COLLUSION, SHARING INTELLIGENCE ABOUT THEIR MUTUAL ENEMY, IRAN, HAS SEEN THE TWO NATIONS BECOME EVEN STRANGER 'BEDFELLOWS' THAN EGYPT AND ISRAEL.
FROM ALARABY, SEPT. 9, 2017:
Saudi prince in 'secret meeting' with Israeli officials
FROM OCTOBER, 2017, SAME SOURCE AS ABOVE:
Cozying up to Israel: A short-sighted Arab betrayal of Palestinians
A stab in the back for Palestinians.
FROM 'TIMES OF ISRAEL',
In very rare public meet, Israeli, Saudi officials name Iran as common foe.
JUST AS SAUDI ARABIA IS USING THE U.S. TO DESTROY YEMEN, HOUSE OF SAUD IS ATTEMPTING TO USE ISRAEL TO ATTACK LEBANON.
Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on November 10 that he had "information that Saudi Arabia has asked Israel to strike Lebanon".
THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS (CFR), IN THEIR WEB OFFERING CALLED 'PRESSURE POINTS', NOTED:
"This past week the Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Force gave an interview to a Saudi news site, Elaph, and said Israel would be ready to share intelligence about Iran with Saudi Arabia.
"We're willing to exchange information with the moderate Arab nations, including intelligence, in order to deal with Iran. We're willing to share information if the need arises. There are many shared interests between us and Saudi Arabia,” said Gen. Gadi Eizenkot.
Elaph has been open to Israeli officials for several years, including interviews with generals, foreign ministry officials, and cabinet members. Still, no chief of staff of the army had ever spoken to them—and thus directly addressed Saudi readers.
This event is a step forward in Israeli/Saudi relations, and the public discussion of intelligence sharing (which may be taking place in secret) is also an important step. The tone of Saudi official comments on Israel has certainly changed. Once upon a time Israel was the “Zionist entity” whose name was not even spoken. Now, the Saudi news station Al Arabiya handles Israel straightforwardly: for example, on November 15 it carried a Reuters story about Israel’s offer of help to earthquake victims in Iran."
"A STEP FORWARD"?
DEPENDS ON WHOM YOU ASK, RIGHT?
IT'S A BIG ENOUGH LEAP THAT THE OLD COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS HAMMERED OUT AN EVEN 'BIGGER' ANNOUNCEMENT, A 'REAL SHOCKER':
TOP SAUDI OFFICIALS ATTEND SYNAGOGUE IN PARIS
November 23, 2017
by Elliott Abrams
There have been many signs that Saudi official attitudes toward Israel are changing, and today brought one of the strongest. As a headline in the Jerusalem Post put it, "In Possible Nod to Israel, Two Top Saudi Officials Visit Paris Synagogue." The article continues:
In a historic first and possible nod to Israel, two top officials from Saudi Arabia – both former government ministers – visited a synagogue in Paris this week, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
The officials were Secretary General of the Muslim World League Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Kareem al-Issa, a former Saudi justice minister, and Khalid bin Mohammed Al Angari, a former Saudi education minister who currently serves as Riyadh’s ambassador to France.
Needless to say, neither man would conceivably have made this visit without official approval from Riyadh.
HOW MANY IN BOTH ISRAEL AND SAUDI ARABIA SEE THIS TURN OF EVENTS AS AN 'ABOMINATION'?
WELL, IRAN SEES IT AS SUCH.
TAKE THIS HEADLINE, FOR EXAMPLE:
Iran: 'Shameful' Saudi Arabia begged Israel to bomb Lebanon
WHEREIN IRANIAN PRESIDENT ROUHANI CONCURS WITH LEBANON THAT HOUSE OF SAUD 'HUMBLED THEMSELVES TO ISRAEL' TO GET HELP STRIKING HEZBOLLAH INSIDE LEBANON.
Iran Lambasts Saudi Arabia for Asking Israel to Attack Lebanon
Nov 15, 2017 - “It is very embarrassing and shameful that a Muslim country in the region asks the Zionist regime of Israel and begs it to bomb the Lebanese people,” he added. “
"The problem here is that the Saudis are right now getting the military and intelligence cooperation they appear to want from Israel—IN SECRET.
Public collaboration with Israel or concessions to it would be politically dangerous for the Saudi government, at a moment when, to say the very least, its plate is full.
The last thing it would appear to need is more political controversy stirring up internal criticism and opposition.
So the cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia will likely continue, and deepen, and signs of it will emerge from time to time—signs like the Eizenkot interview in Elaph.
A great leap forward such as the groundbreaking Sadat visit to Jerusalem is highly unlikely, as are most public displays of official contacts. Elaph, after all, is a private news site; no Israeli officials have been interviewed by Al Arabiya. And flights from Israel to Asia continue to take long routes that must skirt Saudi air space.
The Trump administration was counting on Saudi and pan-Arab desire to help the Palestinians and help the “peace process” to overcome Arab desires to avoid political danger, but that was an over-estimation of the degree of Arab official concern about the Palestinians. Arab regimes do care about the Palestinians, but they care about themselves and their own political health far more."
