Bin Salman: Saudi Arabia's nod to Israel that can change relations in the Middle East!


WIKI. "If you can't beat them, join them," says the popular saying. And this phrase can be applied to the complex scenario of the Middle East, a turbulent region for decades in which alliances have changed considerably over the years and yesterday was a rival, today can be your lifeline.

The best example is that of Israel, which after many years of war with the Arab countries finally achieved peace and recognition of Egypt in 1979.

Since then, it has been gaining strength to the point that even Saudi Arabia (a country that has never recognized) begins to reach out his hand. The bridge in common is the enemy they share: Iran.

It has been the crown prince, Mohamed bin Salman, 32 years old and who has jumped all the headlines in recent months with his alleged reform projects (more freedom for women, fight against corruption ...), which has verbalized this possible alliance that seemed unfeasible until not too long ago.
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In an interview with the Atlantic, he recognized "the right" of Israelis to "have their own land." "I believe that every person in any part has the right to live in peace their nation. I believe that the Palestinians and Israelis have the right to have their own land. But we have to reach a peace agreement to ensure stability for all and to have normal relations, " he said.

This comparison between Israelis and Palestinians is something new among the Saudi leaders, who have always supported the latter in the vindication of land rights.

But the struggle that Saudi Arabia maintains with Iran for exerting its influence in the Arab world is more important to them (they are confronted in conflicts such as in Yemen or Syria) and that is why it is beginning to woo a country that was traditionally seen as an enemy.

Statements that have generated a deep controversy in the Arab world and that have forced King Salman himself to be forced to show his commitment to the creation of a Palestinian state, stressing "the firm position of the kingdom in the Palestinian cause."

Despite this rectification, the truth is that relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia are advancing despite their scarce similarities (hatred of Iran or being both allies of the United States) and a fine line of collaboration that can have immediate results.

In fact they already share intelligence, as different media have published in the past and different leaders from both countries have given interviews to Saudi and Israeli media.

In the same interview in The Atlantic, Bin Salman made clear the priorities of his country and attacked Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei from the one he said "makes Hitler look good," since he is "diabolical and believes he owns the world."