THIS is what EVERYONE should watch!

I have been going on and on about the Palestinian/Israeli conflict because nothing will ever get done in this region especially regards fighting extremism and spreading democracy until it is resolved. King Abdullah of Jordon has articulated this in a much better and concise way on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show. Everyone should watch this and if you’ve seen it watch it again and read the comments on the website.  For readers outside the region, let me tell you this is the truth. Please help stop the Israeli settlements so the peace process can move forward.

P.S. If there ever was a person who should be the “ruler of the free world” it should be Jon Stewart. If I were in the US,  I would not have missed his Rally to Restore Sanity for anything.

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27 responses to “THIS is what EVERYONE should watch!

  1. I have seen it a few times, and I agree it is brilliant. King Abdullah spoke extremely well, and Jon Stewart gave him and excellent platform to do so, with the right prompts and the right holding back.

    At the end of the show Jon Stewart commented on how great was the amount of sanity King Abdullah possesses and I agree.

    I actually prefer Stephen Colbert to Jon Stewart, but they make a brilliant pair. Their joint rally must have been superb.

  2. Saudi~LIBER~ALI

    هذا الرجل صريح جدا
    و له عدد من التصريحات الخالدة
    مثل ملكنا حفظه الله
    ********************
    رده بخصوص ايران هو ما يجب أن يفهمه أكثر العرب
    الدقيقة ٧

    القضية الفلسطينية شرى و باع بها كثير من حكومات العرب
    بغرض التأييد السياسي، أكثر الجمهوريات العربية كانت ملكيات في السابق و كان للقضية الفلسطينية دور في تحولها الى جمهوريات

    تملق مشاعر الغوغاء سهل جدا
    أطلق صاروخ على اسرائيل و يصفقون لك

    هذا ما فعله صدام أثناء حرب الخليج
    و تفعله ايران اليوم بشراسة بغرض مد النفوذ على حساب العرب

    و طبعا خراب بيوت العرب عليهم أحلى من العسل

    دمار البنية التحتية للبنان
    دمار المدمَر أصلا من غزة و أهلها
    حتى الحوثيون يرفعون شعارات “الموت لأمريكا و الموت لاسرائيل” و هجومهم على السعودية

    تركيا لم تتوقع أن العرب بهذه البلاهة
    لكنها صدقت بعدما رأت ذلك بأم عينها ينفع
    مرة بعد أخرى.. و العرب لا يتعلمون

    و بدأ أردوغان باطلاق الشعارات
    و بدأ العرب المساكين بالقفز و التصفيق

    لكن يظل شر تركيا أهون بكثير من ايران و هي على الأقل ليست دولة معادية

    هذا بخصوص استغلال الدول الخارجية للقضية الفلسطينية

    أما القاعدة

    فلا شعبية لهم تذكر على أساس القضية الفلسطينية و لا انجازات
    بل تتمنى الحركات الاسلامية الفلسطينية أن يتركهم هؤلاء و شأنهم
    لأنهم اساءة لأي قضية يشتركون بها
    بل وجودهم في مكان ما أصلا اساءة

    الملك يذكرهم فقط لعلمه بعداء الأمريكيين للقاعدة

  3. A stupid interview with another Arab puppet of the US government. How can he possibly hope for peace when there is no justice? And who are these moderates he’s talking about? Those who suck up to the Western Zionists but look down upon their own people and ignore their suffering and the injustice they are facing?
    Iran has become an enemy to these Arab leaders because it refuses to be a slave of the US government like those Arab suck-ups and puppets. Arab leaders have brought nothing but shame and disgrace to us.

    • I note you didn’t mention peace? Maybe that’s the whole point of all of this. Some folk seem to want to fight no matter what😦

      • Leesis
        I didn’t mention war either, did I?
        I’m not with war nor with peace. I’m with justice. And I would certainly choose to implement justice peacefully, but when you have a nation that does not believe you have any right in your land, that tries to erase your history and identity by killing you and destroying your homes, and refuses any kinds of peaceful talks and just settlements, then what do you do? remain silent for the sake of ‘peace’? That would be submitting to your enemy, being their slave.

  4. Saudi~LIBER~ALI

    @almaha
    العدالة الكاملة هي عودة الاسرائيليين من حيث أتوا (طردهم بالأحرى بعد
    قتل عدد منهم مثل ما قتلوا من الفلسطينيين، و اعادة الفلسطينيين الى بيوتهم
    مع الابقاء على عينة منهم في بعض المخيمات في الدول المجاورة فوق الستين عاما يعانون بصق الزمن عليهم

    لكن من القوي؟

    هذا لو أردت العدل.. لكن في عالم الحيوانات الذي نعيش فيه البقاء للأصلح
    و الشعب الاسرائيلي أصلح للبقاء من أمثالك من العرب الذين لا يرون عدوهم بعد كل الأفاعيل التي يفعلها بهم

