Palestinian statehood is a grave threat to Saudi Arabia

T. Belman. Actually the PA and Jordan want the status quo but Saudi Arabia wants to free themselves of the Palestinian problem. To that end they are prepared to normalize in stages without waiting for such a state. They want to outlaw the MB but Jordan doesn’t. So a big shake-up is coming.

I think that is why Trump didn’t want to move the embassy this time around. He wants to solidify the S Arabian change first.

Even more than it endangers Israel, a Palestinian Arab state threatens Saudi Arabia and Jordan – and they know it. Opinion.

By Mark Langfan, INN

Introducing President Trump to the assembled 50 Muslim/Sunni Presidents on May 21, 2017, King Salman of Saudi Arabia spent 8 pages of text excoriating the “Iranian Regime and its affiliated organizations such as Hezbollah and the Houtis, as well as ISIS (Daesh) and Al-Qaeda” for “attempts to exploit Islam as a cover for political purposes that fuel hatred, extremism, terrorism, and religious and sectarian conflicts.”

The Saudis have realized that the Iranian knife is at the Saudi and Sunni jugular vein. The Saudis need all the military help they can get and have finally come to understand how militarily vital Israel’s existence is to the safety of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Pundits have claimed Israel needs to create a Palestinian State in order for the Saudis to allow the Israelis help protect them from Iran. That is nonsense. Israel is only valuable to Saudi Arabia and the Sunni Muslims as a military superman and if Israel is pushed back to the 1967 Auschwitz borders, Israel won’t be militarily capable of defending itself, let alone defending Saudi Arabia.

How dangerous is a ‘West Bank’ State is to Saudi Arabia and all the Sunni Muslim countries?

First, an Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria (aka ‘West Bank’) is most dangerous to Abbas, the master-terrorist himself, and to his corrupt cronies and families currently robbing the Palestinian Arabs of Judea and Samaria. Without Israeli protection, Abbas and his entire corrupt crew will be murdered by Hamas or ISIS, thrown off buildings, unless they manage to run away just like they did in Gaza. The West Bank Palestinians themselves will be subjected to Hamas corrupt rule that makes the Abbas regime look like paradise. Iran will have eliminated Abbas, and claimed East Jerusalem for itself. The ‘West Bank’ will turn even worse suffering and hell for the Palestinian Arabs living there.

And Jordan? Iranian proxies Hamas and Hezbollah were the tactical forces that helped overthrow President Mubarak of Egypt. With an Iranian proxy PA State next door, how long will King Abdullah last? Not very long.

Thus, in two short strokes, a Palestinian Arab State will catastrophically destabilize what has been a reasonably stable Saudi Arabian northern border for 60 years.

Can the Saudis and the Kuwaitis forget Palestinian Arab treachery when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait? They helped Saddam invade, and brutally occupy Kuwait. Has King Abdullah of Jordan forgotten the Palestinian Arabs acted towards his father in Black September 1970 through July 1971? It is said that that Abdullah’s father, King Hussein, would joke about Arafat saying, “Yasser Arafat could never come to a bridge that he wouldn’t double-cross.”

And, do you need any more proof of the Palestinian Arabs stance than how they have stood behind Assad and his Iranian-backed killing machine? Count on the Palestinians to double-cross Jordan and Saudi Arabia if they have a state.

In addition, if there is a Palestinian Arab state, all of Israel’s air force bases will be in range of rudimentary Sarin-poison-gas-tipped katyusha rockets. They don’t call the 1967-borders “Auschwitz Borders” for nothing. With the ‘West Bank’ and Jordan in Palestinian Arab – read Iranian -hands, Israel will be spatially militarily disconnected from Saudi Arabia. Jordan will turn into a Houti Yemen-like enemy to Saudi Arabia’s north. The Saudis can’t handle one Iranian Yemen now and most certainly will not be able to survive another.

A Palestinian Arab ‘West Bank’ State is not only a danger for Israel, it will bring the Saudis and the Sunnis an Shiite-Iranian-controlled Jordan. It’s no wonder the “Palestinian issue” barely rated even a sentence in the last paragraph of King Salman’s speech.

All the Sunni Muslims are depending on Saudi leadership to protect them from the Iranians.

The Saudis and the Sunnis need a Israeli military superman who can not only defend itself, by itself, but also blunt any Iranian attack on the Kingdom in the first 24-48 hours of hostilities until the United States can mobilize and scale-up its in-theater order of battle.

Mark Langfan is Chairman of Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI) and specializes in security issues, has created an original educational 3d Topographic Map System of Israel to facilitate clear understanding of the dangers facing Israel and its water supply. It has been studied by US lawmakers and can be seen at

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  1. This explains a lot. Too bad that the U.S. Jewish establishment is still in a fog with their support of the suicidal two state solution.

  2. Does Mark Langlan intend to deport Palestine Arab Sunnis to Bahrain and the Gulf generally to balance the local Shiites and does he intend to collar the remaining West Bank Christians into an Aramaic revival in Bethlehem and Ramallah as co-citizens of Israel – especially if the European Moslems misbehaviour persuades Europe’s million Jews or even half of them to go on aliyah?

  3. “5. Struggle along with the Jordanian national forces to establish a Jordanian-Palestinian national front whose aim will be to set up in Jordan a democratic national authority in close contact with the Palestinian entity that is established through the struggle.

    6. The Liberation Organization will struggle to establish unity in struggle between the two peoples and between all the forces of the Arab liberation movement that are in agreement on this program.

