One sometimes forgets how long Prince Charles has been around being an ambassador for England. In his visits to the Middle East, he seems to have come away with a surprising viewpoint of Middle East strife way back then. This is old correspondence and you do not know if this reflects his current view of the whole Israeli-Arab thing. After visiting a few Arab States he seemed convinced that foreign Jews were causing the problems. He also had a strange view of the United States-Israeli relationship. Very interesting article.
As Written By Simon Kent for Breitbart:
The suggestion by Prince Charles that an “influx of foreign, European Jews” was a cause of turmoil in the Middle East has been challenged by a host of dissenting voices.
The heir to the British throne made his observation in a letter to his friend Laurens van der Post over 30 years ago. Contents of the missive were published by the Mail on Sundayand his concerns that the exodus of European Jews in the middle of the last century “helped to cause the great problems” made public.
The letter was written on November 24, 1986, immediately after an official visit the then 38-year-old Prince made to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar.
In it, the Prince showed his own view of the conflict with Israel by repeating an Arabist vision of the region. “Also begin to understand their point of view about Israel,” he said, adding that 40 years after Israel’s creation he “never realised they see it as a U.S. colony.”
“I now appreciate that Arabs and Jews were all a Semitic people originally and it is the influx of foreign, European Jews (especially from Poland they say) which has helped to ………
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