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Saudi Crown Prince Gives Condition For Relations With Israel

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Riyadh and Tel Aviv have many areas where they could potentially cooperate, including the issue of counteracting Iran as a common enemy, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Friday.

Salman also said diplomatic relations cannot be established until the Palestinian issue is resolved,

“Well, it seems that [Saudi Arabia and Israel] have a common enemy, and it seems that we have a lot of potential
areas to have economic cooperation.

“And we cannot have a relation with Israel before solving the peace issue, the Palestinians, because both of
them they have the right to live and coexist,” the crown prince told Time magazine.

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The crown prince added that Saudi Arabia would try to support a solution for peace, and when the Palestinian
issue was resolved, Riyadh and Tel Aviv would establish diplomatic relations the “next day.”

Israel and Palestine are locked in a decades-long dispute over borders and sovereignty.

In 1948, after the UK’s mandate over Palestine ended, the Israelis announced the creation of their state on the
disputed territories.

As a result of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, initiated by neighboring Arab states, Israel managed to seize territories initially intended for the Palestinians in accordance with a UN General Assembly resolution.

Saudi Arabia does not have diplomatic relations with Israel, but the two countries are reportedly involved in
regular unofficial contacts on the political, military and economic levels.

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