The Israelis and the Saudis have a bizarre relationship. Now it gets even weirder.
This morning one of Israel’s largest international news broadcasters broke an explosive yet not entirely surprising story that Israel would take the unprecedented step of sharing intelligence with Saudi Arabia as both countries continue to ramp up efforts to curb what they perceive as Iranian expansion in the region…
…And this week, another leaked document emerged, first obtained by Lebanon’s Al-Akhbar news, which reveals, according to regional media, “concessions to Israel that are certain to prove controversial in Palestine and the Arab world if true, including Saudi encouragement of the Palestinians to cede the right of return of their refugees, in return for a peace deal with Israel and closer cooperation with Tel Aviv against Iran and Hizballah.”
The ‘secret’ document is reportedly from the Saudi foreign ministry and provides further proof that Israel and Saudi Arabia – who for decades have been long time public bitter enemies – are increasingly cementing and formalizing their relationship while talking war with Iran and Hezbollah.