Former Saudi general meets with Knesset members in Jerusalem

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July 23, 2016 22:17

Former Saudi general Dr. Anwar Eshki and a group of Saudi businessmen and academics meet Friday in Jerusalem with a delegation led by MKs Ksenia Svetlova (Zionist Union), Omer Bar-Lev (Zionist Union), Esawi Frej (Meretz) and Michal Rozin (Meretz).

Eshki met separately with Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai in an effort to advance the Saudi Initiative, a diplomatic plan that calls for Israel to return to pre-1967 borders in return for recognition from Arab countries.

Svetlova said the meetings were important, because Eshki is close to Saudi King Salman and his son, Mohammad.

Eshki heads the independent think tank Middle East Institute, which is working on plans for the bridge between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The delegation also visited Ramallah and met with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas


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