07 June 2009

Cut Off The Money~Talking Sense

All I can say is that I agree with what he said:
Saudi FM: US aid to Israel should cease

Amidst frosty relations between Washington and Tel Aviv, the Saudi foreign minister says Washington should cut off its aid to Tel Aviv should it continue its occupation of Arab land.

In an interview with Newsweek magazine to be published on June 15, Prince Saud al-Faisal said that Washington would be held 'responsible' for Israel's actions if its unquestionable support for Tel Aviv continues.

"If you give aid to someone and they indiscriminately occupy other people's lands, you bear some responsibility."

Al-Faisal added that the US support was the main bargaining chip in the Middle East peace process and should be used to restore peace in the region.

"The United States has the means to persuade the Israelis to work for a peaceful settlement. It needs to tell them that if it is going to continue to help them, they must be reasonable and make reasonable concessions."

He said Arab states could only consider relations with Israel as an incentive, adding that the normalization of ties would not be realized unless Tel Aviv retreated from occupied land.

"If we put that [normalization] before the return of Arab land we are giving away the only bargaining chip in the hands of Arab countries," the foreign minister said.