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History of Saudi Arabia

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Submitted by Gary Epstein (United States), Jun 2, 2017 at 07:58

My understanding of the modern history of the Middle Wast is that Saudi Arabia is the only Arab country that has not been governed by the forces of the West. If that is correct then wouldn't Saudi hostility toward Israel be based mostly on the Islamic religion?


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Yemen also was not conquered by Europeans. Islam is a key part of Arab hostility to Israel but there are plenty of other reasons beside it.

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Recognizing Truth - Who Will Stand Before the True Regent of Israel [209 words]M ToveyJun 23, 2017 15:54239693
Three wrong conclusions [85 words]PezDispenserMay 29, 2017 16:13239373
"All religions – indeed, all human creations – change over time" [126 words]PeterMay 12, 2017 13:29239049
Israel Probably Minor Concern For Trump [197 words]DaveMay 10, 2017 21:12239025
2ISLAM WILL NEVER REFORM , it will never become a loving religion. It is INCOMPATIBLE with western values and always will be. [132 words]
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ORGANIZATION OF ISLAMIC COOPERATION - OIC [87 words]DENNIS ALLEN DURKOPMay 9, 2017 21:09239015
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OIC Ties to Terrorist Groups [37 words]DENNIS ALLEN DURKOPMay 11, 2017 00:43239014
History of Saudi Arabia [47 words]
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