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Asked about anti-Semitism in Saudi Arabia, he replied: “Our country doesn’t have a problem with Jews. Our Prophet Muhammad married a Jewish woman. Not just a friend — he married her. Our prophet, his neighbors were Jewish. You will find a lot of Jews in Saudi Arabia coming from America, coming from Europe. There are no problems between Christian and Muslims and Jews. We have problems like you would find anywhere in the world, among some people. But the normal sort of problems.” … [Read more...] about Saudi Crown Prince: Palestinians Should Accept Peace Offer Or Shut Up
Hamas does poorly in Gazan polls but has not permitted elections since 2006, so it can’t be voted out. And people have little freedom to protest; dissent is often met with brutality. Which leaves young men like Naser (he declined to give his full name to protect his family) with many frustrations. The 28-year-old would love to see a new kind of politics in Gaza—he particularly dislikes the way Hamas exploits religion—but he also has no clear sense of what would replace it. Naser and his friends simply want the territory to open up so they can breathe, think, reassess. If that happened, he says, an alternative politics would be possible, rather than one that benefits only the families of the party. “Hamas and Fatah have their interests,” he says. “Their politics are now far from the ideology that they talk about in the media.” … [Read more...] about Middle East Peace? Can Young Palestinians’ Rejection of the PA Lead to a Binational State With Israel?
The Jerusalem Post reports: The Palestinian Authority on Saturday accused US presidential adviser Jared Kushner of “ignorance,” following statements in which he said that recent US punitive measures against the Palestinians won’t hurt chances for a peace deal in the Middle East. “The statements made by Kushner stem from ignorance of the reality of the conflict,” said PA presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh. “The statements are also an attempt at deception and falsification of the special history of Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian holy sites. The US administration’s positions have poisoned Palestinian-American relations.” … [Read more...] about Abbas Adviser: Trump Has ‘Poisoned Palestinian-American Relations’
“I remember when I first entered the fray here in the Gulf, there was a tendency to bifurcate Israel and Judaism, to break out Israel from Judaism,” Schneier said, explaining that he used to hear people in the region say: “We have nothing against Jews. It’s Israelis and Zionists that we have a problem with.” … [Read more...] about Interfaith Confab Highlights Gulf Opening to Jews, Christians