Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Chutzpah in Arabic

Guest post by the Cubicle King

Chutzpah is a Yiddish word defined as unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity. These are the exact descriptions that come to mind when I heard the following quote from Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal in relation to Israel’s acceptance of the Arab summit’s “peace plan”:
"If Israel refuses, that means it doesn't want peace. Then (the conflict) goes back into the hands of the lords of war."
Wow, I guess Jews and Arabs must be related because I have never heard such Chutzpah in my life.

Here, the foreign minister of a country who is one of the world's largest oppressors of civil rights, is stipulating what Israel’s intentions are for peace. Why don’t we take a little look at the Arab World’s intentions for peace. Please entertain me: Let's see, how about the 2 planes that were flown into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 that were hijacked and piloted by Saudi nationals. What exactly was the intention of Peace there? Let's examine the beheading of Daniel Pearl that was posted all over the Internet and media, carried out by a terrorist organization, headed by - you guessed it - a Saudi National. How about the suppression of basic human rights in Saudi Arabia, more specifically the suppression of women’s rights. I find it ironic that Jimmy Carter writes a book about Israel’s “apartheid” yet women in Saudia Arabia are not allowed to so much as drive a car or walk around unless wrapped in a sheet. I wonder how they would deal with Cindy Sheehan in Saudi Arabia. I am guessing she wouldn’t be invited to sip tea with King Fasil; no, I think she would have a much more unsympathetic audience for her antics.

Let's see, hey Jimbo, maybe you should entitle your next book “Saudi Arabia - Civil Liberties, not suppression of basic human rights”. Oh wait, that would eliminate half the donors to your “Carter Institute”. If you think I am kidding, just ask the parents of the Saudi Arabian school girls who burned to death when their school caught fire. When the girls were running outside the burning building to escape, some of them g-d forbid had their hair uncovered. The PEACEFUL modesty patrols blocked off the girls escape and sent them back into school to “cover up” thereby insuring that they would be consumed by the inferno inside.

I find it ironic that the deal that Israel “must accept” at the Arab summit stipulates the return to pre-1967 borders, East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, and the Palestinians retaining their right of return. Okay, how about the “right of return” for all the Israelies from Arab countries who were forced out of their homeland when Israel was established in 1948. How about our right of return and compensation to the properties confiscated in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Egypt, and Iran. The Jews in Israel would never imagine making such a request, yet the Arab world has no issue demanding that a homeland be handed to the Palestinians on a silver platter and then asking for seconds on desert. Hey Hamas, it's wakeup time. Yes!, you actually have to build a homeland. Yes!, you have to Plant trees, create infrastructure, schools, and health care systems. I think what you want is what Israel has created, but apparently you are not willing to put the time and effort into creating it yourself. Suicide bombings are so much easier to carry out than actually building a homeland. That is right - I cam calling you out as being lazy and I think the latest sewage mudslide in Gaza is making me look prophetic. Your demands for Israeli peace are all a ruse and this fellow descendent of Abraham is not falling for it.

Hey, word to Minister Saud al-Faisal: If you in the Arab world are serious about peace, perhaps you can discontinue your beheading, hijacking, terrorism, religious fundamentalism, and oppression of women and make some tangible step in negotiations with Israel as opposed to the typical rhetoric that you continue to espouse.