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2017-07-03 05:29:04

An untold story: How Israel influenced Kingdom to appoint Muhammad bin Salman?

 

Although the Kingdom has never formally recognised Israel, the pretense of enmity fails in the face of overwhelming evidence of political, military, and economic cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

 

 

 Even when officials from both states are publicly exchanging heated words, it takes little skill to notice that the political goals of Saudi Arabia and Israel are nearly always aligned.

 

 

In 2013, the Times of London reported an alleged agreement between Saudi Arabia and Israel, allowing the latter to use the Kingdom’s air bases for a potential air raid on Iran. According to an earlier report, Saudi Arabia had readjusted its missile defense systems to allow Israeli jets to pass through Saudi airspace unharmed.

 

In 2014, at an event at the Council of Foreign Relations in Washington, representatives of both countries revealed that they’d been secretly conducting meetings over Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

 

 

According to leaked US diplomatic cable, Saudi Arabia also urged the United States to “cut off the head of the snake” by launching a military strike against Iran.

 

Although Saudi Arabia denies this alliance, it’s certainly not implausible when one regards the maxim that the enemy of one’s enemy is one’s friend. Iran has long been the common enemy of Saudi Arabia and Israel, while Israel and Saudi Arabia share a common ally and benefactor – the United States. Nearly every element of the current geopolitical atmosphere begs cooperation between KSA and Israel.

 

 

Although Israel and Saudi Arabia have always shared lucrative business ties through unofficial or secret means, the appointment of Mohammed bin Salman as the new crown prince is good news for further Saudi-Israeli economic and military relations.

 

 Israel’s intelligence minister, Yisrael Katz, has cordially invited the Saudi King and the new Crown Prince to Tel Aviv, to discuss their shared interests. According to The Times, the two countries are already in talks to establish stronger economic ties.

 

Either tacitly or explicitly, Saudi Arabia and Israel have cooperated enough times to make any guise of hostility pointlessly transparent. The only surprise is how Saudi Arabia has been able to feign its concern for Palestinians in the midst of the partnership with their oppressors, while also earning the respect of staunchly anti-Israeli states like Pakistan.

 

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