UAE’s Security Chief Wants Arab States To Join Forces With Israel

The United Arab Emirates’ chief of security has called Palestine an impossible state — a statement that goes against the views of his conventional government.

In somewhat shocking turn of events, United Arab Emirates Head of General Security Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim recently stated that Palestine should abandon its hopes of becoming an independent state and that Arab states should come together to form a joint security coalition with Israel.

In a series of posts on Twitter, Tamim suggested that a future Palestine would be yet another example of a failed Arab state and the Palestinians should reconcile their differences with Israel and form a bi-national state with Israeli Jews instead.

“America is trying to get closer to Israel…the entire world is…Rapprochement will solve problems,” Tamim wrote to his Twitter followers. “Why shouldn’t we have a coalition with the Jews against the enemies of the Middle East.”


The Emirati security chief also seemed to suggest that integrating with the Israelis would be a wise move due to Jews’ apparent economic prowess.

"Today, the Jews are heading the world's economy, without the Jews you Arabs would not have known how to deposit your money in the bank," headded.

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Despite his high ranking status in the Emirates, Tamim has a history of outspoken comments that go against the grain of his highly orthodox government. For instance, in July 2013, the chief of security came under widespread criticism for claiming the Muslim Brotherhood was a bigger threat than Israel.

However in 2010, he did the exact opposite when he allegedly said “that anyone who looks or sounds like a citizen of Israel will be blocked from entering the country, even if a suspected individual produces a passport of a different state.” 

Tamim has urged his supporters not to treat Jews “as an enemy” and conducted an informal poll on social media, asking his followers if they agree with him. As of writing this, 67 percent of his 10,518 voters said that they prefer to “throw the Jews into the sea.”


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