A Syrian journalist interviewed on Palestinian Authority TV last month claimed that years ago he had been privy to a CIA memo that informed former US President Bill Clinton that Israel would not exist beyond the year 2022.
"What I'm going to say, no one has ever heard. A report was submitted by the American Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA, to former US President Clinton. It was written on the report: 'Eyes only.' 'Eyes only' means for the President's eyes only. No one else is allowed to see it," said the man identified as Al-Bujayrami (pictured left). "The CIA says [in the report]: 'If things continue as they are, we don't think that Israel will continue to exist after the year 2022.'"
Presumably the "if things continue as they are" referred to the stalemate and regular collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Nor did Al-Bujayrami explain how he had knowledge of an alleged CIA report that was classified above top secret.
As the veracity of Al-Bujayrami's claims is very much in question, perhaps most telling was the reaction of the television host, who, again, was representing an official media outlet of the same Palestinian Authority that is ostensibly Israel's peace partner.
Upon hearing Al-Bujayrami's tale of how even America believes Israel will be destroyed, the host exclaimed, "By Allah, from your mouth to Allah!"
[Translation provided by Palestinian Media Watch]