Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

Go, go, go; no, no, no

A while back the New York Times reported on Saudi efforts to “rehab” jihadis. Jilani frowned slightly and wrote Ali’s answer up on the white board behind him. He read it out to the class before turning back to Ali. … Continue reading

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Friday SNB

Reap what you sow dept.: A Saudi prince was injured by a terrorist who blew himself up on his way to meet with him. Don’t you just love how the AP talks about the prince spearheading the “aggressive” Saudi anti-terrorism … Continue reading

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The libel tourist is dead

Khalid bin Mahfouz is dead. The New York Times tells us: Khalid bin Mahfouz, a billionaire Saudi banker who paid $225 million to settle charges of bank fraud in 1993 and later won a string of lawsuits in Britain against … Continue reading

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No Jews, No beer

Please see an important note at the end. A few days ago the Washington Post concluded in Self-Muzzled at Yale: In effect, Yale University Press is allowing violent extremists to set the terms of free speech. As an academic press … Continue reading

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Monday SNB

Fatah old guard: Hey, we’re old, we’re rich, we’re corrupt, and we ain’t movin’: The old guard won’t let the young guard horn in on their territory. Not surprising; the old guard has its lovely villas in the West Bank … Continue reading

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Obama’s outreach: Not quite far enough

The Saudis told the Obama administration, well, effectively, to stick it where the sun don’t shine. Saudi Arabia on Friday sharply rejected American calls for gestures towards Israel, a central component of US efforts to pave the way for peace … Continue reading

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Saudi ERA Watch, AP whitewash edition

How cool is this? Wow, a member of the Saudi royal family says he sure does hope that someday, little girls in Saudi Arabia can grow up to play sports! (But not with men. Never with men.) Appealing to a … Continue reading

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More dividends of the Cairo speech

The Saudis are telling Obama to create peace by fiat. Arab patience is wearing thin in regards to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz told US President Barack Obama during their meeting in Riyadh last Wednesday. According … Continue reading

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Obama’s Cairo speech gets quick results

Obama’s public weakening of support for Israel is getting the results you would expect: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, said the US should use aid it gives Israel as leverage in order to pressure the state into accepting … Continue reading

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Honesty is the best policy, Israeli Exception Clause version

“Part of being a good friend is being honest,” Mr. Obama said in an interview with NPR News. “And I think there have been times where we are not as honest as we should be about the fact that the … Continue reading

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Obama and the Saudi Lobby

In a previous post (or in a conversation I had with a friend), I wondered about how much Obama was beholden to the Saudi Lobby, and what the results of that would be. The Saudi Lobby, of course, is the … Continue reading

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