Times Change: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says Israel Has a Right to Exist


This is a giant indicator of the degree to which bin Salman has consolidated power in Saudi Arabia. It also indicates the degree to which Saudi Arabia sees Iran as a threat.

(From The Washington Free Beacon)

Salman said the Jewish state had the right to exist in an interview with the Atlantic, and the magazine reports that American peace negotiator Dennis Ross considers this is a first for any Arab leader. While some have recognized Israel’s existence, none have apparently said the Jewish people have a right to a peaceful nation.

“I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation,” Salman said. “I believe the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land. But we have to have a peace agreement to assure the stability for everyone and to have normal relations.”