Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani joins an increasing number of Middle Eastern leaders expressing support for Israel's right to exist.
"The recognition will have very serious implications and will be provocative to all Muslims' feelings."
Recent events suggest the Muslim kingdom and the Jewish State may be headed for normalization
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."
Some Saudis regret all the years their country boycotted Israel on behalf of the Palestinians who “don't appreciate Saudi efforts and help.”
Other Saudi thought leaders spoke up about the true enemy of their state.
The Saudi crown prince’s reformist ambitions bring to mind the precedents of post-Shogun Japan, post-Ottoman Turkey and post-Mao China – with a few exceptions, some potentially fateful.
Will Moscow heed Israel and Saudi Arabia’s concerns about Iran in the region?
While one might be tempted to think that the king has undergone a spiritual conversion to Zionism, in fact the Bahraini posture cannot be detached from realpolitik considerations.
As expected, news of the visit was not warmly welcomed by the Arab public.