Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Is Good News for Israel and U.S.

(Ha'aretz) Zvi Bar'el - Many expect that in the not-too-distant future, Saudi King Salman, who is ill, will step down and hand the scepter to his son, the new crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, 32. Bin Salman's firm anti-Iranian positions make him an important partner for Israel and the U.S. He also agrees with America on the need to thwart Russian influence in the region; to topple President Bashar Assad's regime in Syria; and to act firmly against ISIS and other radical organizations, from the Muslim Brotherhood to Hizbullah. During the last two years, several Arab websites have reported that bin Salman also met with top Israelis.

2017-06-22 00:00:00

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