NEW YORK (Jan. 10)
The new King Saud of Saudi Arabia was reported here today as having stated yesterday at his royal palace in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, that the Arab nations should sacrifice up to 10,000,000 of their 50,000,000 people, if necessary, to wipe out Israel.
The report, carried by the Associated Press, quoted the 53-year-old Arab monarch as stating: “Israel to the Arab world, is like a cancer to the human body, and the only way of remedy is to uproot it just like a cancer.” He made his remarks in a speech to a visiting press delegation from Jordan.
He declared that the Arab nations never would hold direct talks with Israel because they did not recognize Israel as a nation. The Arabs lost Palestine to the Israelis in 1948 because they were not united and “not sincere in their actions and efforts,” he added, and continued:
“Had we united then (in 1948) Israel would not have come into existence. Israel is a serious wound in the Arab world body, and we can not endure the pain of this wound forever. We don’t have the patience to see Israel remain occupying part of Palestine for long.”