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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Saudi Arabia & Israel becoming 'friends' to contain Iran

Mai Yamani's article in Times of India has surprised a lot of Muslims.

He has written about the meeting between top intelligence officials of Saudi Arabia and Israel.

The situation is that Saudis are wary of growing Iranian influence. And after their failure to annihilate Hezbollah, Israel knows that it can't bank upon United States of America for its survival in the Middle East where Mishal, Ahmedinejad and Nasrullah are heroes of street.

So the common enemy is Iran and its growing influence. At the beginning of the recent clash between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia was the first country to criticise the Hezbollah, writes Yamani, in his quite long article that appeared on editorial page.

It's no big issue for Saudis as they consider Shias apostate. However, Muslim street is now tired of the Royal family that changed Arabia to Saudi Arabia. Israel-Saudi bhai bhai! After all, doesn't Saudi rhyme like Yahudi [Jew].

Forty years after they lost to Israel in the 1967-war, Saudis seem to have grown quite 'pragmatic'. (May be they feel that when the slayer of Jews, Hitler was a Christian, and Jews shared no ill will with Muslims until mid-20th century unlike their relations with Christians

So it is better to make them friends than the Persians with whom the Arabs have the real fight for supremacy in the region for over a millennium. Read the article at this link.

5 comments:

RS said...

Forty years after they lost to Israel in the 1967-war, Saudis seem to have grown quite 'pragmatic'.

Will the Indian Muslim still have problems with India's growing strategic ties with Israel and USA?

indscribe said...

My dear RS, did I say that I have a problem?
When countries in Gulf have ties with Israel and Saudi Arabia is sittingin USA's lap, I personally have no problem.
India needs to safeguard its interests. However, some Muslims or some Hindus or any section is entitled to have their own reservations about relations with any country either USA or Bhutan. And we can't do anything about that in a democracy.

history_lover said...

RS in general indian muslims are in general quite sympathetic to the Palestinians.This can be gauged if you read the Urdu press and indian muslim english magazines like the milligazette ,islamic voice, radiance weekly.
Also I don't think a relationship between Saudi Arabia and Israel will a have a major effect on the negative perception of Israel.

history_lover said...

Indian muslims like other muslims worldwide are sympathetic to the palestinian cause in general.
If you read urdu newspapers or even Indian muslim english media like the milli gazette ,islamic voice ,radiance weekly ,the positions are generally pro- palestinian.
I don't think the Saudi Arabia -Israel ties will change this.

RS said...

Adnan, I never said you personally have a problem. Actually it was about those Indian Muslims who follow blindly the Islamic Clergy's diktats who are least bothered about the good of the community.

For example after Saddam's execution some Indian Muslims are calling for breaking off relations with USA. Now they dont realise the electricity produced by the US "blessed" nuke plants will help light up their homes too.