learning Quebecois. Now, if they could only find the gaz. They might have the electricity for the stuff this place sells. ;-)))

    • man-o-war

      You’re a joke, buzz off with your bs

    • man-o-war

      “Palestine must be built up without violating the legitimate interests of the Arabs.. Palestine is not Rhodesia… 600,0000 Arabs live there, who before the sense of justice of the world have exactly the same rights to their homes as we have to our National Home.” [Chaim Weizmann, addressing the Fourteenth Zionist Congress in Vienna, 1925, quoted in Tessler, Mark, A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

      Interesting, there is no mention of Arab Jordanian here.

    • man-o-war

      According to Alexander Scholch, Palestine in 1850 had about 350,000 inhabitants, 30% of whom lived in 13 towns; roughly 85% were Muslims, 11% were Christians and 4% Jews[23]

      -Wikipedia

      • 5thDrawer

        Man-O … Muslims extrapolated THAT one to describe the ‘World Averages’ to themselves. :-))

    • man-o-war

      In 1920, the British Government’s Interim Report on the Civil Administration of Palestine stated that there were hardly 700,000 people living in Palestine:

      There are now in the whole of Palestine hardly 700,000 people, a population much less than that of the province of Gallilee alone in the time of Christ. Of these 235,000 live in the larger towns, 465,000 in the smaller towns and villages. Four-fifths of the whole population are Moslems. A small proportion of these are Bedouin Arabs; the remainder, although they speak Arabic and are termed Arabs, are largely of mixed race. Some 77,000 of the population are Christians, in large majority belonging to the Orthodox Church, and speaking Arabic. The minority are members of the Latin or of the Uniate Greek Catholic Church, or—a small number—are Protestants. The Jewish element of the population numbers 76,000. Almost all have entered Palestine during the last 40 years. Prior to 1850 there were in the country only a handful of Jews. In the following 30 years a few hundreds came to Palestine. Most of them were animated by religious motives; they came to pray and to die in the Holy Land, and to be buried in its soil. After the persecutions in Russia forty years ago, the movement of the Jews to Palestine assumed larger proportions. Jewish agricultural colonies were founded. They developed the culture of oranges and gave importance to the Jaffa orange trade. They cultivated the vine, and manufactured and exported wine. They drained swamps. They planted eucalyptus trees. They practised, with modern methods, all the processes of agriculture. There are at the present time 64 of these settlements, large and small, with a population of some 15,000.

      • Hind Abyad

        Citron is the oldest known variety of citrus. Seeds of citron were found in excavations of the town of Nippur in the southern part of Babylon (present-day Iraq). These ruins date back to 4000 B.C. It is not known whether Mesopotamians cultivated citron at that time or imported the fruit from the east, but the seed-finds prove that citron was known to them at least 6000 years ago.

        • 5thDrawer

          Lemon tree .. very pretty … and the Lemon flower is sweet ….

      • 5thDrawer

        If the writer in 1920 says: “hardly 700,000”, he is comparing volume to the volume in Britain at that time. And he is not referencing comparible land-area-per-body density there very well. AND THUS the extrapolation in minds which don’t question the ‘charts and graphs’ could easily assume there being ‘no-one around’ the place when they took it over.
        Of course, their army experienced it rather differently …

    • O

      “finally an Arab with common sense”

      What a disgusting racist You are

    • Hannibal
    • Omega

      “technology”? Water desalination I suppose?

      Israel is well known to steal US military technology and repackage as theirs.

      The same goes for “their” cuisine – Lebanese, Palestinian, Syrian.

      Israel has nothing to offer other than making sure you’re submitted to them.

      • You are downright stupid.

        • Omega

          Yes because your comment makes you less stupid.

          The theft of US military technology is now old new but I guess you just woke up (hence why you reply to this month old comment).

          Israelis call Lebanese/Syrian/Palestinian cuisine “Israeli”. No such thing as Israeli cuisine.

