Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Anti-Jewish slogans on captured Saudi army trucks
God is great,
death to America,
death to Israel,
curse the Jews,
Islam is the victor.
I don't know why they are anti-Jewish. Sa'ada, the main city the rebels stem from, used to have quite a number of Jewish inhabitants (artisans and antique dealers, mostly). I visited some of them and their leaders in 1994 and wrote about the fact that they were secretly evacuated by the Americans and the Mossad. At the time I regretted that, because it meant the loss of the last remnants of a very special culture.
It appears in the meantime that the Saudi's are still fighting the Houthi's.