Saudi Royal Family Divides Over Potential Embrace of Israel

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An argument is raging powering palace doorways in Saudi Arabia: Now that the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have solid ties with Israel, must the kingdom stick to match?

Saudi Arabia’s monarch, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has been at odds with his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, about embracing the Jewish condition. The king is a longtime supporter of the Arab boycott of Israel and the Palestinians’ need for an unbiased condition. The prince wishes to shift previous what he sees as an intractable conflict to sign up for with Israel in company…

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