Saudi prince: Israel is entitled to land
riyad - The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman believes that Israelis have the right to live peacefully in their own country. The crown prince said in an interview with the American magazine The Atlantic.
Saudi Arabia does not recognize the state of Israel. For years the kingdom demands that the Israelis withdraw from the Arab territories that were conquered in 1967. But according to observers, the Islamic kingdom is ready to normalize the relationship.
'I believe that the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to their own country,' said the crown prince. To guarantee stability, a peace agreement is needed.
Moderate Arab leaders have spoken more often about the existence of the state of Israel. But the recognition of a right to land in the area where their Jewish ancestors lived was a step too far for the leaders, said former peace negotiator Dennis Ross against The Atlantic.
The increasing tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran raises the suspicion that Riyadh wants to cooperate with Israel against the common enemy Iran. In the interview, the crown prince called the leader of Iran 'the Hitler of the Middle East. '
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