Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Saudi Arabia said Monday that it and other Muslim countries are ready to bankroll Egypt to make up for any financial aid that the United States might cut.
“To those who have announced they are cutting their aid to Egypt, or threatening to do that, (we say that) Arab and Muslim nations are rich with resources, and will not hesitate to help Egypt,” Foreign Minister Prince
Saud Al-Faisal said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.
As reported earlier today, The office of Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), head of the Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, told The Daily Beast that military aid to Egypt has been temporarily cut off.
The downside for the United States would be that aid from the oil-rich Saudi kingdom would give it more influence on Cairo, at Washington’s expense.
Both countries share a disdain for the Muslim Brotherhood, which the new military regime ousted but has not been able to contain without the same brutal suppression exercised by Hosni Mubarak, before he was overthrown two years ago.
“Regrettably, we see that the stance of the international community toward the current events in Egypt is contrary to its stand toward the events in Syria,” Prince Saud was quoted as saying by the Saudi Gazette. “Where is its concern for human rights and the sanctity of blood in case of Syria where innocent civilians are being killed every day and where more than 100,000 people have been massacred so far?
“The international community adheres to human rights according to its interests and whims,” the foreign minister added.
He said that a cut in Western aid to Egypt would be considered a “hostile attitude against the interests of the Arab and Islamic nations and their stability.”
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The IDF retaliated Monday morning for rocket fire aimed at Ashkelon after hours of quiet on the front.
Calling for a global recitation of the Shema at 12:00 noon EST, 7:00 a.m. PST, 7:00 p.m. in Israel.
The UN Security Council wants a cease fire now. The focus is on the safety of Gaza civilians, but not Israel’s security.
If anti-Israel doesn’t necessarily mean anti-Israel-Semitic, why do anti-Israel protests always seem to be so violent?
Make up your mind: PA Chairman can’t decide whether Palestinians are sovereign state or feeble protectorate
2010 cruise to Gaza ended so well, ‘humanitarian activists’ want to try it all again.
PM Netanyahu gave an interview (in English) and talked about the cease fire violations.
Islamic Republic pledges ongoing support for Hamas, tells Meet the Press that US weapons intended to kill Arab civilians.
Hamas had been preparing a murderous massive assault on Israeli civilian targets during the upcoming Jewish New Year holiday, Rosh Hashanah.
Hamas not only has no respect for the living but it also has no respect for the dead.
Kerry is consistent. He has talked so much and promised so much that, like the peace process, his ceasefire delivered nothing.
Hamas proposed a truce after rejecting it, and true to its principles, continued to fire at rockets at Israel.
Hospital staff at Schneider Children’s Hospital in Petach Tikva gathered up the babies and took them to the stairway for protection after a rocket siren went off this morning.
Wouldn’t a direct wire transfer from the White House to Pyongyang have saved on the wire transfer fees?
The IDF claims from their investigation and released video of the shell that hit the UNRWA school that they did not kill the 16 people.
Police report that a massive car bomb was found inside a car that was stopped at the Beitar Checkpoint.
Two more soldiers died on Shabbat from battles in Gaza.
One person was seriously wounded by Hamas mortar fire on Gaza Belt communities Saturday night. Details to follow.
A video tour of the IDF’s field hospital for Gazans…
The IDF found yet another booby trapped house, next to a UN School.
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