State Department approves sale of munitions to Saudi Arabia

State Department approves sale of munitions to Saudi Arabia

US State Department approves potential sale of 3,000 precision guided munitions to Saudi Arabia in a deal valued at up to $290 billion.Ben Ariel, 12/30/2020, 5:38 AM
Saudi women's rights activist jailed for 'terrorism'

Saudi women's rights activist jailed for 'terrorism'

The AFP reported that Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul has received a 5 years, 8 months jail sentence.Eitan Divinsky, 12/28/2020, 1:52 PM
Saudi Arabia suspends international flights following new coronavirus mutation

Saudi Arabia suspends international flights following new coronavirus mutation

Saudi Arabia suspends all international commercial flights and entry to the kingdom through land and sea ports for a period of one week.Elad Benari, 12/21/2020, 6:40 AM
Saudi textbooks remove anti-Semitism, but 'more must be done'

Saudi textbooks remove anti-Semitism, but 'more must be done'

Saudi Arabia begins process of removing anti-Semitism, jihadism from school textbooks. Experts say more must be done.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2020, 10:39 AM
Kushner: Inevitable that Saudi Arabia will recognize Israel

Kushner: Inevitable that Saudi Arabia will recognize Israel

Aide to US President says only a matter of time before Saudi Arabia normalizes ties with Israel after Morocco joins UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2020, 6:55 PM
Peace with the Saudis? 'They're waiting for Biden'

Peace with the Saudis? 'They're waiting for Biden'

Expert on international relations explains why Saudi Arabia chose not to join the other states that established ties with Israel.Nitsan Keidar, 12/9/2020, 6:05 AM
Saudi Cabinet reaffirms commitment to Palestinian cause

Saudi Cabinet reaffirms commitment to Palestinian cause

Saudi Cabinet says Palestinian cause is still at the top of the issues it supports, calls on Israel to halt "settlement building".Elad Benari, 12/9/2020, 3:37 AM
Saudi Prince calls Israeli PM a liar: 'How can you believe him?'

Saudi Prince calls Israeli PM a liar: 'How can you believe him?'

Prince Turki Al-Faisal spoke at a video conference also attended by Israeli Foreign Minister who expressed his "regret" at remarks.Y Rabinovitz, 12/6/2020, 9:31 PM
Report: Saudi Arabia, Qatar near US-brokered deal following break in ties

Report: Saudi Arabia, Qatar near US-brokered deal following break in ties

The countries, with US encouragement, are reportedly nearing a deal following a rift that began over 3 years ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2020, 8:41 AM
Saudi minister: Iran desperate to blame us for anything negative

Saudi minister: Iran desperate to blame us for anything negative

Senior Saudi minister fires back after Iran's foreign minister claims Saudi Arabia played a role in elimination of senior nuclear scientist.Elad Benari, 12/2/2020, 6:32 AM
Saudi Arabia to allow Israeli flights over its territory following appeal by US admin.

Saudi Arabia to allow Israeli flights over its territory following appeal by US admin.

The issue came as a result of either bureaucratic misunderstanding, technical confusion, or Riyadh's frustration with Israel.Eitan Divinsky, 11/30/2020, 6:43 PM
Jared Kushner visits the Gulf

Jared Kushner visits the Gulf

Trump's senior adviser will try to persuade the Saudis to move towards normalization with Israel even before Biden enters the White House.Nitsan Keidar, 11/29/2020, 11:25 PM
Report: Saudi Crown Prince delayed Israel deal because of US election results

Report: Saudi Crown Prince delayed Israel deal because of US election results

Officials say Saudi Crown Prince pulled back from normalization with Israel in part because of US election results.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/29/2020, 6:06 AM
PM & Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman discussed forming united front against Iran

PM & Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman discussed forming united front against Iran

Two leaders also discussed how to relate to incoming Biden administration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2020, 9:27 AM
PA officials hope Saudi Arabia won't establish ties with Israel

