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Saudi Arabia: Woman given 34 years for retweeting activists

Human rights groups condemn Saudi Arabia for using counterterrorism laws to arrest, punish woman over tweets supporting activists.

Saudi Arabia: Woman given 34 years for retweeting activists

IDF to consider letting soldiers fly in Saudi and Omani airspace

IDF policy currently prohibits soldiers from flying over the Arab kingdoms, but soon all flights to the east will take that route

IDF to consider letting soldiers fly in Saudi and Omani airspace

Saudi Aramco reports 90% surge in quarterly profits

State owned oil company announces $48.4 billion net income during second quarter when gas prices hit record highs.

Saudi Aramco reports 90% surge in quarterly profits

Interviewing 'Hashemite KIngdom of Palestine' plan initiator, author Ali Shihabi

Will an Israeli De Gaulle emerge to endorse Mr Shihabi’s plan as part of his platform in the upcoming Israeli elections? Op-ed.

Interviewung Saudi plan initiator, author Ali Shihabi

Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine: Vote winner for Lapid, Gantz, or Bibi

Promising voters to negotiate with Jordan on implementing this Saudi Plan is an assured vote winner.Op-ed.

Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine:Vote winner to Lapid, Gantz, Bibi

Former Twitter worker found guilty of spying for Saudi Arabia

Jury finds Ahmad Abouammo guilty on criminal counts including money laundering, fraud, and being an illegal agent of a foreign government.

Former Twitter worker found guilty of spying for Saudi Arabia

El Al receives official permission to fly over Saudi Arabia

The duration of Israeli airlines' eastbound flights is expected to shorten considerably - beginning next week.

El Al receives official permission to fly over Saudi Arabia

Saudi imam calls to 'annihilate the plundering' Jews

Antisemitic sentiments are so deeply implanted in the Arab mindset that some are wondering how long it will take for them to accept us.

Saudi imam calls to 'annihilate the plundering' Jewsplayer

Deborah Lipstadt: I believe Saudi Arabia tour was 'net positive'

Deborah Lipstadt, back from Saudi Arabia, says progress underway on combatting antisemitism in Gulf states.

Deborah Lipstadt: I believe Saudi Arabia tour was 'net positive'

Saudi Arabia welcomes elimination of Al-Qaeda leader

Saudi Arabia stresses importance of efforts to eradicate terrorism after US announces elimination of Ayman Al-Zawahiri.

Saudi Arabia welcomes elimination of Al-Qaeda leader

The way is being paved for the Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine plan

Israel, Jordan and the PLO/PA seem to be moving along on the Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine plans. Can it be? Op-ed.

The way is being paved for the Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine

Uproar over Trump hosting controversial Saudi-funded golf tournament

Families of 9-11 victims protesting the former president's involvement in new Saudi-led venture attempting to 'whitewash' the country.

Uproar over Trump hosting controversial Saudi-funded tournamentplayer

100 years ago, the Mandate for Palestine Saga began

July 24, 1922 marks the centennial of the British Mandate's start. It could also be the start of a new solution to the conflict. Op-ed.

100 years ago the Mandate for Palestine Saga began

El Al to operate direct flights from Israel to Australia - via Saudi Arabia

Flight from Israel to Australia expected to take 15 hours, and if approved will make El Al the only airline to fly that route.

El Al to operate direct flights to Australia - via Saudi Arabia

Former Saudi spymaster: Crown prince wanted to kill his father

'Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman should be afraid of the information in my possession,' claims former Saudi spy chief.

Former Saudi spymaster: Crown prince wanted to kill his fatherplayer

Biden's misguided approach to Saudi Arabia

His tactless approach to MBS is matched by his illogical anti-fossil fuel decisions. Logic has no role to play. Op-ed.

Biden's misguided approach to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia arrests man who helped Israeli journalist reach Mecca

Saudi local arrested after helping Israeli journalist Gil Tamari enter Mecca, in violation of rules for non-Muslims.

Man arrested for helping Israeli journalist reach Mecca

Watch: Saudi activist plays 'HaTikva' on Arabic musical instrument

Mohammed Saud posted a video of himself performing Israel's national anthem with the inscription: 'Preparing for peace and normalization'

Watch: Saudi activist plays 'HaTikva' on Arabic instrumentplayer

Iranian-backed Houthis threaten new round of fighting in Yemen

The proxy militia is reacting to Biden's visit to the region in a very negative light after being offered an additional ceasefire.

Iranian-backed Houthis threaten new round of fighting in Yemenplayer

Abbas thanks Saudi leaders for backing two-state solution

PA chairman writes Saudi King and Crown Prince, thanks them for backing Palestinian cause during summit with Biden.

