Hussein Shobakshi wrote in Al-Sharq Al-Awsat that antisemitism in the Arab world "has reached a degree that cannot be ignored."
Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of manipulating the Israeli public.
Even with the end of the driving ban, Saudi Arabia remains one of the most restrictive countries for women.
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani joins an increasing number of Middle Eastern leaders expressing support for Israel's right to exist.
Saudi Arabia does not recognize Israel and the usage of its airspace for the route could reflect a thawing of ties between Israel and the Gulf Arab state, both close US allies.
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.
“It’s a popular intifada, it’s a rising against the Khamenei occupation.”
There may be many obstacles to this alliance, but courage, commitment and dogged determination can yet give it wings.
Israel has found in the past that its apparently warm relations can quickly turn sour.
"The recognition will have very serious implications and will be provocative to all Muslims' feelings."