Although no commercial flights are scheduled between Saudi Arabia and Israel, as the two states still share no official relations, direct flights between the two states are a considerable move forward in Saudi-Israeli relations.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
An Israeli private jet landed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday morning, per KAN news, marking the first time a public flight from Israel has ever landed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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HISTORIC: President Trump on Air Force One’s flight to the Jewish State was the first flight to have a publicized flight plan to successfully fly directly (non-stop) from Saudi Arabia to Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport.
Saudi journalist exposes backstory on Jordan and its sidekick, the Palestinian Authority: “Both have benefited from the Arab-Israeli conflict. While Palestinian children die to become “martyrs,” Jordan’s king cruises the Mediterranean in his yacht and Abbas’ sons are likely to be found vacationing in Nova Scotia.”
By Abdul Hameed Al-Ghabin
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken a very open stance of seeking better ties to the Jewish people and to Israel. Some call this “normalization.” I call it plain common sense.
To begin, Saudi Arabia has always been a force for stability. We have always sought peace, not war. Continue Reading »
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 »
Among the numerous decisions that please Israel, the report also said the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince offered the PA despot Abbas a direct payment, and gave him two months to accept the conditions.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
A November meeting between Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman included a discussion of a peace plan largely favoring Israel, The New York Times reported.
Israeli PM Netanyahu, Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed ben Salmane with a very unhappy Palestinian autocrat, Mahmoud Abbas – Photos: Wikimedia
According to the Times’ report, bin Salman’s plan offers the PA noncontiguous parts of Judea and Samaria, with limited sovereignty and without eastern Jerusalem as its capital city. Continue Reading »
In an article from a UK daily, a former top Netanyahu adviser is reported as saying Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is willing to side-step the tedious, unproductive Palestinian agenda, in order to seal a deal with Israel against a serious regional threat, Iran.
By Tzvi Lev
A bombshell report suggests that Saudi Arabia will buck its commonly held belief that relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) are key towards establishing relations with Israel and are ready to sign a deal with the Jewish state, even if the PA opposes it.
Israeli PM Netanyahu, Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed ben Salmane and Palestinian autocrat Abbas – Photos: Wikimedia
Prime Minister Netanyahu’s former national security advisor Yaakov Nagel told the Telegraph that Saudi Arabia is so desperate to ink an agreement with Israel that it is prepared to move forward despite lack of a Palestinian state. Continue Reading »
On Monday a Saudi journalist confirmed on Twitter that he can now access the ‘The Jerusalem Post’ news site from there on his mobile device.
After years without reliable verification, a Saudi Arabian journalist confirmed on Monday that Saudis can now access The Jerusalem Post online from inside the Kingdom.
Flag of Saudi Arabia. – Photo: Courtesy
A reader in Saudi Arabia also wrote on Twitter on Monday that he can now access the site from there on his mobile device.
It is unclear when the Kingdom stopped censoring JPost.com, but it apparently blocked access to the site beginning in May 2013. Continue Reading »
Sheik Hassan Nasrallah claims Saudi Arabia seeks to normalize ties with the Jewish State at the expense of the Palestinian Arabs.
By Elad Benari, Canada
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Friday blasted Saudi Arabia for its alleged “normalization with Israel.”
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah broadcasts televised speech from his secret underground bunker. – Photo: Reuters/file
“Saudi Arabia has taken advantage of the ailing Arab situation, only to build relations with Israel. The price will be at the account of the Palestinians,” he warned, in comments quoted by Lebanon’s National News Agency.
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“This is free normalization with Israel and this will open the doors to other states than Saudi Arabia to follow suit,” added Nasrallah.
Saudi Foreign Minister: It’s time we denounce our hatred toward Israel & begin normalization with the Jewish nation.
By AWD News.com
Speaking on the sidelines of the world assembly of Islamic scholars in Jeddh, Saud bin Faisal Al Saud said that the Middle-East needs peace and co-existence more than ever and Saudi Arabia as a leading Islamic country is ready to make sacrifices in peace negations and encourages President Abbas to follow the same policy.
Saudi FM, Saud bin Faisal Al Saud
Referring to the ongoing war in Gaza strip, the Saudi foreign Minster stressed that Hamas authority is the sole responsible for Palestinian calamity and they must brought before the law. Continue Reading »