Folks, you’re not going to believe this one. Wait. Yes, you *will* believe it. Silly me. See, I try to see the good in people so I tend to forget that we’ve all been preached to that it’s the Jews who are responsible for everything that goes wrong; it’s the Jews who are to blame for all the problems in the world; it’s the Jews who control the weather; it’s the Jooos who made you forget to take your pills last night; it’s the Joos who created the malestrom in the Middle East, it’s the Jooos who slaughtered those baby seals in Canada, it’s the Jooos, I tell you, the JOOOOOOOOS! ! ! On and on and on and on, ad nauseum, the Jew haters, Arabs, Muslims, nazis, neo-nazis, militia, some Catholics, some Baptists, some Lutherans, some Episcopalians, some Mormons, and some Joos themselves, constantly blab about how EVERYTHING is the Jooos fault.
Now, according to a UN-sponsored report released today, the creation of Israel and the US support for its policies in the West Bank are partially to blame for the lack of reform in the Arab world.
Can you effin’ believe that?
The Arab Muslims have not evolved in 1,400 years. And it’s the Jooos fault that they haven’t.
The Arab Human Development Report 2004 (AHDR) cited the creation of the Jewish state as one of the roots of authoritarianism in the Middle East, along with the discovery of oil and the support for dictators by the superpowers during the Cold War.
Israel rebuffed the claims. “For too long too many people in the Arab world have used Israel as an excuse to justify behavior that cannot be justified,” said Mark Regev, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry. “You can’t have democratic elections because of Israel and you can’t give equal rights to women in Saudi Arabia because of Israel. This is of course a cop out.”
The 248-page report, published by the United Nations Development Program, was ready months ago, prior to the “Palestinian” and Iraqi elections, but its release was delayed because of objections by the US and Egypt. It was finally released with the UN logo and a disclaimer in the preface.
In the most controversial part titled Towards Freedom in the Arab World, the report stated that the Israeli occupation of the territories and the US occupation of Iraq both created excuses for Arab governments to postpone democratization and they strengthened extremist groups which advocate violence.
A spokesman for the State Department rejected those claims.
“We think it’s misguided to blame Israel for the problems and the challenges that the Arab world faces,” said Greg Sullivan, spokesman for the Near East Affairs Department.
The report was written by Arab intellectuals ( Ha. That’s an oxymoron. – Smooth ) and scholars(?) including MK Azmi Bishara and Palestinian human rights (shyeah, human rights for all as long as you’re not a Jew – Smooth ) lawyer Daoud Kuttab.