Kuwaiti MP calls to move Arab League to Venez

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A Kuwaiti Islamist MP called on Wednesday for moving Arab League headquarters from Cairo to Caracas after expelled the Israel's ambassador because of its onslaught on the Gaza Strip.

"I call for moving the Arab League from Cairo to Caracas," MP Waleed al-Tabtabai said during a special debate in parliament over the Israeli offensive.

Tabtabai said that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez "has proved that he was more Arab than some Arabs," after he expelled the Israeli ambassador in protest against the Israeli onslaught on Gaza.

Chavez expelled Israel's ambassador to Caracas on January 6 and Israel retaliated a day later, saying it was expelling Venezuela's charge d'affaires.

Egypt, Jordan and Mauritania, the only Arab countries to have diplomatic ties with the Jewish state, have ignored public calls to expel Israeli diplomats. An Israeli trade office in Qatar also remains open.

Tabtabai also criticised Egypt, which hosts the headquarters of the 22-member Arab League, for "refusing to open the Rafah" border to allow the passage of food and medical supplies to the battered Palestinian territory.

He was echoed by other MPs who also called for sending more aid to the Palestinians in Gaza.

Shiite MP Ahmad Lari urged Kuwaitis to donate on month of their wages to the people of Gaza.

Close to 1,000 Palestinians have been killed and more than 4,500 other wounded, many of them civilians, in the Israeli offensive that entered its 19th day on Wednesday.

Source: http://www.arabia.msn.com/channels/msnnews/article.aspx?CatID=1&ID=68738...

Speed Comments:

This news reminded me of one of our QL member's ( "Lusitano" comment: http://www.qatarliving.com/node/330591#comment-738861

Yes "Lusitano" you are very much right, that Arabs should take some concrete measure to stop the massacre of innocent people in Gaza. As I said If Government of Qatar is really very serious and worried about the situation in Gaza they must CLOSE THE TRADE OFFICE OF ISRAEL IN QATAR.

I really don't see any progress by all these demonstrations or peaceful rallies or by giving speeches on the Media.

Last night Israel hit the Aid Camp of UN and destroyed millions of dollars of Aids which was stored in the UN Aid Center in Gaza.

SHAME SHAME SHAME

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By edifis• 8 years 5 months ago.
edifis

Mandhi its Gandhi and not Ghandi...LOL!

By Platao36• 8 years 6 months ago.
Platao36

airsupply: lol, guess everybody would like to be there too just to "take care of those poor girls" ;)

Only God Can Judge Me

الله فقط يمكنه محاكمتي

I am you and you are me, if you love i love, if you suffer i suffer

أنا أنت, و أنت أنا, إذا أحببت نفسك أحببت نفسي, إذا عانيتَ عانيتُ

By Platao36• 8 years 6 months ago.
Platao36

Eh Chavez, porque no te callas?

;)

Only God Can Judge Me

الله فقط يمكنه محاكمتي

I am you and you are me, if you love i love, if you suffer i suffer

أنا أنت, و أنت أنا, إذا أحببت نفسك أحببت نفسي, إذا عانيتَ عانيتُ

By Mandilulur• 8 years 6 months ago.
Mandilulur

Oh, great, all the Arab countries need right now is to cozy up to a whacko like Chavez. That will help their legitimate grievances and righteous cause all right! I have said it before, this part of the world desperately needs a great spokesperson and leader on the order of Nelson Mandela, Bishop Tutu, Ghandi and Ansung Sui Kyi. I believe our Emir could be one such person, Hanan Ashrawi another. Insha'allah.

Mandi

By Platao36• 8 years 6 months ago.
Platao36

Merry can:

"Plato you do realize that there are Arab Christians right??"

Yes i know it, what better example than Lebanom?

"But Hugo Chavez is a little nuts....."

lol, only a litle?

Nigelreid: As i stated on another post, Chavez and Morales will do anything just to annoy the U.S., remember he voulunteering to build a russian naval base? :)

It's all just politics.

Only God Can Judge Me

الله فقط يمكنه محاكمتي

I am you and you are me, if you love i love, if you suffer i suffer

أنا أنت, و أنت أنا, إذا أحببت نفسك أحببت نفسي, إذا عانيتَ عانيتُ

By tya• 8 years 6 months ago.
tya

Brit, of course it`s absolutely NO! I`m just the audience, if I`m following these news about Israel VS Gaza I`ll be sick. And I will be more sick if I see more thread about this war.

By edifis• 8 years 6 months ago.
edifis

I think Chavez wants to be more important in the OPEC

By britexpat• 8 years 6 months ago.
britexpat

Common sense..

In the overall scheme of things, do Venezuela or Blivia really pack any punch ?? The answer is NO!

By tya• 8 years 6 months ago.
tya

Yeaa...I think he did it just to make USA pissed off!! But now Bolivia also following. Can`t hardly wait who`s next. Just curious, i`m not into politics ;P

By britexpat• 8 years 6 months ago.
britexpat

The old Arab proverb.. "The enemy of mine enemy is my friend"

What they don't realise is that Chavez is transitory. He may only be around for a short time.. Then what ?

By nigelreid• 8 years 6 months ago.
nigelreid

Can anyone tell me why Chavez and Venezuela is the new friend of the Arabs? Is it Chavez's latest way of pissing off his American neighbours? I know he hates the USA.

Anyone??

By a merry can muslim• 8 years 6 months ago.
a merry can muslim

I think they are just tired of visiting the pyramids and want to be closer to the Caribbean....

Plato you do realize that there are Arab Christians right??

But Hugo Chavez is a little nuts.....

They call it the American dream because you have to be asleep to see it... --George Carlin

By Las Vegas• 8 years 6 months ago.
Las Vegas

Move them anywhere away from the waterhole.

By Platao36• 8 years 6 months ago.
Platao36

Arab League HQ moving to Caracas???? Uau! Chaves is arab or the venezuelan people? Moving it to a christian country?

tssk tssk....

Only God Can Judge Me

الله فقط يمكنه محاكمتي

I am you and you are me, if you love i love, if you suffer i suffer

أنا أنت, و أنت أنا, إذا أحببت نفسك أحببت نفسي, إذا عانيتَ عانيتُ

By SPEED• 8 years 6 months ago.
SPEED

"Egypt, Jordan and Mauritania, the only Arab countries to have diplomatic ties with the Jewish state, have ignored public calls to expel Israeli diplomats. An Israeli trade office in Qatar also remains open"

I am bit concern that Why Qatar has not closed Israel Trade Office in Doha ? Why ?

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By baldrick2dogs• 8 years 6 months ago.
baldrick2dogs

Speed ... and so the ugly cycle continues...

Did you Google it first?

By SPEED• 8 years 6 months ago.
SPEED

a new phase of suicide bombing will start in Israel.

it's not only Hamas now, those innocent lives they have taken, their people will take revenge.

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By britexpat• 8 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
britexpat

It is not the location , but the "intent and commitment" that is missing.

In your emotions, you refuse to see the "big picture" .

The need for meeting is past now.

In a few days, Israel will have achieved its objectives, Hamas will have agreed to a new ceasefire, Its capabilities will have been severely damaged and the IDF will return to original positions.

LIFE WILL GO ON!

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