PA officials hope Saudi Arabia won't establish ties with Israel

PA officials say normalization of ties with Israel is "an escape from the truth".Elad Benari, 11/24/2020, 5:42 AM
WATCH: Netanyahu meets senior Saudi leaders in Riyadh

WATCH: Netanyahu meets senior Saudi leaders in Riyadh

Israeli officials confirmed reports that Netanyahu, Mossad chief travelled to Saudi capital for meeting with Crown Prince & Mike Pompeo.i24NEWS, 11/23/2020, 7:03 PM
Will Saudis join accords? 'More when than if'

Will Saudis join accords? 'More when than if'

US Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs refrains from disclosing details re Saudis, but says 'more will join accords'.Yoni Kempinski, 11/23/2020, 4:36 PM
Gantz brands leak of secret flight 'irresponsible move'

Gantz brands leak of secret flight 'irresponsible move'

Defense Minister Benny Gantz attacks leak on Prime Minister Netanyahu's flight to Saudi Arabia: 'Israeli citizens should be disturbed.'Hezki Baruch, 11/23/2020, 3:40 PM
Netanyahu discussed normalization with Saudi Crown Prince

Netanyahu discussed normalization with Saudi Crown Prince

Senior Saudi official says Israeli PM and Saudi Crown Prince discussed normalization but did not reach any agreement in last night's meetingDavid Rosenberg, 11/23/2020, 1:34 PM
Netanyahu secretly visited Saudi Arabia

Netanyahu secretly visited Saudi Arabia

Israeli Prime Minister and Mossad chief visited Saudi Arabia with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.David Rosenberg, 11/23/2020, 9:32 AM
'Nobody would be naive enough to go back to Iran deal'

'Nobody would be naive enough to go back to Iran deal'

Saudi Arabia’s UN envoy dismisses the idea that Biden will re-enter 2015 Iran nuclear deal: It has proven its failure to the entire world.Elad Benari, 11/23/2020, 6:14 AM
Saudi FM: Confident Biden will pursue policies that help regional stability

Saudi FM: Confident Biden will pursue policies that help regional stability

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister: Kingdom is interested in normalization with Israel, but only after Palestinian state is established.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/22/2020, 6:41 AM
Reports: Pakistani leaders considering recognition of Israel

Reports: Pakistani leaders considering recognition of Israel

Editor-in-chief of Islamabad Telegraph daily says Pakistani PM 'hesitant' to make steps towards normalization, pressured by Saudis, Trump.ILTV, 11/16/2020, 9:21 PM
ISIS claims attack against foreign diplomats in Saudi Arabia

ISIS claims attack against foreign diplomats in Saudi Arabia

Islamic State says it targeted French diplomats attending ceremony at cemetery in Jiddah because of Mohammed caricatures.Elad Benari, 11/13/2020, 3:28 AM
Saudi king urges 'firm stance' against Iran

Saudi king urges 'firm stance' against Iran

"This firm stance must guarantee that the Iranian regime is prevented from obtaining weapons of mass destruction."AFP, 11/12/2020, 11:08 AM
Saudi King reaffirms support for Palestinian state

Saudi King reaffirms support for Palestinian state

Saudi King Salman says Kingdom supports efforts to bring peace to the region through talks between Israelis and Palestinians.Elad Benari, 11/12/2020, 2:02 AM
Should we care if Biden cools off relations with Saudis?

Should we care if Biden cools off relations with Saudis?

As Saudi Arabia quietly reconciles with Israel, pro-Israel community fears a Biden admin. could treat Saudis as a 'pariah' state. Op-edJonathan S. Tobin, 11/11/2020, 2:00 AM
Saudi Arabia congratulates Biden

Saudi Arabia congratulates Biden

More than 24 hours after TV networks projected his victory, Saudi King and Crown Prince congratulate president-elect.Ben Ariel, 11/9/2020, 1:04 AM
Report: Man attacks guard at French consulate in Saudi Arabia

