Saturday, February 24, 2007

Muslim Nations to Sever Ties With Israel

Severing ties they never had to begin with, and all over a bogus issue.
Malaysia, the chair of the 57-member Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), has said Saturday the grouping had agreed to sever ties with Israel over its works at the Al-Aqsa mosque.

Foreign Minister Syed Hamid said OIC foreign ministers had agreed in principle to Malaysia's proposal to cut diplomatic relations at an extraordinary meeting in Saudi Arabia during the week.

"We suggested that Islamic countries having diplomatic relations with Israel sever the ties or recall their ambassadors temporarily to show that we are serious and do not engage in mere empty talk," the Bernama news agency quoted Syed Hamid as saying.

The minister said the OIC's secretary general, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, had been tasked with following up on the proposal.

Malaysia has long been a critic of Israel's policies in the Middle East and does not have diplomatic relations with the Jewish state.
I'm sure the Israelis will be crushed by the news.

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