Al Salem received his PhD in economics from Clark University in Worcester, MA, USA, in 2005.Saud Fozan, journalist for AlSharq.net, tweeted in late October, "I am not here to defend the Jews, i.e. the Israelis, but truth be told... show me one Israeli who killed a single Saudi, and in return I can list 1000 Saudis who murdered their own kin with explosive belts by joining Al Qaida and ISIS."
اتوقع،انه اذا عقد سلام مع اسرائيل، وتسهلت الفيزا والدخول والخروج، انها ستصبح المحطة السياحية الاولى للسعوديين.فهي من اجمل بلاد الله خلقة وتطورا.وجمعت بين روح جمال الشرق والغرب والحضارات القديمة والحديثة.ومتى تسالمنا مع اسرائيل،انحرقت ورقة اللعب بها،فالحكومة لن تقبل بالتحريض عليها— حمزة بن محمد السالم (@hamzamalsalem) November 24, 2017
Another Saudi journalist, Mohammed Al Shaikh who writes for al-Jazirah, tweeted, "Yes, Iran is our top enemy, not Israel. My country is being targeted by the Persians. Only a fool and a real jack*ss would think our love for Palestine would come at the expense of our own nation."
لست محاميا لليهود ولكن الحق يقال / اعطوني يهودي واحد قتل سعودي واعطيكم الف سعودي قتل ابناء جلدته بالحزام الناسف من داعش والقاعدة— سعود الفوزان (@saudfozan1) October 23, 2017
The tweets were collected and translated by Al Jazeera journalist Saad Abedine on his own Twitter account.Earlier this month, Secretary General of the Muslim World League Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Kareem al-Issa, a former Saudi justice minister, and Khalid bin Mohammed Al Angari, a former Saudi education minister who currently serves as Riyadh’s ambassador to France, visited a Paris synagogue in a possible nod to Israel. Their visit came amid reports of growing ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, and just a few days after IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot gave an interview to a London-based Saudi newspaper in which he said that Israel would be prepared to share intelligence on Iran with the kingdom. In addition, Likud Minister Yuval Steinitz – a member of the security cabinet – revealed that Israel had covert ties with the Saudis.“We have ties that are indeed partly covert with many Muslim and Arab countries, and usually [we are] the party that is not ashamed,” Steinitz said. “It’s the other side that is interested in keeping the ties quiet. With us, usually, there is no problem, but we respect the other side’s wish, when ties are developing – whether it’s with Saudi Arabia or with other Arab countries or other Muslim countries.” Yaakov Katz contributed to this report.
نعم ومليون نعم إيران الفارسية هي عدونا الاول قبل اسرائيل؛ فبلدي و وجود بلدي وأمنها واستقرارها مستهدف من الفرس، وغبي ومغفل بل وحمار من يعتقد اننا سنقدم حبنا لفلسطين على حبنا لأوطاننا..— محمد آل الشيخ (@alshaikhmhmd) November 26, 2017