Is the State Department Buying Arab Propaganda?

It is dangerous for the West to accept Arab anti-Semitic propaganda voiced by some Christian leaders in the Middle East; they are held hostage by the Muslim majority around them. Since the age of the internet, even many Arabs have stopped buying Arab propaganda.

A recent mark was retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell when he was Secretary of State. Wilkerson recently said on MSNBC, during the recent Temple Mount crisis, that Jews pose the biggest threat to Christians in the Middle East. He learned this, he said, in 2002-2003 in Ramallah, during a business trip to meet with Yasser Arafat, from a Middle Eastern Catholic Bishop, who had told him that the biggest enemy for Christians in the region was not the Arabs but the Jews. So, Wilkerson, instead of condemning countless unprovoked terror attacks against Israelis, criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

It is most unfortunate that a former high-ranking State Department official decided to blame Israel during the recent crisis, in which Jews were the obvious victims. It is more than unfortunate that Wilkerson took the Bishop’s statement at face value instead of recognizing the complexities of the Middle East, where “no” and “yes” rarely mean “no” and “yes”.

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  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Frackers are killing Saudi Arabia.
    Trump is just smiling at them as he Reagan’s them.

  • Cat-astrophe

    The pot just keeps being stirred.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Never realized Chuck was over six feet tall.
    Lennon was five ten.
    Looking forward to my kid growing higher than me.
    One day he’ll fill out, too.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9kgu71d81U

  • Alain

    The State Department has been pro-Arab for a long time, and the same goes for the British Foreign Office. I wonder if they all dream of being another Lawrence of Arabia.

    • simus1

      Massive bribes stashed in secret third world bank accounts seem like a more logical explanation for their inherent helpful attitudes toward most muslim extremists.

      • Alain

        Yes, there most certainly is that, and more than a few have even converted to Islam.