          Do yourself a favor, stick to Tim Hortons and JPost.

          • Your anti semite spews demonstrate your lack of intellect and stupid hate in your heart, shows how easy it has been for you to be ‘brainwashed’ and spread your stupid destructive hate.

          • Hind Abyad

            Always the same song, we are also Semitics

          • Lol, looks like it?? All of it is ridiculous – don’t you think?

          • 5thDrawer

            It’s like MacD’s invented the burger. ;-)))
            My mother made great ones, long before that.

          • Hind Abyad

            Gnagna..

          • LOL… thanks for the much needed giggle. Hugs 🙂

          • 5thDrawer

            I accept all hugs. Hind will shiver watching this. 😉
            Thank you both. ;-)))

          • Hind Abyad

            Bagels, Lox, Gefilte fish, Chicken liver, Matzos balls soupe, Knishes, Blintzes etc… Many of the foods that we think of as Jewish are not unique to Jewish culture. Stuffed cabbage, a traditional Jewish dish, is common in Eastern Europe. Blintzes and knishes are familiar to all Germans, not just Jewish ones.

          • 5thDrawer

            Ahhh … a Food Night. Nice …
            I am at the moment having Dates from Iran. They were half the price of the Kosher ones from USA. Truth. :-))))
            ALSO …. got Bacon @ $3 a pound again … wowsers. Gonna eat this week.

          • Hind Abyad

            Dave Besseling ‏@davebesseling 11 déc.
            #WelcomeToCanada and sorry about the winters.

            :)) Canuk humour.
            This is my Canada.

          • 5thDrawer

            Humour is needed in many forms, considering the environments across the country …. Many are hoping ‘we’ can make it colder once again, like when I was a kid.
            (modern kids couldn’t take it .. I am sure of that.)
            But you’ll be happy to know there is a slight promise of a white christmas. 🙂

          • Hind Abyad

            Raining Christmas is depressing

          • 5thDrawer

            Entre-nous, these days it is anyway.

          • I agree, I’m German 🙂 You forgot latkes (Jewish) kartoffel kuchen (german) potato pancakes (English) my absolute favorite – with sour cream and applesauce 🙂

          • Hind Abyad

            Hummm…

  • Maborlz Ez-Hari

    I think this guy is Rupert Murdochs biggest business partner.

    • O

      How are you measure “biggest”?

      He owns 7% in newscorp and shares in 21st Century Fox (don’t have information on how much of fox he owns).

      Again, hardly the biggest

      • O

        *Measuring

        • Maborlz Ez-Hari

          The length…

          • O

            The longer the better

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            As you wish.

          • O

            It’s a wish but that wish has been fulfilled. 12′ I currently have access to :))))

      • Maborlz Ez-Hari

        I don’t remember exactly but he is Ruperts biggest business partner % wise, not biggest in stature.

      • O

        Ok I need to add to that. Rupert owns shares in alaweed’s companies too. So you may be right.

  • Dubium sapientiae initium

    “Saudi prince slams Iran, will side with Israel in case of war with Palestine” (http://yalibnan.com/),”Billionaire Saudi Prince: We Must Side With Israel in War With Palestine” (NEWSMAX.COM), or ”
    “Will side with Israel not Palestine in case of war, says Saudi prince” (Dunya News Pakistan)

    • O

      Here is the racist, religious bigot barking false news. Typical dishonest tactics by the white supremacist

      • 5thDrawer

        He isn’t barking, Ma Barker, just telling you where it can be seen.

        • O

          Really? Is that all it is doing!?

          “After so many headlines I start wondering how come that some dot believe it.”

          Geez I wonder what site that one is.

        • O

          Btw sweetie, this “Ma barker” is alive. Unlike your Ma barker. :))
          I would shake her hand but it’s dust

    • man-o-war

      “A statement given to CCN Arabic by the prince’s private office termed the article by AWDNews as “completely bogus and untrue,” adding that Prince Alwaleed had not spoken to the Kuwaiti media outlet mentioned in the article or made any of the statements attributed to him.

