Saudi king: US should impose solution in Mideast

Saudi king reportedly urges Obama to invest in Palestinian issue, thus solving regional problems.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 7, 2009 18:41
1 minute read.
Saudi king: US should impose solution in Mideast

obama king abdullah saudi best buds. (photo credit: )

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Saudi leader King Abdullah has urged US President Barack Obama to impose a solution on the Middle East conflict if necessary, Saudi newspaper Al Hayat reported on Sunday, quoting what it called informed sources. During Obama's visit to Riyadh last week, the Saudi monarch reportedly told the US leader that Arab patience was wearing thin and that a solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict would serve as the "magic key" to solving all regional issues, such as the Iranian nuclear threat and the rise of Hamas and Hizbullah, Reuters cited the newspaper, which is owned by the king's nephew. "We want from you a serious participation to solve the Palestinian issue and impose the solution if necessary," Abdullah was quoted as telling Obama. The Jerusalem Post could not independently confirm the report. Along with other Arab states, it appears that Saudi Arabia wants the Obama administration to adopt a tougher stance in dealing with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who so far has refused to publicly accept a two-state solution, and has not accepted the US demand to completely freeze construction in Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Saudi Arabia first proposed the Arab peace initiative in 2002, which calls for Israel's complete withdrawal pre-1967 lines, including in east Jerusalem and on the Golan Heights, and a return of Palestinian refugees.

Related Content

July 22, 2018
Israel evacuates hundreds of Syrian White Helmets in humanitarian effort

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN