It's Not about Israel - It's about Democracy

A recent commentary in the Washington Post called "Failed Favoritism Towards Israel" written by Prince Turki al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia's former Ambassador to the U.S., is a warning (or should I say "threat"?) to America: stop supporting Israel or else. But really, it's not just Israel.  The fact is that the prince and the ruling Saudi family really want the U.S. to stop supporting democracy and freedom altogether.  Al-Faisal states the following: There will be disastrous consequences for U.S.-Saudi relations if the United States vetoes U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state. It would mark a nadir in the decades-long relationship as well as irrevocably damage the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and America's reputation among Arab nations. The ideological distance between the Muslim world and the West in general would widen -- and opportunities for friendship and cooperation between the two could vanish. With his comments, the prince is trying to focus the...(Read Full Article)

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