Saudi Prince Rules Out Engagement with Israel

(Washington Post) Glenn Kessler - Saudi Arabia will refuse to "directly or indirectly engage Israel" until it leaves all land captured during the 1967 Six-Day War, Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former Saudi ambassador to the U.S., said Thursday, dashing any hopes the Obama administration might have had for rapprochement before a final peace deal. "For us to take any steps toward any form of normalization with the Israeli state before these Arab lands have been returned to their rightful legitimate owners would undermine international law and turn a blind eye to immorality," he told the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Turki, though out of government, is considered a candidate to succeed his ailing brother, Saud al-Faisal, as foreign minister.

2010-11-05 09:38:33

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