Tag Archive for Arab Peace Initiative

Arabic Daily: Saudis & Egypt push Arab countries to engage Israel

Al Araby Al Jadeed rReport says Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman discussed how to encourage Arab countries to develop trade relations with Israel as part of President Trump’s regional peace plan.

By Tal Polon


The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Egypt are working together to convince other Arab countries to take steps toward developing economic relations with Israel and making progress in political relations, in accordance with Israel’s demand as part of the US peace plan, according to a report this morning in the UK-based Arabic newspaper Al Araby Al Jadeed.

President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman – Wikimedia

According to the report, extensive meetings held between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman during the latter’s visit to Cairo this week dealt largely with the US “Deal of the Century” peace plan. Continue Reading »

Oman’s Foreign Minister: ‘Time to accept Israel’

After Netanyahu’s secret visit, Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Oman’s minister of foreign affairs, says his country is offering ideas to help in the peace process; “We are not saying that the road is now easy and paved with flowers, but our priority is to put an end to the conflict and move to a new world.”

By Reuters


Oman described Israel as an accepted Middle East state on Saturday, a day after hosting a surprise visit by its prime minister that Washington said could help regional peace efforts.

Oman is offering ideas to help Israel and the Palestinians to come together but is not acting as mediator, Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah [photographed above], the sultanate’s minister responsible for foreign affairs, told a security summit in Bahrain. Continue Reading »

Future Saudi King blames Palestinians as ‘main obstacle to peace’

Saudi Crown Prince tells Palestinian leader to “shut up and stop complaining” after having purposely “missed opportunities again and again, and rejected all the offers it was given.”

By Israel Today Staff


Saudi Arabia’s future king, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, apparently sees the Palestinian leadership as the primary obstacle to peace in the Holy Land.

That according to an Israel Channel 10 News report on the prince’s meeting with Jewish leaders in New York last month.

According to remarks attributed to the Saudi leader, he mercilessly criticized the Palestinian Authority for failing to make peace with Israel over the 40 years of the current peace process. Continue Reading »

Palestinian autocrat Abbas: Trump “serious” about solving Israel-Palestinian conflict


Mahmoud Abbas said the Arab League summit on Wednesday confirmed that the Arab world had a “clear” vision for peace on the basis of two-states.

By i24NEWS


President Donald Trump is “serious” about solving the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said ahead of a meeting with the US leader.

Netanyahu at White House with Trump – White House/YouTube

“The US administration of President Donald Trump is seriously considering a solution to the Palestinian issue,” Abbas told AFP late Wednesday after a meeting of the Arab League in Jordan.

Abbas met with Trump’s Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt before leaving for the summit and said contacts with the administration were ongoing. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Abbas rejected Egyptian led peace summit including regional Arab leaders


Causing friction with Egyptian President al-Sissi, the PA autocrat Abbas rejected the Arab led regional peace summit, using Israel as an excuse, spouting, ‘Israel wasn’t serious about peace’.

By i24NEWS


Some Arab Quartet states stopped their donations in mid-2016 in order to pressure PA President Mahmoud Abbas to initiate political reforms that will lead to peace with Israel. – IsraelandStuff/PP

Palestinian President Mahmuod Abbas opposed attempts made last year to hold a regional peace summit hosted by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi with the participation of other Arab leadersHaaretz reported Sunday.

Palestinian sources told Haaretz that an offer made by President Sissi to host a summit in Egypt angered President Abbas as he thought the Israeli government would not be serious about the peace initiative in negotiations. Continue Reading »

Report: Arab states willing to tweak Saudi peace initiative for Israel


Israel’s TV10 reports Egypt & Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf states, are reportedly willing to change their demands on the Jewish State in exchange for a peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority.

By Ben Ariel, Canada


Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, Jordan and Egypt, are prepared to discuss with Israel changes to the Saudi peace initiative in order to resume peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), Channel 10 News revealed on Friday.

In return for a peace agreement with the PA, those countries would reportedly change their attitude towards Israel.

Western diplomatic sources quoted by Channel 10 said that Arab countries have been sending messages to Israel through various emissaries, including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, saying they are expecting to receive from Israel a response to the Saudi peace initiative and are also expecting Israel to make gestures towards the Palestinians in Judea and Samaria, so that peace talks can be relaunched and those countries could ultimately change their public attitude to Israel. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu welcomes Egypt’s President El-Sisi’s call for regional peace & stability


Israel’s PM Netanyahu welcomes Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s call to “join forces” to make regional peace more possible.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


I welcome Egyptian President El-Sisi’s remarks and his willingness to make every effort to advance a future of peace and security between us and the Palestinians and the peoples of the region,” Netanyahu said in response.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi. (AP) & sraeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Amos Ben Gershom)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi. (AP) & Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Amos Ben Gershom)

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded to the President of Egypt’s call for a peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority earlier Tuesday.

“Israel is ready to participate with Egypt and other Arab states in advancing both the diplomatic process and stability in the region. Continue Reading »

Saudi Prince declines invitation to Israel by ex-IDF intel chief

Former Israeli intelligence chief Amos Yadlin says Jerusalem rejects Saudi peace initiative because Arab League made it a ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ deal.



Saudi royal declined invitation by former Israeli intelligence chief to visit Jerusalem at a public talk in Belgium Monday, saying that the invitation was mere appeal to emotion aimed at distracting from the subject of the discussion – reaching peace based on the Saudi peace initiative.

Turki bin Faisal Al Saud

Turki bin Faisal Al Saud – Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Marc Müller

Amos Yadlin, who headed the Israel Defense Forces’ Military Intelligence Directorate for four years until 2010, made the statement during a public talk in Brussels with Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, director of the General Intelligence of Saudi Arabia from 1979 to 2001 and the youngest son of the late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. Continue Reading »

Former Arab League chief Amr Moussa: Hamas must recognize Israel


Former Arab League chief & Egyptian foreign minister Amr Moussa calls on Hamas to ‘declare acceptance of Arab initiative of 2002, which is map of normalization & recognition of Israel.’



Hamas must recognize the existence of Israel if the Palestinians are to move forward with their hopes of establishing their own state, former Arab League chief and Egyptian foreign minister Amr Moussa said Wednesday.

 former Arab League chief and Egyptian foreign minister Amr Moussa  - Photo: The Associated Press

Former Arab League chief and Egyptian foreign minister Amr Moussa – Photo: The Associated Press

“It is normal for the Palestinians to reconcile,” Moussa said of a recent unity deal struck between the Hamas militants who run the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Continue Reading »

Saudi Prince compliments Israeli Minister at German conference


Justice Minister Livni engages in constructive dialogue with Saudi Prince Turki bin Faisal during panel discussion at Munich Security Conference.



Justice Minister Tzipi Livni is the right person to lead Israel’s negotiating team, Saudi Prince Turki bin Faisal said at the Munich Security Conference Friday.

Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud is seen here in Bahrain - Photo: REUTERS

Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud is seen here in Bahrain – Photo: REUTERS

Livni’s office confirmed Sunday that during a question and answer session at the end of a panel on the peace process, featuring Livni, Chief PLO Negotiator Saeb Erekat and American Envoy Martin Indyk, the Saudi prince asked Livni about the Arab Peace Initiative. Continue Reading »