Religion and politics in the feud between Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Are the strained relations between Qatar, Iran and Turkey on one side and the Saudis, Bahrain, the Emirates and Egypt on the other leading to head-on war?Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 2/12/2018, 12:04 PM

We didn't say flights to Israel could use our airspace

Saudi Arabia denies reports of permission to use airspace for travel to Israel.JTA, 2/7/2018, 10:18 PM

'The Palestinians can go to hell, they betrayed the Arab world'

Saudi blogger slams Palestinian Authority in viral video, calling PA 'ungrateful dogs'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2018, 12:22 PM

Saudi prince suspected of corruption released

Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal released after nearly three months in detention in connection with massive corruption probe.Elad Benari, 1/28/2018, 6:36 AM

Saudi-based Muslim body rejects Holocaust denial

Leader of Muslim World League says history is impartial, Holocaust denial is a crime.JTA, 1/27/2018, 11:48 PM

Arab leaders: Negotiations possible, 'despite J'lem declaration'

Jordanian, Saudi leaders express 'optimism' at renewal of peace negotiations. 'Negotiations depend on the goodwill of the sides.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/24/2018, 10:32 PM

TSA orders Middle East countries to inspect air cargo

TSA orders airports in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE to carefully inspect U.S.-bound air cargo.Ben Ariel, 1/23/2018, 5:13 AM

Saudi Arabia to allow Israel flyover rights?

In India, Netanyahu hints of possibility that Israel-India flights will fly over Saudi Arabia. 'We want direct flights to India.'Tzvi Lev, 1/18/2018, 1:06 PM

Khamenei: Saudis committing 'treason' against Muslims

Iran’s Supreme Leader accuses Saudi rulers of committing treason by aligning themselves with the United States and Israel.Elad Benari, 1/17/2018, 2:05 AM

Air India could fly to Israel - through Saudi Arabia?

Israel and India reportedly discussing the possibility that Air India could fly over Saudi Arabia on its way to Israel and back.Elad Benari, 1/16/2018, 4:37 AM

Iranian-backed rebels targeting Red Sea

Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen threatening to prevent international boats from passing through the Red Sea.Dalit Halevi, 1/11/2018, 5:07 AM

'What would Yitzhak Herzog's grandfather think?'

Jewish Home MK slams Opposition leader Herzog's willingness to hand responsibility for Temple Mount to Saudi Arabia.Hezki Baruch, 1/9/2018, 4:34 PM

Herzog offers Saudis 'special role' on Temple Mount

Zionist Union MK Herzog says Israelis ready for peace, suggests offering Saudi Arabia central role in deciding Temple Mount's future.Hezki Baruch, 1/9/2018, 2:30 PM

Report: Saudi Arabia working with Israel against Iran

Swiss newspaper reports Israel, Saudi Arabia, working together to prevent Iran's expansion in the Middle East.Nitzan Keidar, 1/8/2018, 11:38 AM

Egyptian officer: Ramallah can be Palestinian state's capital

NY Times reports Egyptian intelligence officer encouraged talk shows to support US Pres. Trump's recognition of Jerusalem.Chana Roberts, 1/6/2018, 7:46 PM

Norwegian chess champion criticizes Saudi Arabia

Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen: Saudi Arabia shouldn't be allowed to host World Championship unless Israelis can attend.Elad Benari, 12/31/2017, 6:29 AM

World Chess Federation called to act against Saudi Arabia

English Chess Federation says Saudi Arabia should be stripped of hosting world championship over discrimination against Israelis.Elad Benari, 12/27/2017, 6:37 AM

Israel urges World Chess Federation to act against Saudi Arabia

Report: Israel Chess Federation asks that Saudi Arabia be denied the right to host world championship after denying Israelis entry.Elad Benari, 12/26/2017, 3:44 AM

Saudi Arabia bars Israeli chess champions from competition

Saudi Arabia refuses to allow Israeli chess players to compete at the international chess championship.Tzvi Lev, 12/24/2017, 4:50 PM

