Tag Archive for Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi TV commentator calls for peace with Israel, embassy in Jerusalem

Highlighting common interests with Israel, Saudi commentator Abdulhameed AlHakeem says Saudi Arabia needs to “eradicate the culture of hatred for Jews in the Arab world,” by establishing full ‎diplomatic ties with Israel, leading to the opening of embassies in Riyadh and ‎Jerusalem.

By Israel Hayom Staff

 

A senior Saudi commentator has called for establishing “peace with ‎Israel” and ending the hatred ‎of Jews in the Arab world, the Middle ‎East Media Research Institute reported Thursday.‎

In a series of recent tweets, Abdulhameed AlHakeem, until recently ‎the director of the Middle East Center for Strategic and Legal ‎Studies in the Saudi port city of Jeddah, expressed support for Israel’s ‎right to exist, ‎ congratulated the Jewish state on its 70th ‎anniversary and acknowledged Israel’s historical link to Jerusalem. 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 »

Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman says Israel has a ‘right’ to its land

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, tells the editor-in-chief of US news magazine The Atlantic, “There are a lot of interests we share with Israel and if there is peace, there would be a lot of interest between Israel and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.”

By AFP

 

The crown prince and de facto leader of Saudi Arabia said Israel has a “right” to a homeland, a notable shift in the kingdom’s position published Monday.

Saudi Arabia and Israel still have no formal diplomatic relations, but behind the scenes, improvements in their ties have accelerated in recent years.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Air India makes historic first commercial trans-Saudi airspace flight to Israel

As Air India Flight AI139 rolled to a halt at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport, Israeli Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said,”This is a historic moment,” recognizing Saudi Arabia’s first official pro-Israel agreement.

By AFP

 

Air India launched on Thursday the first scheduled service to Israel to be allowed to cross Saudi airspace, a sign of a behind-the-scenes improvement in ties between the Arab kingdom and the Jewish state.

Flight AI 139 landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport about 30 minutes after its scheduled arrival time of 1945 GMT.

An Air India Boeing 777-300ER  – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

“This is a historic moment,” Israeli Transport Minister Yisrael Katz told AFP on the tarmac as the Boeing Dreamliner rolled to a halt. Continue Reading »

Saudi Crown Prince calls Iranian Supreme Leader, “the new Hitler of the Middle East”

The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, “We don’t want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe in the Middle East.”
• Khamenei retorts: The House of Saud is an “accursed tree.”

By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff

 

Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called the Supreme Leader of Iran “the new Hitler of the Middle East” in an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday, sharply escalating the war of words between the archrivals.

The Sunni Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran back rival sides in wars and political crises throughout the region. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Saudi Crown Prince to become King next week, will align with Israel

The UK newspaper Daily Mail reports Saudi King Salman will abdicate to his son Prince Mohammed Bin Salman next week, then Saudi Arabia plans to ‘crush’ Hezbollah with Israel.

By Elad Benar

 

The King of Saudi Arabia plans to step down and announce his son as his successor next week, the British newspaper Daily Mail reported on Thursday, citing a source close to the country’s royal family.

The move is seen as the final step in 32-year-old Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s power grab, which began earlier this month with the arrests of more than 40 princes and government ministers in a corruption probe. Continue Reading »