      Prince Alwaleed’s office pointed out that the site in question had “repeatedly spread false and fabricated material about Prince Alwaleed without confirming the authenticity with his office.”

      Is it possible that it’s such a juicy piece of gossip that all the papers wanted it as their headline? Maybe the reason some don’t believe it is because HE is saying he didn’t make those comments, lol.

      • O

        Man o, that racist has been peddling false information way before this article. All he/it does is post lies and half truths.
        So I’m not surprised that even after alaweed denied saying it, this white supremacist is still trying to convince others it’s true.
        I’ve never taken anything it said seriously

      • O

        And I’m surprised it didn’t post another provocative pic

      • O
        • 5thDrawer

          Yup Yup Yup …

          • O

            Quack quack

          • 5thDrawer

            Well, ‘we’ do have a saying: ‘If it walks & talks like ……. ‘.
            LOLOLOLOL …..

          • O

            Yes spewtin

          • 5thDrawer

            I remember that song too. … ‘Yer darn tootin’, we like Fig Spewtin’ ….
            LOLOLOLOL ….. :-))))))))

          • O

            Drinking again?

          • 5thDrawer
          • O

            I would’ve preferred the full monty

          • O

            Isn’t Canada the 53rd state? 😛

          • Hind Abyad

            Not Quebec..

          • 5thDrawer

            C’est ‘Unique’. Different Tribe. :-))))))))
            (Built James Bay Electric for Americans.)

        • man-o-war

          Haha, these are always funny. Americans aren’t really that stupid though. I always wonder how many people they go through before they meet a moron that makes the video, lol.

          • O

            I’ve wondered the same thing but have to add that the majority of Americans know very little about outside their borders.

            Personal story: a school teacher in San Fran was taken aback when he discovered Australians spoke English. According to him “Australians speak Australian”. I gave up and walked away.

        • man-o-war
          • O

            LOL I love their reaction when it dawns on them.

          • O

            ive tried that on a few people since you posted it and LOLOLOLL, no one said eyes except one person…. And he admitted he had already seen the vid on YouTube.
            And I even pointed to my eyes when they were guessing. It’s too funny

      • O

        “Maybe the reason some don’t believe it is because HE is saying he didn’t make those comments, lol.”

        But DUMBium knows what alaweed said better than even alaweed

    • O

      After so many times I’ve told you you are a racist idiot, how come you don’t believe it!

      • Dubium sapientiae initium

        I never trust racists, that’s how it come that I don’t believe you!

        • O

          I can understand you not trusting yourself. It’s a good start

    • Hind Abyad

      Don’t wonder..you should have dubium..now go rest.

      • Dubium sapientiae initium

        Typical way of thinking from a obsessed Lebanese Palestinian.

  • Reasonableman

    Why is a business man given a voice on foreign policy?
    What a joke

    • 5thDrawer

      Keep telling you it’s all about business. ‘Religion’ is the scapegoat.

      • Reasonableman

        Money talk sh!t walks

        • O

          Then my money must be crippled :))

          • O

            A further explanation.
            Coz my money doesn’t talk or walk.

    • O
      • Reasonableman

        YALIBNAN LIES!! when will the lies stop???

        To yalibnan staff : ya raytkon khritu w ma 7kitu… nuff said 😉

        • O

          The fact they haven’t posted a correction just proves what you said. I waited a few days to say that, purely to give yalibnan a chance to correct their deception and stupidity.

      • Reasonableman

        Trust you are well??

        • O

          Could be better but I’m still healthy.
          Hope all is well with you.

        • O

          Btw, may I just add that I believe that “trust you are well” is a strange saying.
          Who is one trusting that someone is well?
          And if they are trusting that entity, then why the need to ask?
          I’m just having some harmless fun reasonable xx

          • Reasonableman

            LOL im trusting myself as to what i perceive as you being “well”. (Being able to write back)

            perception was created for humans by a deity which i trust.