The case for supporting Riyadh's new young leader

His actions are dictatorial, but he is cleaning up corruption, working against Iran, modernizing the economy and fighting extremist clerics. Dr. Ted Gover, 12/21/2017, 12:40 AM

Saudi King supports eastern J'lem as Palestinian state capital

During talks today in Riyadh, Saudi leader assures PA chairman he supports eastern J'lem as capital of future Palestinian state.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2017, 6:47 PM

'Arabs must acknowledge Jerusalem is holy to Jews'

Saudi researcher Abdelhameed Hakeem urges Arabs to learn from past mistakes and not miss another opportunity to achieve peace.Elad Benari, 12/19/2017, 5:16 AM

Palestinian Arab billionaire arrested in Saudi Arabia

Arab Bank Chairman held in Riyadh. Arab political sources cite attempt to ease pressure on Trump following declaration on Jerusalem.Mordechai Sones, 12/17/2017, 12:13 PM

Houthis: U.S. diverting attention from Jerusalem recognition

Yemen’s Houthi rebels dismiss accusations that Iran supplied them with missile fired at Saudi Arabia.Elad Benari, 12/15/2017, 5:35 AM

Saudi Arabia: Trump serious about Israel-PA peace

Saudi foreign minister: U.S. serious about peace deal between Israelis and Palestinian Arabs, but plan is still being put together.Elad Benari, 12/15/2017, 4:38 AM

Haley presents proof Iran supplied missile to Houthis

U.S. ambassador to the UN presents evidence that a ballistic missile fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen was Iranian-made.Ben Ariel, 12/15/2017, 2:04 AM

Intelligence Minister invites Saudi leadership to Israel

Minister calls for cooperation on regional peace plan, says Saudis should take role in negotiations with PA. 'PA can't make decisions.'Tal Polon, 12/13/2017, 5:07 PM

Jordan: Judaizing Jerusalem will bring violence and extremism

Jordanian, Saudi kings reiterate 'Palestinian right' to establish Jerusalem as capital of future 'Palestinian' state.AFP, Chana Roberts, 12/13/2017, 2:16 PM

Saudi Arabia to open first movie theaters next year

For the first time in 35 years, Saudi Arabia allows cinemas to operate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2017, 12:53 PM

Saudi Arabia blasts 'irresponsible' Trump

Saudi Arabia says Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital was "unjustified and irresponsible".Elad Benari, 12/7/2017, 6:34 AM

Saudi Arabia: Recognizing Jerusalem would hurt peace process

Saudi Ambassador to Washington warns Trump administration against recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel.Elad Benari, 12/5/2017, 5:08 AM

Report: Saudi peace plan favors Israel

Reports say Saudi Arabia offered Palestinian Authority noncontiguous state with limited sovereignty, gave PA Chairman two months to accept.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2017, 10:27 AM

Does Israel really want this Xmas present?

Trump does not worry me. Jerusalem is the right place and Trump’s heart is in the right place. His advisors, still in 2-state solution mode, are the worry. Jack Engelhard, 12/4/2017, 5:43 AM

Report: Saudi Arabia to abandon PA in favor of Israel

Former top Netanyahu adviser says Saudi Arabia willing to abandon PA in order to seal a deal with Israel against Iran.Tzvi Lev, 12/3/2017, 6:59 PM

Saudi FM: Lebanon can only flourish if Hezbollah disarms

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister accuses Hezbollah of "hijacking" Lebanon.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 12/1/2017, 10:27 PM

The Saudis invented Islamist terror, will they destroy it?

Does Wahhabi Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman mean it when he calls terror a threat that has to end? Jeff Dunetz, 11/29/2017, 6:13 PM

Will Israeli chess players make history in Saudi Arabia?

