posted on May, 17 2008 @ 01:48 AM
Below is a letter sent from US President Roosevelt to Ibn Saud the head of the Saudi Royal family:
5 April 1945
GREAT AND GOOD FRIEND:
I have received the communication which Your Majesty sent me under date of March 10, 1945, in which you refer to the question of Palestine and to the
continuing interest of the Arabs in current developments affecting that country.
I am gratified that Your Majesty took this occasion to bring your views on this question to my attention and I have given the most careful attention
to the statements which you make in your letter. I am also mindful of the memorable conversation which we had not so long ago and in the course of
which I had an opportunity to obtain so vivid an impression of Your Majesty's sentiments on this question.
Your Majesty will recall that on previous occasions I communicated to you the attitude of the American Government toward Palestine and made clear our
desire that no decision be taken with respect to the basic situation in that country without full consultation with both Arabs and Jews.
Your Majesty will also doubtless recall that during our recent conversation I assured you that I would take no action, in my capacity as Chief of the
Executive Branch of this Government, which might prove hostile to the Arab people.
It gives me pleasure to renew to Your Majesty the assurances which you have previously received regarding the attitude of my Government and my own, as
Chief Executive, with regard to the question of Palestine and to inform you that the policy of this Government in this respect is unchanged.
I desire also at this time to send you my best wishes for Your Majesty's continued good health and for the welfare of your people.
Your Good Friend,
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
ABDUL AZIZ IBN ABDUR RAHMAN AL FAISAL AL SAUD
King of Saudi Arabia
This letter was written some 3 years before British occupation of Palestine expired. The “memorable conversation”, that Roosevelt refers to was
conducted on the USS Quincy on February 14th, 1945, just 3 days after the Yalta Conference during which the three world powers; Roosevelt, Churchill,
and Stalin met to divide post WWII Europe and arguably the “free” world since there was no one that could stand in their way.
The exact conversation on between Roosevelt and Ibn Saud is not recorded anywhere to my knowledge but based upon the actions and inactions that
followed one can assume what was discussed.
Roosevelt carefully chose his words in describing how he would lead the US as it pertains to the Jews seeking a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
“Your Majesty will also doubtless recall that during our recent conversation I assured you that I would take no action, in my capacity as Chief of
the Executive Branch of this Government, which might prove hostile to the Arab people.”
In keeping true to his assurance, Roosevelt with the support of Great Britain imposed a trade embargo on Palestine preventing not only the importation
of weapons, but they also prevented the immigration of military age males. The goal of preventing the Jews from being able to defend themselves was
Now put yourself in the shoes of the Jews during that period in time… First you have Hitler’s ‘Final Solution’ that pulled Jews out of their
homes, burned and looted their temples, homes, and businesses and then shipped them into concentration slave camps where most of the women, children,
and elderly were killed first and the women that were left were often kept as sex slaves. The men that could work, did so until their bodies collapsed
and then they were slaughtered. Auschwitz at its peak was killing 12,000 mainly Jews per day.
[edit on 17-5-2008 by AdamLTucker]