          • O

            Lol good comeback. I “trust” 😛 you took my previous comment as nothing more than a bored person trying to have fun xx

            Btw I hope my future husband has your understanding and temperament. And no that’s not me hitting onto you but an honest wish and desire.
            You truly take the award for most decent on this blog.
            (Note to other decent humans on here, you are all still decent but reasonable is the most decent. )

          • Reasonableman

            Gosh you are making me blush,
            I’d like to thank my father my mother yalibnan 😛 thankyou for the award.

            Inshaallah (god willing) you recieve as you intend if not better. Our character is a reflection of our beliefs, im not just gonna give you a compliment because you gave me one i believe you are very loyal something you just can’t find these days.
            Every guy will be envious of your loyalty to your future hubby 🙂

          • O

            “I’d like to thank my father my mother yalibnan 😛 thankyou for the award.”

            LOLLLL
            Wleh! Where’s my thank you!?

          • 5thDrawer

            (there goes the ‘trusting’ … hehehe)
            It is not really the words which convey the sincerity of a ‘wish’ for health, there is more happiness in the thought that anyone conveys to a receiver the wish at all. ‘Nice of you to ask’ being a ‘feeling’ reply …. most of the time.

  • Barry

    There was a book written by a Reagan Admin guy back in the 1980s who said that the oddest thing he faced in his job was the Saudi-Israel alliance. he claimed that their governments were truly allies. the Saudis pretended not to like them, but it was not the case. Kind of like Egypt today treating Israel like its mistress: in public, scoffing; in private, much more.
    He is just being honest. The Saudis have been letting the air out of their anti Israel balloon slowly but surely for the past few years to get their population (and the world) on board with their alliance. Unless there is a sudden “taken out of context” or “bad translation,” this will be fact.
    PS- I think this prince is the huge shareholder in Citigroup and is a very close friend of Sandy Weill, who is a big supporter of Israel.

    • O

      He owns 14.9% of Citigroup. Hardly huge although it does make him the largest individual shareholder.

    • Hind Abyad

      Hurrahh!!

  • Leborigine

    Be careful prince al waleed bin talal, you might be accused of treason instead of political achievement.

  • Andre

    It’s exhausting reading the hate in the comments; entertaining, but exhausting!

    • O

      I agree with you 98%. Most are not entertaining but they are vile and infuriating.

  • Hind Abyad

    Saudi prince al Waleed bin Talal denies making pro-Israel statements

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/981270/will-side-with-israel-in-case-of-war-with-palestine-says-saudi-prince/

  • Hind Abyad

    Where’s my post YaLibnan?

    Hind Abyad 2 hours ago –

    Saudi prince al Waleed bin Talal denies making pro-Israel statements
    http://tribune.com.pk/story/98

    Edit.View in discussion

  • Omega

    I remember this guy for whining and crying when Forbes estimated his net worth lower than he liked.

    Otherwise, why does he have to make such “announcement” public? The House of Saud are descendants of Jews from Basra – they have always sided with Israel and will always do.

    In the meanwhile, Sunnis in the region carry on missing the bigger picture.

    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2011/10/25/the-doenmeh-the-middle-easts-most-whispered-secret-part-i.html

  • Omega

    And how is this news?

  • glubb pasha

    Regardless his deep pockets the usurper is just another traitor securing a nice spot in Hell. He is just fulfilling his fate by siding himself with the zionist rats.

    • Oh just stop it already and drop the “Jew hating”, BILE that is if anything – going to take you to hell. It is if you took the time to learn and study the REAL Quran – a SIN for you to discriminate or hate your fellow human beings because of their religious beliefs and the Imam who taught you otherwise is the one spitting in Allah’s face and has taught you to do the same.