Abbas thanks Saudi leaders for backing two-state solution

Watch: Israeli news broadcast on Saudi soil

An Israeli reporter says he's been treated surprisingly well by his Saudi hosts.

Watch: Israeli news broadcast on Saudi soilplayer

Watch: Biden gets testy - 'What a silly question'

President Biden would have none of it when asked about his behavior towards the Saudi crown prince.

Watch: Biden gets testy - 'What a silly question'player

Watch: Biden says he blamed Saudi leader for journalist's death

The President says he blamed the Saudi crown prince for the untimely death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Watch: Biden says he blamed Saudi leader for journalist's deathplayer

Saudi Arabia and Israel: Clouds on the new horizon

Saudi policy demands the creation of 'Palestine', yet 'Palestine' would be no friend of the Saudis. Op-ed.

Saudi Arabia and Israel: Clouds on the new horizon

Saudi Arabia conditions normalization with Israel on two-state solution

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister: We have made it clear that peace comes at the end of Arab Peace Initiative process

Saudi Arabia conditions normalization on two-state solution

Biden announces: Agreement reached with Saudis on Red Sea islands, opening of airspace

Speaking from Jeddah, Biden announces two agreements with Saudi Arabia which are considered to be steps towards normalization with Israel.

Agreement reached with Saudis on Red Sea islands, airspaceplayer

Biden, Saudi Crown Prince meet for three hours

After departing from Israel, Biden arrives in Jeddah, meets Saudi Crown Prince and his father, King Salman.

Biden, Saudi Crown Prince meet for three hoursplayer

Senior WH correspondent: Joe Biden’s visit ‘reaffirming of US-Israel relationship’

Ed O'Keefe, CBS News senior White House correspondent, explains that Biden's visit was mutually beneficial to the US and Israel.

Joe Biden’s visit ‘reaffirming of US-Israel relationship’player

Mansour Abbas: I am against direct flights to Saudi Arabia

Ra'am chairman says in interview that direct flights from Israel to Saudi Arabia would harm relations with Jordan: Ra'am: He was misquoted.

Mansour Abbas: I am against direct flights to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to open airspace to all carriers

No specific mention of Israel, but Saudi Arabia’s aviation authority announces the Kingdom's airspace will be opened for all air carriers.

Saudi Arabia to open airspace to all carriers

Israeli officials: Steps toward Saudi-Israel normalization expected around Biden visit

Officials tell Axios steps toward normalizing relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel will be announced after Biden's Saudi Arabia visit.

'Steps toward Saudi-Israel normalization expected'

Report: Saudi Arabia to allow flights to and from Israel to use its airspace

Saudis also expected to allow Muslims to take charter flights directly from Israel to Saudi Arabia to participate in the Hajj.

Saudi Arabia to allow Israeli flights to use its airspace

Is Biden flip-flopping on Saudi Arabia?

Some experts are saying Biden's trip has failed before it's even begun, with the Saudis having nothing to gain by meeting US demands.

Is Biden flip-flopping on Saudi Arabia? player

US National Security Advisor: Iran planning to provide Russia with UAVs to use in Ukraine

Jake Sullivan says President will work to promote Israel-Saudi relations but "normalization will be a long process."

'Iran planning to provide Russia with UAVs to use in Ukraine'

Netanyahu vows to sign peace deal with Saudi Arabia if elected

Opposition leader says choice is between left-wing government dependent on Ra'am and the Joint List or nationalist government led by him.

Netanyahu vows to sign peace deal with Saudi Arabia if elected

Report: US considering selling offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia

Final decision depends on Saudi Arabia working to end war in Yemen, report says.

US considering selling offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia

Biden: Flight from Israel to Saudi Arabia is a symbol of normalization

US President Joe Biden publishes op-ed ahead of Middle East visit. "We rebuilt U.S. ties with the Palestinians".

Flight from Israel to Saudi Arabia is a symbol of normalization

Saudi Arabia welcomes back its Jewish community

Jewish organizations are showing their appreciation for the Saudi Prince, who has made it a priority to rebuild the local community.

Saudi Arabia welcomes back its Jewish communityplayer

Saudi Arabia agrees to allow Israel to fly over its airspace

'Hope for breakthrough in relations with Saudi Arabia understandable, but not realistic,' source says.

Saudi Arabia agrees to allow Israel to fly over its airspace

Friendly suggestions for Biden’s upcoming Middle East trip

What does Biden expect to accomplish during his brief visit to the Middle East? What “national security” assurances can he give? Op-ed.

Friendly suggestions for Biden’s upcoming Middle East trip