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NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Our next guest is begging the U.S. to focus on Saudi Arabia. He says that the country continues to subsidize suicide attacks, and that if we don't do something about it we won't win this war on terror. Joining us now from Jerusalem is Dore Gold, former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations and author of Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism.
Ambassador, thank you for coming.
DORE GOLD, FMR. ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO U.N.: My pleasure.
CAVUTO: I want to get your take on Saudi Arabia, because if you are right, we are focusing on all the wrong countries. Are we?
GOLD: Well, when I started writing Hatred's Kingdom over a year ago, I had in mind 9/11. We weren't involved in this Iraq conflict. Syria wasn't being spoken about. But frankly, what happened is I revealed, in doing this research reads, and it reads like an intelligence document, this book, I revealed how the Saudis actually have been paying for terrorism. I have canceled checks, payment schedules. It is all there for the reader to see. Now, I understand President Bush's prioritization of Iraq, because Iraq is the future threat -- or was the future threat. It was the potential combination of weapons of mass destruction, of a rogue state, with terrorist groups. And that has been neutralized. But you still haven't addressed the country that generated, that spawned the terrorism that led to 9/11, and that's Saudi Arabia. It may be the past threat but it's still a threat that is out there.
CAVUTO: All right. But then how do you deal with it? I mean, essentially Saudi Arabia is our friend, you are saying they do a lot of sneaky things which proves they are not our friend, but it is the government we know, how do we deal with it?
GOLD: Well, I'm not suggesting that you overthrow Saudi Arabia. I'm not suggesting regime change. I wrote a piece in Monday's Wall Street Journal and I'm very specific on that point. But I think that Saudi Arabia has played a double game. For their own reasons, some of them identify with bin Laden, some of them are trying to pay protection money to bin Laden, they have been supporting Al Qaeda.
CAVUTO: Then what do you do, what do you do, what do you do?
GOLD: ...supporting terror -- so for the first time, you've got to bang your fist on the table and put pressure on them. First and foremost, get them to stop financing terrorism, but there is a second issue of incitement as well.
CAVUTO: All right. When you incite, though, you also invite a lot of criticism from other Arab countries. Do you think the United States is up for that, after now battling Iraq and all the controversy that ensued from that?
GOLD: Well, when I said incitement, I meant the problem is that Saudi Arabia has been brainwashing its young and very capable youth into hating the West, hating Christianity, calling Jews and Judaism the sons of monkeys and pigs, delegitimizing America. And when you feed young people with this, year after year, in schools, in religious institutions, you prepare the groundwork for these people being eventually recruited into Al Qaeda. It is not coincidental that the largest national component in bin Laden's Al Qaeda organization is made up of Saudi citizens.
CAVUTO: All right. Dore Gold, thank you very much, former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, Hatred's Kingdom, he is the author of that as well.
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