Report: Man attacks guard at French consulate in Saudi Arabia

Man reportedly attacks security guard with sharp object at French consulate in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2020, 12:53 PM
Saudi Arabia: A scapegoat for human-rights abusers

Saudi Arabia: A scapegoat for human-rights abusers

The recent removal of Saudi Arabia from the UNHRC is a farce, part of a charade by worse actors to distract from their own misdeeds. Op-ed.Cliff Smith, 10/28/2020, 9:43 PM
Saudi blogger and Israel fan contracts coronavirus

Saudi blogger and Israel fan contracts coronavirus

Saudi blogger and Israel fan Mohammed Saud reveals on Twitter that he contracted coronavirus and that his father is hospitalized.Ben Ariel, 10/28/2020, 2:01 AM
How To Visit Saudi Arabia: Applying for a Visa and Planning a Trip

How To Visit Saudi Arabia: Applying for a Visa and Planning a Trip

Ever thought of planning a trip to Saudi Arabia, now you can.Sponsored Content, 10/25/2020, 5:05 PM
Normalization with the Saudis - at what price?

Normalization with the Saudis - at what price?

The Saudis have a good many skeletons in the closet that have to be aired and discarded for a peace process to work. Opinion.Gerald A. Honigman , 10/25/2020, 9:37 AM
Next goal: Deal with Saudi Arabia

Next goal: Deal with Saudi Arabia

Saudi crown prince reportedly seeks to advance normalization, but his father is blocking the move.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/25/2020, 8:31 AM
Trump predicts Saudi Arabia will forge ties with Israel

Trump predicts Saudi Arabia will forge ties with Israel

Trump tells reporters at least five countries want to normalize ties with Israel, says he expects Saudi Arabia to be one of those countries.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/23/2020, 9:57 PM
Mossad chief to Saudis: Negotiations with Palestinians should not be a condition for talks

Mossad chief to Saudis: Negotiations with Palestinians should not be a condition for talks

Mossad chief Yossi Cohen: We are in contact with many countries in the region, there is a new atmosphere.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2020, 5:33 AM
Trump envoy: Our conversations with the Saudis have been positive

Trump envoy: Our conversations with the Saudis have been positive

Trump's Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz says Trump's push for Israeli-Arab rapprochement is gaining momentum.Elad Benari, 10/19/2020, 3:11 AM
ISIS condemns Israel's normalization deals with UAE and Bahrain

ISIS condemns Israel's normalization deals with UAE and Bahrain

ISIS spokesman calls for attacks in Saudi Arabia in retaliation for Israel's normalization accords with the UAE and Bahrain.Elad Benari, 10/19/2020, 2:00 AM
Saudi FM: Normalization with Israel unlikely any time soon

Saudi FM: Normalization with Israel unlikely any time soon

Saudi Foreign Minister speaks at Washington think tank, says focus should be on resuming Israel-PA peace negotiations.Elad Benari, 10/16/2020, 2:07 AM
Jordan and Saudis tighten screws on PLO and Hamas

Jordan and Saudis tighten screws on PLO and Hamas

Reconciling their differences is the price the PLO and Hamas have to pay for future Saudi help, but their enmity runs too deep. Op-ed.David Singer, 10/15/2020, 11:01 AM
  Pompeo encourages Saudis to normalize with Israel

Pompeo encourages Saudis to normalize with Israel

"We hope Saudi Arabia will consider normalizing its relationships as well," US Secretary of State says at meeting with Saudi FM.AFP, 10/14/2020, 6:10 PM
Chevron’s purchase is another nail in the BDS movement’s coffin

Chevron’s purchase is another nail in the BDS movement’s coffin

The US oil industry, dependent on Arab oil wells, abetted anti-Israel policies for years. Do we appreciate that this is now history? Op-ed.Jonathan S. Tobin, 10/14/2020, 2:00 PM
'I'd choose Iran over Saudi Arabia'

'I'd choose Iran over Saudi Arabia'