AND FROM THE CFR ARTICLE OF THE 23rd:
"The late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia started a center on interfaith dialogue, announcing it at a United Nations session on religious tolerance in November 2008 that he and President Bush attended. This gives the current Saudi king and crown prince something to build on (and hide behind).
Given the growth of anti-Semitism in Europe and globally in recent years, having the Saudis publicly demonstrate respect for Judaism is a helpful and useful step--for Israel and for Jews. Let's hope it is followed by more.
If the Saudi ambassador to France can visit a synagogue, can the Saudi ambassador to Washington--who happens to be the King's son?
Can the head of the World Muslim League issue a strong and clear denunciation of anti-Semitism and all religious hatred?
Can the Saudis cleanse their textbooks of anti-Semitic material?
Such steps seemed ridiculous not so long ago, but these are questions that may seriously be asked today--with at least some hope that in future years the answer might be yes."
WELL, AFTER ALL, ISRAEL AND EGYPT FOUND A COMMON 'THORN IN THE FLESH'...GAZA.
AGAINST ALL ODDS, EGYPT BEGAN TO SIDE WITH ISRAEL, CLOSED ITS ONE BORDER CROSSING WITH GAZA MANY TIMES, AND AGAIN 4 DAYS AGO , RECENTLY BLEW UP MORE TUNNELS DUG BY HAMAS FROM EGYPT TO GAZA, RAZED GAZAN HOMES TO EXPAND THE WALL BETWEEN GAZA AND EGYPT, ETC, AS I HAVE DOCUMENTED HERE IN OTHER ARTICLES, AND AS CAN BE FOUND BY ANYONE WISHING TO FIND SUCH THINGS WITH A SIMPLE ONLINE SEARCH.
EGYPT WANTS NO PART OF HAMAS OR GAZANS.
SAME GOES FOR JORDAN, LEBANON, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, SAUDI ARABIA, SYRIA, IRAN AND IRAQ.
ALL ISOLATE 'REFUGEE' GAZANS IN WALLED CAMPS AND ALLOW VERY FEW INTO THEIR NATIONS.
THERE MUST BE A GOOD REASON FOR THAT, YES?
WHAT IS IT?
AND HASN'T SAUDI ARABIA BEEN OFTEN ACCUSED OF IGNORING THE "PLIGHT" OF POOR HAMAS, FATAH, AND REFUSING TO HELP "FELLOW MUSLIMS"?
HAS ANYONE CONSIDERED WHY ALL OTHER MUSLIM NATIONS DESPISE HAMAS, WON'T ALLOW CITIZENSHIP FOR GAZANS (aka, "palestinians")?
HAS ANYONE TALLIED THE KILLINGS OF MUSLIMS BY OTHER MUSLIMS IN THAT AREA OF THE WORLD AND COMPARED THAT TO THE DEATH TOLL FROM MUSLIM VERSUS ISRAEL BATTLES?
ONE ARTICLE BY THE HUFFINGTON POST OFFERED THE FOLLOWING:
"Jewish-Arab conflicts have killed far fewer people than Muslim-Muslim conflicts. For example the civil war in Syria these days, or the Iraq-Iran war, or the Lebanese civil war
or many other Muslim against Muslim conflicts that have been far more lethal than Israel’s conflicts. Just looking at the casualty lists of these wars I estimate for every Muslim killed by a Jew there are 100 Muslims killed by other Muslims. And there are many more Muslims killed by US and EU armies than by Israel as well."
I THINK THAT IS A VERY LOW ESTIMATE.
CONSIDER JUST BOKO HARAM IN JUST A FEW YEARS IN AFRICA:
Since 2009, Boko Haram has waged an insurgency in northeast Nigeria in its attempt to create an "Islamic state" in the region, killing more than 20,000 and forcing around 2 million people to flee their homes. [W]hether Boko Haram, Isis or Taliban – [they] claim that they want to create an "Islamic State".....
WELL, IN AN ISLAMIC STATE ALL ARE ISLAMIC, NO EXCEPTIONS ALLOWED, UNLIKE IN NON-SLAMIC NATIONS OF EARTH WHERE ALL RELIGIONS CAN COEXIST.
NO NON-ISLAMIC RELIGION FORCES OTHERS TO CONVERT...NOT JUDAISM, NOT CHRISTIANITY, NOT HINDU, NOT ANY OTHER RELIGION ON EARTH FORCES SUBMISSION, ONLY ISLAM MANDATES ALL OF EARTH MUST SUBMIT.
NO OTHER RELIGION ON EARTH SETS DEATH AS PUNISHMENT FOR LEAVING THAT RELIGION, ONLY ISLAM.
MAYBE SAUDI ARABIA IS GOING TO CHANGE ISLAM?
DOES THE SOON-TO-BE NEW KING INTEND TO ALLOW JEWS TO LIVE?
THAT WOULD BE NEW THINKING, ALLOWING JEWS TO LIVE, NOT WIPE THEM OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH AS OTHER MUSLIM NATIONS SCREAM FOR, RIGHT?
SAUDI ARABIA, LIKE EGYPT, WILL COME UNDER ATTACK FROM OTHER MUSLIM NATIONS FOR CONSORTING WITH THE 'DEVIL', ISRAEL, AND WITH THE U.S., WHICH HAS BEEN CALLED THE "GREAT SATAN" FOR HOW LONG?
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, YES?