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Tue Dec 19, 2017, 01:13 AM

SAUDI ACADEMIC CALLS ON ARABS TO RECOGNIZE JEWISH CONNECTION TO JERUSALEM

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Saudi-academic-calls-on-Arabs-to-recognize-Jewish-connection-to-Jerusalem-518372

"A Saudi academic has voiced backing for US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and called on Arabs to recognize the city’s sanctity to Jews.

Abdulhameed Hakeem, head of the Middle East Center for Strategic and Legal Studies in Jedda, told US-based Alhurra television on Saturday that Trump’s move, which touched off protests across the Muslim world from Tunisia to Indonesia, constitutes a “positive shock” to the peace process.

Hakeem added: “We as Arabs must come to an understanding with the other party and know what its demands are, so that we can succeed in peace negotiation efforts, so that negotiations not be futile. We must recognize and realize that Jerusalem is a religious symbol to Jews and sacred to them, as Mecca and Medina is to Muslims.”

Hakeem – who in a March article for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy stressed that Israel and Saudi Arabia face a common Nazi-like threat in Iran – said the “Arab mind must liberate itself from the legacy of Gamal Abdul-Nasser and the legacy of both the Sunni and Shi’a sects, which has instilled for political interests the culture of Jew hatred and denial of their historic right in the region.”

The thought of a Saudi calling for Arab recognition of Jerusalem as being as important to Jews as Mecca to Muslims would have been inconceivable as recently as a few months ago. The very idea that Jews have a historical place in the Middle East is one that has been fought tooth and nail by Israels enemies, worldwide. I don't have any illusions that this is going to lead directly to peace in the region, but it's a first step when scholar in a traditional enemy of the Jewish state feels free to state the obvious.

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Response to cologeek (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 01:18 AM

1. Yeah ... I've known. Last 3 months ...

It's that large asteroid in the kabaah that is the 'thing' ...

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Response to cologeek (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 01:56 AM

2. May he rest in peace

 

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Response to cologeek (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 05:03 AM

3. In other news, Saudi academic and his entire family and pets all found on street headless.

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Response to cologeek (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 10:05 AM

4. There are a few voices of sanity starting to creep in to the Arab world.

Arabs can talk about the superiority of their culture and their religion only for so long before the obvious backwardness of their culture and the moral paucity of their religion simply overwhelms their ability lie to themselves or anyone else about it. They badly need reform. They can only execute so many men that would be their Marin Luther before one successfully challenges them from within.

Here is another from 2010.


and another good one, this one is a Friday sermon.

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