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Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of manipulating the Israeli public.
Jubeir has rarely appeared in recent months during the unfolding crises, and appears to have been restrained by the Kingdom in responding.
Retired General John Abizaid has advocated close US-Israel ties as well as been outspoken about Iran’s nuclear program and Hezbollah.
Saudi Arabia does not recognize Israel and lifting the 70-year-old airspace ban would reflect what appears to be thawing ties between Israel and the kingdom.
By ARAB NEWS
“I think the Saudis have a great responsibility and role for the holy places of Islam,” Herzog said.
By BEN LYNFIELD
There may be many obstacles to this alliance, but courage, commitment and dogged determination can yet give it wings.
By IRINA TSUKERMAN
President Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel set off protests across the Arab and Muslim world.
"We believe the Trump administration is serious about bringing peace between Israelis and Arabs," said Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir.
"The recognition will have very serious implications and will be provocative to all Muslims' feelings."
Not only does it secure the future of both Israel and the Palestinians, it enables Arab states like Saudi Arabia to work openly with Israel to defeat their joint Iranian enemy.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
Ex-CIA Director Panetta: Israel, Arabs, US could form joint ops center against ISIS, Iran
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Recent events suggest the Muslim kingdom and the Jewish State may be headed for normalization
By IAN MAY/THE MEDIA LINE
Jubeir: "Seventy percent of the settlers who are on the Green Line remain in Israel, and the other 30 percent - you offer them compensation and work out housing, and they can move to Israel."
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