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March 17, 2006

Saudi Prince Talal's Funding Largesse in America

A March 15 Rocky Mountain News column entitled "Underwriting Terror" concerning the $20 million donations of Saudi Prince Talal to Harvard and Georgetown Universities brings to mind the prince's "other" donation—a $27 million gift to a "charity" that funnelled money to families of Palestinian "martyrs" during the height of the suicide bombing campaign in Israel. The editorial cites CAMERA's alert on this matter last December. The columnist writes:

Late last year, you see, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal donated $20 million to Harvard and $20 million to Georgetown for Islamic studies programs at those universities, and he wants the world to know of his "spirit of caring for humanity." But here's a little detail the prince's lavish self-tribute forgot to mention: According to a December report by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, "Prince Alwaleed had previously pledged another large gift of $27 million during a telethon held in April, 2002 for the benefit of the Saudi Committee for the Support of the al-Quds Intifada. The head of the committee, Prince Naif bin Abdul Aziz, the Interior Minister, said in a statement: 'The committee will continue to provide direct assistance to the families of Palestinian martyrs and those wounded while resisting the occupation (The Times of London 4/2 3/02).' "

Posted by SS at March 17, 2006 10:30 AM


It would show a lot more "spirit of caring and humanity" if the Saudis (or any OTHER arab country) would allow palestinians to become citizens...but alas, they prefer them to be kept in "refugee camps" and killing themselves and others. Such caring.

Posted by: Myackie at March 17, 2006 04:20 PM

Is it a coincidence that this notorious anti-semite and supporter of terrorists makes a large donation to Harvard and Harvard subsequently releases a paper that accuses the Israeli lobby of undermining U.S. interests in the Middle East?

I think that Harvard has sold its soul to the devil!

Posted by: Mike in Toronto at March 20, 2006 05:13 PM

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