    بعض العرب قد لا ألومهم في حب ايران لأن كره اسرائيل يغطي كل ما عداه، و لكن السعودي بالذات يعلم خطرهم جيدا

    أنت سعودية فيما يبدو فما رأيك بالحوثيين و من يدعمهم؟.. و ما رأيك
    فيمن يثيرمشاكل الطائفية في المنطقة الشرقية و الخليج العربي عموما ؟ و ما رأيك في من لم يتورعوا عن استخدام الارهاب في الحرم؟ طبعا لا نريد أن ندخل في موضوع العراق الذي لم يبقوا فيه حجرا على حجر و الحرب الطائفية الدائرة و من وراءها

    الجواب:”ايران”٬
    فهنيئا مريئا لايران بأشكالك

    • Saudi~LIBER~ALI
      يمكن ان تقرأ عن سياسة دولتك و الغرب معهم في الماضي و الى الان ايضا
      ايران قبل الثورة كانت صديقة و بعدها اصبحت عدو , لماذا؟ و لا, لا يمكن ان نجعل الامور بهذه البساطة و انها حرب بين السنه (السعوديه) و الشيعه (ايران)

      • Saudi~LIBER~ALI

        لم تكن صديقة.. بل كانت تتعامل مع العرب بعجرفة و بأسلوب القوة
        خذي احتلالها الجزر الاماراتية و ادعاءها للبحرين مثلا

        لكنها كانت دولة موالية للغرب و أمريكا و ذلك يضعها مع دول الخليج في خانة واحدة. لكنها لم تكن معادية أو ذات مشروع توسعي كما هي الان

        العداء حصل حين تضاربت مصالحهم مع مصلحة الأنظمة العربية بمشروع “الثورة الاسلامية”. و حرب الخليج الأولى التي كانت بها السعودية طرفا ممولا – كما هو معروف

        و أنا ضد الثورات الاسلامية و الحكم الديني المنافق قلبا و قالبا
        السياسة دائما علمانية و ان حكم البلد مدعوا التدين
        ينطبق هذا الكلام في كل مكان و زمان

        و لو قرأت ما كتبت جيدا
        لم أقل أنها حرب بين السنة و الشيعة، و لا قلت بتمثيل السعودية للسنة و ايران للشيعة

        خرجنا من موضوع المقال جدا لكن النقاش جيد

  5. Aaron

    ”Abbas: Even if talks break down, we won’t resort to violence
    Palestinian President says intifada caused Palestinians much damage, adds that no decision has been made regarding settlement freeze expiration.”

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/abbas-even-if-talks-break-down-we-won-t-resort-to-violence-1.315758

    No doubt all terror in the name of Islam will stop once the Palestinian issue is settled.

    Swamp land in Saudi Arabia anyone?😉

  6. Alicia

    But what can we do? Sadly, I am with Stewart when he said “I’m a little nauseous” when contemplating what is happening. In America it really seems we are on a crazy train that we can’t control. It did us no good to protest when either Gaza or Lebanon was under attack. Our government ignored us. They don’t seem to care about the numbers of Americans becoming homeless. They are quite happy to turn us against each other so they can continue to profit while we squabble. And who is profiting? the factions that have united to support Israel are politically powerful and well funded: It’s not just zionists, it’s the christian right and the military industrial complex. In America I cannot imagine a coalition harder to defeat than God and guns. The funny thing about US extremism is how mainstream it is. Many Americans believe defending Israel is the way to bring about the second coming of Christ! They dress up in church as Israelites! They cart around fake Arks of the Covenant! Some believe the Jews are going to loose out in a cosmic battle and they are going to inherit the land! These are the same people behind the anti-islamic movement in America. Remember something Aidah said: people in America are learning about Islam in their churches. S/he is correct. They are fed a steady diet of how horrible and undeserving Arabic and Muslim peoples are so it becomes easy to accept the unjust as just. Thus, many settlements are being supported, with both money and weapons, by American Christians who believe they will get a divine reward for doing so. The difference is that in Arabic countries the politicos seem to try to curb this kind of thinking, but in America it is encouraged.

    • so sad…but remember bad stuff happens only when good folk do nothing.

    • Jenna

      Alicia this is true…. feel like the world is being held hostage by fundimentalists of every genre: ultr orthodox Jews, fundamentalist Christians, Fundamentalist Catholics, fundamentalist Muslims.

      We moderates we wish for peace for everyone… not just our little group of people who are “special” need to take this planet back.

      If you are on netflix let me share with you a great documentary called “Hiding and Seeking” it is about a moderate Jewish man who flies to Isreal to talk some sanity into his sons who have become ultraorthodox. Its a great piece… more disturbingly I saw another doc. called “Armageddon” which is what the Christians believe about the Rapture… terrifying people.

      I think KSA, Isreal and USA all have one thing in common… a country held hostage by the fundies.

