I am not sure why I have to spend time defending Saudi Arabia, here. They are a Conservative society, and should have more support at this venue than they obviously do. But there seems to be little understanding of just how ticklish their position is, given the rampant fanaticism in today's world.
You point, above, shows a lack of understanding to say the least. The Palestinians are not Bedouins--at least not most of them. To suggest sending the largely urbanized Palestinians to a Bedouin culture is fair neither to the Palestinians nor the Bedouins. Would you solve the problem of Northern Ireland, by sending the Catholic minority to Andalusia or Guatemala? On the other hand, would you like to see the Saudi monarchy overthrown and succeeded by the sort of mindset that overthrew and succeeded the Iraqi monarchy? I would not!
Cut a natural ally some slack!
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