World Chess Federation pushing for Saudi Arabia to permit Israelis to participate in upcoming chess tournament in Riyadh.Elad Benari, 11/29/2017, 6:34 AM

Rouhani: Saudi Arabia covering up its defeats

Iranian President says Saudi Arabia presents his country as an enemy to cover up its defeats in the region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/29/2017, 6:12 AM

'We have ties with a dozen Arab countries'

Israel's UN Ambassador says that Israel enjoys ties with many Arab countries who officially refuse to recognize Israel's existence.Tzvi Lev, 11/27/2017, 11:32 AM

Saudi crown prince vows to wipe terrorists from the earth

Saudi Arabia's crown prince hosts officials from 40 Muslim countries in first meeting of Islamic counter-terrorism alliance.Ben Ariel, 11/27/2017, 6:06 AM

Iran blasts 'immature' Saudi crown prince

Iran fires back after Prince Mohammed Bin Salman calls Khamenei “the new Hitler of the Middle East”.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/24/2017, 10:24 PM

Saudi Crown Prince: Khamenei is the Middle East's 'new Hitler'

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says Middle East learned from Europe that appeasement doesn't work, needs to confront Iran.Chana Roberts, 11/24/2017, 9:17 AM

Saudi Foreign Minister: We have no relations with Israel

Saudi Foreign Minister denies reports his country is getting closer to Israel.Elad Benari, 11/21/2017, 6:16 AM

The Ten Commandments for Israeli negotiations with Saudi Arabia

A guide to the immutable principles upon which Israel must base its negotiating strategy vis-à-vis the Saudis and any other Arab nations who wish to live in peace with the Jewish State. Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 11/20/2017, 11:07 AM

Arab League: Hezbollah is a terror group

Arab foreign ministers refer to Hezbollah as a terrorist group, blast Iran's actions in the region.Dalit Halevi, 11/20/2017, 4:15 AM

Steinitz: We have ties with 'many' Arab states

Amid reports of ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, Energy Minister says Israel has covert ties with "many" Arab states.Elad Benari, 11/20/2017, 1:06 AM

Saudi FM: Hezbollah holding Lebanon hostage

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister demands Hezbollah disarm.Ben Ariel, Canada, 11/17/2017, 10:29 PM

Hariri to travel to France this weekend

Lebanese Prime Minister who resigned to meet French President Macron in Paris after arriving from Saudi Arabia.Elad Benari, 11/17/2017, 3:14 AM

Report: Saudi Crown Prince will 'crush' Hezbollah with Israel

British newspaper reports Saudi King Salman will step down next week and announce his son as his successor.Elad Benari, 11/17/2017, 12:05 AM

'We have an opportunity to build a new coalition against Iran'

IDF Chief of Staff speaks with Saudi newspaper, says Israel and Saudi Arabia see eye to eye on Iranian threat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2017, 4:02 PM

Lebanon's President Ayoun: We consider Hariri as detained

'Saad al-Hariri has not returned to Lebanon, so we consider him detained.'Mordechai Sones, 11/15/2017, 12:14 PM

PA: Saudis won't normalize ties with Israel without peace

PA official says Abbas was told by Saudi King there will be no normalization of ties with Israel before Israel-PA peace deal is reached.Elad Benari, 11/15/2017, 6:04 AM

Hariri: Chill, I'll be back home in two days

Lebanon's Prime Minister says in tweet that he will return home in the next two days.Elad Benari, 11/15/2017, 12:08 AM

Report: Saudi Arabia mulling normalization with Israel

Lebanese paper claims Saudi Foreign Ministry urging Crown Prince to normalize relations with Jewish state.David Rosenberg, 11/14/2017, 1:54 PM

Watch: Iranian cleric threatens to shatter Saudi Arabia's teeth

Iranian cleric Ahmad Khatami blasts Saudi Arabia in a Friday sermon, threatens to "shatter its teeth to smithereens".Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2017, 5:40 AM

Arab League to discuss Iran

Arab League to meet at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss alleged "violations" committed by Iran in the region.Elad Benari, 11/13/2017, 4:37 AM

Hariri: I will return to Lebanon 'very soon'

Saad Hariri who resigned as Lebanese PM refutes rumors that he is being held in Saudi Arabia against his will.Elad Benari, 11/13/2017, 1:08 AM