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Arab Media REPORT: US ‘Peace Plan’ deemed unacceptable by the Palestinians

Saudi newspaper headquartered in London quoted the Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister complaining how the U.S. plan tilts toward Israel, how it’s unacceptable to the Palestinians since it divides Jerusalem, won’t allow Palestinian refugees ‘right of return’ nor will Israel dismantle Jewish settlement blocks.



Two days after EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini [photographed below] warned the US against taking false steps on the peace process, the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat report Wednesday that the plan Washington is hammering out calls for a demilitarized Palestinian state with limited sovereignty and borders that do not match the 1967 lines. Continue Reading »

Saudi Columnist Admits Trump’s Recognition of Israel’s Claims to Jerusalem Was Just

Leading Saudi intellectual calls on Arab world to abandon its political propaganda:
“Arab mentality must free itself from the heritage of Gamal Abdel Nasser and political Islam of both the Sunni and Shia sects, which has instilled for purely political interests the culture of hating Jews and denying their historic right in the region.”

By Israel Today Staff


While much of the Arab world predictably reacted with outrage to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a number of leading Arab intellectuals took a very different position.

Among them was Abdulhameed Hakeem, head of the Middle East Center for Strategic and Legal Studies in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Continue Reading »

Saudi Daily Columnist Publicizes Admiration of Israeli Justice System

According to a senior Saudi writer, Al-Harbash, “When a citizen sees one of the most senior figures [from his country] brought to jail, he can wave his finger at the world and say, ‘We have justice here!'” This gives Israel its status as an “honorable” nation, despite accusations of injustice from the Arab world.



A senior columnist for the Saudi daily Al-Jazirah (not to be confused with Al Jazeera) praised Israel’s justice system in his column last month. Dr. Jasser Al-Harbash’s article, translated from Arabic by The Middle East Media Research Institute, stated that the justice system is the “secret of the Zionist entity’s advantage over his neighbors.” Continue Reading »

Saudi paper tells Abbas to accept Netanyahu’s invitation to address Knesset

The editorial in a Saudi English-language paper reflect recent signs that the local media is softening its position on Israel, a strategy change that has been linked to several contacts between the two countries. – ‘Baby steps’



Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas should accept Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s invitation and address Israel’s Knesset, a Saudi newspaper argued in it’s editorial on Monday.
Abbas and Netanyahu

The English-language Saudi Gazette said that Netanyahu’s invitation, issued during his speech to the UN General Assembly last week, was reminiscent of former prime minister Menachem Begin’s invitation to former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, which eventually led to the 1978 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. Continue Reading »