The Daily Mail, a newspaper in Great Britain published a 1986 letter from Prince Charles to an American friend where he urged the US to ‘take on the Jewish lobby’ – and blamed ‘the influx of foreign Jews’ for causing unrest in the Middle East. More shocking than the letter itself was the surprise of the British public and Israel supporters across the world as Charles has never shown an affinity for the Jewish state.
Written to Laurens van der Post, the Prince wrote the letter on the way home from an official trip to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Qatar with his then-wife Princess Diana. The letter was not “leaked,” but it was found in a public archive and says in part:
Tried to read bit of Koran on way out and it gave me some insight into way they [Arabs] think and operate. Don’t think they