While 'unfair' to force her to choose between Sunni and Shia, nevertheless she'd choose Iran because people there enjoy 'greater freedom'.Mordechai Sones, 10/14/2020, 9:15 AM
Biden may change US relations with Saudi Arabia if elected

Biden may change US relations with Saudi Arabia if elected

Democratic presidential candidate may make significant changes for American foreign policy, vowing to reassess relationship if he wins.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2020, 10:48 PM
Fmr. Saudi Amb. to US slams PA for badmouthing Gulf leaders on peace with Israel

Fmr. Saudi Amb. to US slams PA for badmouthing Gulf leaders on peace with Israel

Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Al-Saud: Palestinian leaders historically placed their bets on the losing party.Mordechai Sones, 10/8/2020, 10:27 AM
Saudi official: We have to focus on our own interest

Saudi official: We have to focus on our own interest

Saudi Arabia’s former intelligence chief again criticizes PA, says it now has high regard for countries such as Iran and Turkey.Elad Benari, 10/8/2020, 6:34 AM
Saudi official blasts PA for condemning UAE, Bahrain deals

Saudi official blasts PA for condemning UAE, Bahrain deals

Former Saudi intelligence chief: Palestinian leadership always bets on the losing side, and that comes at a price.Elad Benari, 10/6/2020, 6:42 AM
Report: Saudis urged UAE and Bahrain to sign deal with Israel

Report: Saudis urged UAE and Bahrain to sign deal with Israel

Report: Saudi Arabia quietly urged UAE and Bahrain to sign deal with Israel, but is unlikely to ink similar deal before US election.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/26/2020, 12:08 AM
Saudi King backs US peace efforts

Saudi King backs US peace efforts

Speaking to UN General Assembly, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman calls for comprehensive solution on Iran.Elad Benari, 9/24/2020, 5:35 AM
Saudis reject deal with Israel, but push outreach to Jews

Saudis reject deal with Israel, but push outreach to Jews

While Saudi Arabia declines to recognize Israel now, Saudis are working to scrub anti-Jewish rhetoric.Anuj Chopra, AFP, 9/23/2020, 8:01 AM
Saudi Arabia: Deal with Iran needs to preserve non-proliferation

Saudi Arabia: Deal with Iran needs to preserve non-proliferation

Saudi Arabia says any nuclear deal with Iran has to continue efforts aimed at making the Middle East free of mass destruction weapons.Elad Benari, 9/23/2020, 4:30 AM
Report: Saudi Arabia has enough uranium for nuclear fuel

Report: Saudi Arabia has enough uranium for nuclear fuel

Saudi Arabian nuclear energy program sees boost with report indicating presence of significant domestic uranium deposits.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2020, 7:47 PM
Trump: Two more countries ready to try joining agreement with Israel

Trump: Two more countries ready to try joining agreement with Israel

US President says "four or five" other Arab countries may soon join the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in recognizing Israel.Elad Benari, 9/17/2020, 4:44 AM
'I hope an agreement with Saudi Arabia is within reach'

'I hope an agreement with Saudi Arabia is within reach'

Mossad chief: The agreements are a strategic change in the campaign against Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2020, 4:05 AM
Trump expects Saudi Arabia to normalize ties with Israel 'at the right time'

Trump expects Saudi Arabia to normalize ties with Israel 'at the right time'

Speaking to reporters outside the White House, Trump estimates seven or eight or nine more countries will normalize relations with Israel.Elad Benari, 9/16/2020, 1:04 AM
Watch: Saudi blogger sings with Israeli singer

Watch: Saudi blogger sings with Israeli singer

Mohammed Saud excited about peace prospects; sings 'We are believers, sons of believers' in video with religious Israeli singer Amiran Dvir.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/13/2020, 8:11 AM
Report: Trump boasted of saving Saudi Prince over Khashoggi murder

Report: Trump boasted of saving Saudi Prince over Khashoggi murder

Reporter Bob Woodward in new book: Trump boasted he saved Saudi Crown Prince from greater scrutiny over killing of Jamal Khashoggi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2020, 6:37 AM