    7. In the light of this program, the Liberation Organization will struggle to strengthen national unity and to raise it to the level where it will be able to perform its national duties and tasks.

    8. Once it is established, the Palestinian national authority will strive to achieve a union of the confrontation countries, with the aim of completing the liberation of all Palestinian territory, and as a step along the road to comprehensive Arab unity.

    9. The Liberation Organization will strive to strengthen its solidarity with the socialist countries, and with the forces of liberation and progress throughout the world, with the aim of frustrating all the schemes of Zionism, reaction and imperialism.

    “8. Once it is established, the Palestinian national authority will strive to achieve a union of the confrontation countries, with the aim of completing the liberation of all Palestinian territory, and as a step along the road to comprehensive Arab unity.”

  4. @ Frank Adam:
    There are pro-Israel Christians who sought and received recognition as Aramaens, many of them descended from the Greeks, and there are Palestinian Christians, some of who are pro-Israel, many of them are anti-Semitic and side with their Muslim persecutors.

    My position is simple. Our enemies have to go. Period.
    There are Terrorist attacks against Jews by Arabs every single day.*
    In the short run, I would advocate that Palestinian terrorists should be executed. Stress or Mental Disability should no longer be accepted as a defense. Their families should be deported to Gaza, by parachute if necessary. Their homes and property should become the property of the Jewish National Fund which owns most of the land in Israel anyway. Arabs should be prevented from trespassing on that land. Any caught doing so should be deported and their land likewise seized and nationalized through eminent domain. When enough adjacent land is acquired this way to make it safe for Jews to live there in communities, the land should be leased to Jews in need of housing at reasonable rates.

    *Arutz Sheva is the only publication that reports Arab terrorist attacks against Jews in Israel most of the time. That’s why it was founded. The publisher was on a bus that was attacked and it wasn’t reported, I read. Though occasionally they miss one too. But their News Briefs are indispensable news. on the side here as INN.

  5. @ watsa46:

    How about Jordan by way of Kuwait:

    “Kuwait’s lack of support for Palestinians after the Gulf War was a response to the alignment of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and the PLO with Saddam Hussein, who had earlier invaded Kuwait. On March 14, 1991, 200,000 Palestinians were still residing in Kuwait, out of initial 400,000.[10] Palestinians began leaving Kuwait during one week in March 1991, following Kuwait’s liberation from Iraqi occupation. During a single week in March, the Palestinian population of Kuwait had almost entirely fled the country. Kuwaitis said that Palestinians leaving the country could move to Jordan, since most Palestinians held Jordanian passports.[10] According to the New York Times, Kuwaitis said the anger against Palestinians was such that there was little chance that those who had left during the seven-month occupation could ever return and relatively few of those remaining will be able to stay.[10]”

    Kuwait had been a major financial benefactor of the PLO and when Kuwait withdrew it’s support after Arafat sided with Saddam Hussein’s invasion — as did the Left here, absurdly claiming that Kuwait was originally part of Iraq which was created in the 20’s — and other major Arab states followed suit, the PLO, then based in Tunisia, was on the verge of collapse. It’s at this moment, that the Oslo idiots invite them to Israel and breathe new life into their gangster outfit. I recently read a defense that said that Israel needed American aid to absorb the many Soviet Jewish immigrants. But, I have also read that Peres and Co. persuaded Clinton to back Oslo. Either way, it was clearly unnecessary and stupid. But, if Zahran’s plan goes through and the Pals are given Jordanian citizenship, then maybe the day will come that they can be deported to Kuwait which will then expel them to Jordan which will feel it has no choice but to accept them. Not bloody likely, of course, but a girl can dream, can’t she?

    Actually, they would probably be welcome there now. Arafat or Abbas went there and apologized in 2004, I read. The pals are the most highly educated Arab population, gee I wonder why, and, as professionals they were the managerial class in Kuwait. As has been pointed out, if they are not singled out for discrimination, they would be the most welcomed immigrant population anywhere. The wretched youth in the UNRWA camps are not representative outside of the annals of Cognitive Warfare (CW.)

  6. King of Morocco boycotts summit because of Netanyahu
    King Mohammed VI of Morocco cancels plans to attend West Africa summit due to Netanyahu’s presence.

    “Morocco and Israel announced the opening of bilateral liaison offices in 1994, but those offices were closed in 2000 due to the wave of violence known as the “Second Intifada”.

    Morocco supported the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) unilateral move to gain observer status at the United Nations in 2012.

    There remains a Jewish community in Morocco, though it is not as large as it once was, with only about 3,000 people of the once 250,000-strong Jewish community still living there.”

    So much for once “moderate” Morocco. No treaty with a Muslim entity is worth the paper it’s written on for longer than that state finds it temporarily expedient. Turkey’s another one.

    The only “Muslim” allies Israel has, like Azerbaijan and Khazakhstan are secular states that happen to have ethnically Muslim majorities and there’s only two or three of them in formerly Soviet — and hence, pretty secular —
    central Asia. Albania and Kosovo — also former Communist countries where religion had been banned — are sort of in the middle, they support the pals demands but they have friendly relations with Israel.

    “Kosovo Bans Islamic Headscarf and Religious Instruction in Public Schools”

    “In Muslim-majority Kosovo last week, as the fasting month of Ramadan came to an end and families prepared for the reopening of public schools, the parliamentary Assembly of the Republic rendered its judgment on a controversy that has agitated the country for more than a year: It voted not to permit the Islamic headscarf (hijab) or any religious instruction in public schools.”

    But we permit it!

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