With all the whining we hear from the Muslim world about the terrible situation the Palestinians face and how the Israelis are mistreating them, wouldn't you think that the Arab world would rally behind their Muslim brothers and help them out of their poverty, especially since several of these Arab nations are rolling in money with their export of oil? Well, if that was your thought, you would be dead wrong.
In reality, the Muslim world doesn't care about the hardships the Palestinians endure. Instead, they use the Palestinians as a tool in their PR campaign against Israel. Their hatred for Israel is what is driving them, not their concern for the Palestinians.
Read about the Muslim world's level of generosity to the Palestinian people, via Israel Matzav:
The Arab states show their love for the 'Palestinians'
"I'm sure you'll all be shocked - just shocked - to hear that 19 of the top 20 donors to UNRWA - the agency that takes care of 'Palestinian refugees' - are Western countries and not Arab states.
'In 2008, 19 of the top 20 donors to UNRWA's general fund were from the West, with the EU contributing over $116m., and the US more than $94m. Others, such as Sweden and the UK, each gave over $35m.
Just one Arab country - Kuwait - appeared among UNRWA's top 20 benefactors. The Kuwaitis came in last on the list, having coughed up just $2.5m.
Given that Kuwait's oil revenues last year surged by 44 percent to nearly $78 billion, you would think that if they really, truly cared about the Palestinians, this would have been reflected in the size of their donation to UNRWA.
Nonetheless, when compared to the other five Arab states that comprise the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates - the Kuwaitis come out looking generous.
In 2008, the combined revenues of the GCC states from oil production amounted to a whopping $575b. Yet their joint contribution to UNRWA's regular budget was a little more than $3.6m., signifying less than one one-thousandth of a percent of their total petroleum income! Bahrain gave a miserly $50,000, Oman forked over just $25,000, while Saudi Arabia coughed up zero.
I've been to Hadassah dinners where more money was raised in an hour than the Arab states seem willing to part with in an entire year.
In fact, over the past two decades, Arab regimes have been providing a steadily decreasing percentage of UNRWA's funding. In the 1980s, their contributions amounted to 8% of the group's annual budget, whereas now they comprise barely 3%.
As a result, Western states are currently providing more than 95% of the funds behind UNRWA's ongoing programs.'
Read it all.
Michael Freund, who supplied these statistics, says that they show the Arabs' hypocrisy in lambasting Israel for its treatment of the 'Palestinians' while doing nothing to alleviate their conditions.
But there's another issue that bears looking into: Unlike refugees elsewhere in the world, who are resettled in a matter of months, the 'Palestinians' have had their refugee status perpetuated by UNRWA. It starts with the ridiculous definition of 'refugee' (having lived in 'Palestine' for two years before 1948), continues with the fact that 'refugee' status can be passed from generation to generation, and progresses to the refusal to move the 'refugees' into permanent housing. If the West controls 95-98% of UNRWA's purse strings, why isn't it forcing UNRWA to resolve the 'refugees' status rather than leaving them as perpetual hostages for purposes of undermining the Jewish state's existence? Is it a Western interest that there not be a state of Israel? The question at least deserves consideration."
How about those Saudis? Not a lousy dime, or in their case, a riyal. Perhaps, that's because they spend so much of their oil profits making donations to suicide bombers' families. And let us not forget the enormous amount of money they are donating to American universities to indoctrinate our young people in Arab propaganda.
Oh those Saudis, such great friends to America. It was inexcusable when Bush took the hand of the Saudi prince, and it was downright appalling when Obama bowed in submission to the Saudi king.
Wake up America, Saudi Arabia is not a friend to the United States.