A Thaw in Saudi-Israel Relations?

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel, Arnon Regular and Yoav Stern - Saudi Arabia is planning a normalization of relations with Israel some time after next week's Arab summit in Algeria. During meetings with European officials in Jerusalem for the dedication of the new Holocaust Museum, Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom heard that the Europeans believe Saudi Arabia is planning to make moves toward Israel, as part of the general trend in the Middle East to improve the atmosphere. Government sources in Jerusalem also said that UN Secretary General Kofi Annan took a firm line on Hizballah and how it must disarm, as stated by UN Security Council Resolution 1559.

2005-03-16 00:00:00

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