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Electronic Intifada Laments Condemnation of Palestinians Who Attacked Saudi Peace Activist

There is an old Jewish joke that goes something like this:

Rabbi Altmann and his secretary were sitting in a coffeehouse in Berlin in 1935. “Herr Altmann,” said his secretary, “I notice you’re reading Der Stürmer! I can’t understand why. A Nazi libel sheet! Are you some kind of masochist, or, God forbid, a self-hating Jew?”

“On the contrary, Frau Epstein. When I used to read the Jewish papers, all I learned about were pogroms, riots in Palestine, and assimilation in America. But now that I read Der Stürmer, I see so much more: that the Jews control all the banks, that we dominate in the arts, and that we’re on the verge of taking over the entire world. You know – it makes me feel a whole lot better!”

I use this as an explanation as to why I am now going to point out what antisemitic, terror-supporting rag Electronic Intifada had to say in the wake of the vile treatment Saudi law student and peace activist Mohammed Saud (who they refer to as the “Saudi normalizer”) received at the hands of palestinians when he visited the Temple Mount and Arab quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Another Saudi blogger and a friend of Saud appeared on the Israeli public broadcaster Kan on 23 July.

“What happened to my friend Mohammed is unbelievable,” he said.

“The level of meannes and villainy that the Palestinian people have reached, they have ruined the image of Islam and Muslims.”

The Saudi blogger called on Israel to seize control over Jerusalem’s holy places from Jordan, which acts as custodian. Al-Aqsa mosque is one of Islam’s holiest sites.

Saudi journalist Abd al-Hamid al-Ghabin appeared on Israel’s i24 News during the same week and said that the custodianship of the al-Aqsa mosque should be transferred to Saudi Arabia.

He added that Jordan’s recent warming up to Qatar and Turkey “will not save it from its inevitable fate as an alternative homeland for the Palestinians.”

Saud also posed with the Israeli foreign ministry’s spokesperson for Arabic-language media, Hassan Kaabia, who called the Saudi blogger his “friend”

Kaabia told The Times of Israel that Saud took being protested by Palestinians “somewhat harshly, but he understood that this is the real face of the Palestinians.”

Meanwhile, Israeli foreign minister Yisrael Katz publically met with Bahrain’s foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa at the US State Department earlier this month.

“I will continue to work with the Israeli Prime Minister to advance Israel’s relations with the Gulf countries,” Katz wrote on Twitter.

Katz visited the UAE last month to attend a climate conference and push his plan to build a regional rail network through Jordan, Iraq and several Gulf states, linking them to the Mediterranean via Israel.

It was the first visit by an Israeli minister to an Arab country with which Israel has no relations following the US workshop in Bahrain last month.

Not a perfect analogy to the joke, I know. But when the Electronic Intifada is unhappy, it can make for good reading.

By the way, the piece is titled Saudi normalizer urges Israel to seize al-Aqsa mosque, yet there is no evidence he ever said this. Just another day for the liars of the Electronic Intifada.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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