Arab Israeli Conflict
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"Our hearts are with you. May Allah protect Israel and its people," wrote Abd Al-Hamid Al-Hakim, former director of the Middle East Center for Strategic and Legal Studies in Jeddah.
Jubeir has rarely appeared in recent months during the unfolding crises, and appears to have been restrained by the Kingdom in responding.
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani joins an increasing number of Middle Eastern leaders expressing support for Israel's right to exist.
The 'Post' has learned that Saudi Arabia blocked access to the website Arab48 after it published articles that said the Saudis intended to normalize relations with the Jewish state.
By BEN LYNFIELD
"He’s the architect of a series of steps bringing Saudi Arabia to be of one mind with Israel."
Some of these groups are ethnic or religious based and have opposed the regime for decades.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Iranian authorities have criticized a rising alliance between Washington and Riyadh against Tehran.
For Israel, the role of Qatar supporting Hamas has always been a thorn in the side.
The US arms deal with Saudi Arabia is part of an effort to combat Tehran’s expansionism and does not pose a threat to Israel.
By ILAN EVYATAR
"Saudi Arabia is a hostile country and we must ensure that Israel’s qualitative military edge is preserved."
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Israel would be expected to freeze settlement construction as part of steps toward normalizing ties.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Commentators, government officials and the media, especially those from the West, like neat, clean stories of alliances. This is a historical bias.
Israeli leaders have hinted at improving ties with the Saudis and their Gulf neighbors, but the Saudis may be no less devious or subversive than their Iranian rivals.
By JACKIE HOGI
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