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Netanyahu: Saudi Arabia sees Israel as an ally

Press TV – January 23, 2016

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Saudi Arabia now sees Tel Aviv “as an ally rather as an enemy” as he claims “a great shift taking place” in the Arab policy toward the Palestinian issue.

“Saudi Arabia recognizes that Israel is an ally rather than an enemy because of the two principle threats that threaten them, Iran and Daesh,” he told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos Friday.

Both Saudi Arabia and Israel are fiercely opposed to a nuclear accord between Iran and the West which came into force recently. They are worried the agreement could boost Iran’s role in the region.

Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Israel was actively seeking to strengthen ties with Arab powers in the wake of the nuclear deal with Iran.

Daesh ideology is rooted in Wahhabism which is widely promoted by Saudi clerics and tolerated by the kingdom’s rulers. Both Saudi Arabia and Israel support Takfiri groups fighting in Syria. Meanwhile, there is no known case of a Daesh attack on either Saudi or Israeli targets.

Netanyahu also said “there is a great shift taking place” in the Saudi-led policy toward the Palestinian issue, citing Israel’s “relationships” with unknown Arab states.

“By nurturing these relationships that are taking place now with the Arab world, that could actually help us resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and we’re actually working towards that end,” he said.

Netanyahu’s overtures to Saudi Arabia and its allies come in the midst of international outcry after Tel Aviv declared 154 hectares (380 acres) of Palestinian territory in the Jordan Valley as “state lands.”

Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s minister for national infrastructure, energy, and water, returned recently from an energy conference in the UAE, where Tel Aviv recently established a diplomatic mission. Israel’s Channel 2 suggested that the real aim of the trip may have been for the two sides to covertly conduct strategy meetings.

In recent months, Egypt returned its ambassador to Tel Aviv while a group of Jordanian pilots paid a “working visit” to Israel and trained closely with their Israeli counterparts during US-sponsored military exercises.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also recently expressed an interest in easing tensions with Israel after reaching an agreement to restore relations last month. Sudan is also said to be considering normalizing ties with Israel.

January 23, 2016 - Posted by | Corruption, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism | , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. The House of Saud must fall. The Arab street, supportive of Palestinians’ legitimate aspirations and need for justice, must rise. But how?–the Zionists are too clever by half, employing divide and conquer, control and domination schemes at which they excel as no other. Viva Palestine! Palestine Is Still The Issue!

    Meantime, have Zionist lawfare, incessant (criminally psychotic) focus on its bullying quest for total hegemony across the region et al rendered the Saudi Peace Plan of 2002, reaffirmed in the interim, a quaint and useless element of Arab “support” for Palestine? Alas, it seems so. USrael, of course, blew off the SPP from the very onset, knowing that its impact would eventually be diluted, cast aside, consigned to the dustbin of history. The Palestinians, as usual, can’t catch a break.

    Thank you for this post and for AlethoNews. The forum gives me the opportunity for my brand of feeble protest — usually, thankfully, without the omnipresent activity of Zionist trolls avid to set the tone and control the action.

    Comment by roberthstiver | January 23, 2016 | Reply

  2. The Saudi support of Israel has been apparent for years for those with open eyes. Saudi royals have a Jewish bloodline.

    Supposedly the 28 pages which Bush ordered redacted implicate Saudis in 9-11. It also exposes complicity of Jewish-dominated mass media in the cover-up, as the Saudi connections have been apparent all along.

    Exposing 9-11 lies is our best hope for exposing the synagogue of satan. http://911JusticeCampaign.org

    Comment by rediscover911com | January 23, 2016 | Reply

    • Thanks for that link. 9/11 was an “Inside Job”, those three Towers were brought down by “Controlled Demolition”, no question about it. The recent horrific fire in the 63 story hotel in Dubai is a perfect example that a “Full on” fire cannot demolish a modern skyscraper, but a series of “small office fires” is claimed to have totally destroyed and demolished Tower 7. It’s utter bullshit.

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | January 23, 2016 | Reply


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