The foreign minister of Saudi Arabia said on Sunday, February 19, that 2017 “will be a year” in which “progress can be made in the Arab-Israeli conflict.”
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said nuclear proliferation, including in Saudi Arabia, may be inevitable. Speaking Tuesday on CNN, Trump said he opposed nuclear weapons proliferation, but it may be inevitable, in part because of the nuclear deal reached last year between Iran and six major powers led by the United States….
New York Rabbi Marc Schneier two weeks ago met with Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in the country’s capital city of Manama. A day earlier, the Gulf Cooperation Council, a six-state body composed of Bahrain and its neighbors, had adopted a Bahraini-sponsored resolution declaring Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group committed to Israel’s destruction, a terrorist organization.
Hope that the nuclear deal would tamp down tensions in the region and enhance stability is quickly evaporating, Ron Kampeas writes.
Attorney Jerry Goldman has met with 9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui, who accuses Saudi Arabia of backing al Qaeda. Could the ‘20th hijacker’ provide a break in a long-stalled civil case?
King Abdullah leaves behind an outsized legacy. J.J. Goldberg asks if his successors will manage to maintain his cautious path of reform and dialog with Jews.
The foreign ministers of the Arab League agreed to cooperate on an international and regional level to combat the Islamic State, or ISIS.
America is reportedly stepping up its commitment to the Syrian rebels with new injections of money, upgraded weapons and intelligence coordination, according to several respected Arab news sources, the Abu Dhabi-based The National and the Jordanian-based Ammon News.
A German soccer team withdrew from a sponsorship agreement with Saudi Arabia’s national airline because it refuses to ticket Israeli citizens.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah keeps, “treasures” and sometimes shows off a dagger given by Adolf Hitler himself to a visiting Saudi delegation in 1939.