    • Bart

      The bible says the end of the world will come 70 years after Isreal is re-founded. Isreal was re-founded in 1947/48, that means 2017/18 the world will end. Also they believe the antichrist will come soon. But they disagree on wether it is Obama.

  7. I long ago came to the conclusion that Israel is merely buying time while actively pursing all of the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza as territories, and the Palestinians out. I don’t like that conclusion but that is how is seems. The USA is complicitous. That doesn’t mean the rest of the world has to be.

  8. Imran

    Almaha @ agreed

  9. Imran

    There can be no peace process,only freedom.Dual state policy is a BIG JOKE.Arab soft-bellies unable to take the hard way.

  10. Athoug

    Absolutely amazing interview! It scares me though because It seems like either way a war is bound to happen. If a peace agreement is reached between both sides, that doesn’t necessarily mean extremists would too.

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    Not related to your post, sorry, but just wanted to thank you for stopping by and “liking” my “Meal with a Muslim” post.

    Jonathan from Spritzophrenia

  12. countrygirl

    Of course it’s always Israel fault (sarc on)….but what about women who are hoping that their own child will be a martir for the palestine cause, what about hamas that in his own charter has the destruction of Israel?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/opinion/08friedman.html

    • THE HOLY SINNER.

      So you come and take on someone’s house in the dead of the night and settle a sworn enemy in it, right in front of you and there is nothing you can do about it. Have that practice going on for years. And what will you do? Well, if you are any worth your salt, you d perhaps be one of the mothers you yourself mentioned.

      All this being done because the dumped ones declare themselves “the chosen ones”. And since they opposed the Christ, you guys did not have the courage to stand up to them and then eventually gave in forever. This is sad but this is true and this is your origin. Now, if the zionists (not jews, jews are a much better people), have claim to a land that they say was theirs long ago, may we invite the British and other colonial powers back to the US and then have the Red Indians too?!!

      A very stereotypical link you posted. Perhaps the fact that Israel is one nation at war with every neighbour by its own design skips your intellect. Perhaps the fact that Israel was about to nuke the arabs till the then USSR saw otherwise to it and cut the zionists to size, skips your knowledge.

      It is simple, Israel IS wrong. And if you so desire, have all the zionists settle in Italy.

      • Countrygirl

        All I said is that also the palestinian are wrong as well , the fault must be divided between the Israel and Palestine.

    • Unimpressed

      Israel has no right to occupy the land of the Palestinian people. If you stupid yanks are in such deep love(thanks to the Israel lobby control) with the Israelis, perhaps you could offer up a sizable portion of your country for to take. If not, cease your ignorant lies.
      Israel is the aggresor, the Palestinians are the victims. It’s as clear as night and day.

      • Alicia

        If even possible, the fault cannot be divided equally. A study of the history of the conflict, and the water resources, will not allow that the palestinians are equal aggressors. Here’s Noam Chomsky on Israel/Palestine; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bieFwutoqvA&feature=related
        Israel has the power and has consistently used it to slowly commit genocide. The concept of Israel is problematic; Israel can’t allow all those palestinians full citizenship or Israel will not be a jewish state.
        Chomsky also notes well in other talks the fact that the US government, and other governments, are ignoring the will of the people. One has to wonder to what extent democracy is really just another form of social control.

  13. Mary

    It is a great shame for a nation like Islam to not follow the steps of the greatest Profit Mohammed (PBOH) the world has ever heard,seen or encountered !!
    I wonder what would he have done to solve this endless show or what ever you want to call it.

    If the muslim rulers would only reflect on the ways the profit had dealt with the toughest people on earth and how he tamed them, by sword or not, may be or just slight maybe they might learn something.
    If all the rulers would clean their act and heart every thing will be accomplished, no matter how large or small it is. Until then no one can change anything

  14. I may be simple but here’s what I don’t get.

    Every single person here grieves when a love one dies.

    How then can anyone wish this pain on another…whatever their views on living?

    Justice can never be obtained through the grief of others. Must we continue behaviour that has been proven over thousands of years to be absolutely ineffectual and destructive?

  15. persianxrose

    Just shows not all Jews are Zionist.

  16. Pardis

    Muslims are so hypocritical. They jump up and down about Palestine because its a Muslim-Jewish issue but are Willfully blind to the Kurdish issue.
    No one has suffered like the Kurds have. The Kurdish suffer assault, genocide, imperialism, degradation from Iraq, Turkey, Iran etc and the world’s Muslims say NOTHING, they DO NOT CARE, why? Because Muslims killing Muslims doesn’t bother them. They only give a toss when mass slaughter involves some sort of ‘other’.
    No one is as racist and intolerant as Muslims, who Hate Christians, hate Jewish, hate Hindus, hate Buddists, but turn a blind eye to genocide of their own when it’s by their own.
    Sickening hypocrisy.

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