Saudi Arabia sentences 69 Hamas members to prison for up to 21 years

August 10, 2021 by  
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A Saudi court sentenced 69 Palestinians and Jordanians to as much as 21 years in prison on Sunday. Read more

Gulf states reach deal to end blockade against Qatar

January 5, 2021 by  
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The Gulf states have reached an agreement to end the three-year-old boycott of Qatar, announced Kuwait’s foreign minister on Monday. Read more

Should we care if Biden cools off relations with Saudis?

November 12, 2020 by  
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It’s the greatest of ironies. It wasn’t that long ago that Saudi Arabia was thought of as an implacable enemy of Israel and the Jewish people. Read more

Pompeo calls on Saudi Arabia to normalize ties with Israel

October 16, 2020 by  
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to normalize ties with Israel. Read more

FIDE cancels chess contest in Riyadh after legal action

December 4, 2018 by  
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The international chess governing body—the Fédération lnternationale des Échecs (FIDE)—has agreed to strip Saudi Arabia from the right to host a forthcoming chess tournament after a lawyers’ letter was sent by two Israeli nationals. Read more

Trump administration reportedly ramping up Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

August 5, 2018 by  
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The Trump administration is reportedly ramping up preparations for the unveiling of an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, although a timetable for its release remains unclear. Read more

Trump should reject PLO and UN propaganda on East Jerusalem

August 2, 2018 by  
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President Trump’s as-yet unannounced “ultimate deal”  to resolve the Arab-Jewish conflict has received a setback following Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reassuring Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that Saudi Arabia would oppose any Trump peace plan that did not accept the PLO stance on East Jerusalem becoming the capital of an independent Palestinian Arab state. Read more

Shake-up in Lebanon underscores Hezbollah’s ‘domination’ of Israel’s neighbour

November 8, 2017 by  
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s sudden resignation last weekend underscores the rising power of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group in Israel’s northern neighbor, political leaders and Mideast experts said….writes Aden Abrams/ Read more

Thomas Friedman lied about the Saudis

March 14, 2017 by  
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For the past 15 years, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has been promoting the so-called “Saudi Initiative,” a plan which he says proves that Saudi Arabia sincerely wants peace with Israel. But this week, a senior Palestinian leader revealed that at the very moment the Saudis were launching that plan, they were financing a major wave of terrorism against Israel…Stephen M. Flatow/ Read more

After king’s death, status quo expected for Saudi relations with Iran and Israel

January 27, 2015 by  
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The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah on Thursday shouldn’t change how the Gulf nation treats its relations with Iran and Israel, experts say. Read more

United Nations: The Farce Continues…writes Michael Kuttner

October 25, 2013 by  
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Just when you thought that this world body couldn’t sink any lower they amaze us all and prove everyone wrong. Read more