Despite the Kingdom’s need to receive entry visas from Israel for the team members, the Saudi national football team is scheduled to play against the PA team in Samaria on October 15.
Saudi Arabia’s national soccer team will play against the Palestinian Authority’s team in Samaria on October 15, the kingdom’s sports authority said Friday.
The game, due to take place in the city of Ramallah, would mark a change in policy for the Gulf state, which has previously played matches against the Palestinian Authority team in third countries.
“At the request of the brothers in the Palestinian federation, the Saudi Football Federation has agreed to play the team’s first match in the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup against Palestine… on October 15… in Ramallah,” the Saudi Sports Authority said on Twitter. Continue Reading »
In the viral video, a Saudi blogger slams the Palestinian Authority saying, “You’re a bunch of dogs, rabid dogs, who only bark at those that feed them. You’ve turned your [political] issues into a source of income. You’ve turned our shared religion [Islam] into a way of making money.”
By Arutz Sheva Staff
While the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is still nominally allied with the Palestinian Authority, a long-time client of the oil-rich custodian of Islam’s holiest cities, recent reports suggest ties between the two have been cooling in recent years.
Covert cooperation with Israel against the common foe of Iran, along with the support of some Palestinian Arab factions of the Tehran regime, have encouraged the Saudi leadership to push the PA to accept a negotiated peace with Israel, even on terms less favorable than previous offers. Continue Reading »
– Saudi FM, “It will be possible to renew negotiations despite the current crisis…” – King Abdullah II of Jordan, “Renewing the negotiations is dependent on goodwill expressed by both parties.”
By GIDEON KOUTS / MAARIV
Arab leaders in Davos expressed optimism Wednesday about the possibility of renewing Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, despite controversy over the recent US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
King Abdullah II of Jordan – Photo: World Economic Forum/Wikimedia
King Abdullah II of Jordan told Maariv during the Davos conference that, following US President Donald Trump’s announcement and intention to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, he would rather see the glass half full and focus on relations with Israel and how these ties can promote peace. 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 »
Sources in Saudi Arabia say Abbas was summoned to fly with haste to meet with Saudi King & Crown Prince on Sunday to agree to Trump’s peace deal that’s supported by the Palestinian’s greatest benefactors, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt.
By Mohammad Al-Kassim
The Trump administration’s plan to revive the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks involves convincing Israel to impose a new settlement-building freeze and generous financial aid from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a source with direct knowledge of a meeting between Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday. Continue Reading »
The official reason for the Saudis end to financial aid is unknown, yet speculation is rife as Abbas has ignored suggestions of normalization with Israel, candidates for his replacement, and the distance he’s taken with the ‘Arab Quartet.’
In the last six months Saudi Arabia has discontinued financial aid for the Palestinian Authority, the Times of Israel website reported on Tuesday citing senior Ramallah officials.
According to the report, no reason was given for the withholding of the monthly payment of $20 million; however, a discord between Saudis and Palestinians may be linked to the widely reported rapprochement between the Gulf kingdom and Israel. Continue Reading »
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