Report: Saudis Harden Stance on U.S. Peace Plan

(Axios) Barak Ravid - A classified Israel Foreign Ministry report from mid-December determined that Saudi Arabia will not support the Trump administration's Middle East peace plan and won't normalize relations with Israel if it doesn't address Palestinian demands - mainly regarding a capital in east Jerusalem. A Foreign Ministry official told me that the report said that Saudi Arabia's King Salman had taken the Israeli-Palestinian file back from his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The official said, "There was a feeling in the last year that there was a window of opportunity to reach a breakthrough with Saudi Arabia - but, even if there was such an opening, this window is closed for now."

2019-02-11 00:00:00

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